✅FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH: The flipper of this fish spatula is thin and slightly flexible so that it slips smoothly under even delicate items and is easy to maneuver around a crowded pan. It can be easy to move the short handle away from the hot edge of the pan or to slide the blade under a fillet. Wide slots in the flipper help with flexibility and also allow oil to drain off quickly. But it is still sturdy enough to lift a big burger or steak without buckling or sagging.
✅SHAPE: The flipper of the fish spatula is angled upward near the edge, enough that it can squeeze into tight spaces and cradle a piece of food securely. The beveled blade edge slips easily under fragile fish skin or fluffy pancakes, and it efficiently scrapes every stuck-on bit from the edges of the pan. If it is too blunt, you end up pushing into foods, rather than sliding under them. The handle is lightweight but balanced, and close enough to the flipper to allow you to work with precision.
✅MATERIAL: This spatula has stainless steel flippers. A plastic spatula can't be made thin enough to function well as a fish spatula. It has almost no flexibility and is too thick to slide under delicate items without damaging them. For a fish spatula to do what it's supposed to do, it needs to be stainless steel. The corollary, of course, is that metal spatulas are not a good choice for most nonstick cookware, given their propensity to scratch the pan's coating.
✅PAKKAWOOD HANDLE: Pakkawood is an engineered wood/resin composite that makes for a strong and ultra-durable material. It is quite dense and more water/heat-resistant than natural wood. The handle won't be burnt/melted if left in contact with the edge of a hot pan. Its durability, water-resistance properties, and beauty make it an attractive alternative to natural wood. Spatula with pakkawood handles isn't dishwasher-safe.