Do you have one of these?
May 6, 2021 8:53am CST
Do you have one of these silicone spatula thingies? I recently acquired one and it’s very useful for scraping sticky things out of bowls. A while ago I was listening to a cookery programme on the radio and someone asked the panellists whether they had a special name for any implements in their kitchen. One person said that in their house, a silicone spatula was known as a ‘children cheater’ because it did such a good job of scraping out mixing bowls, thus depriving children of their traditional job of scraping out the mixing bowl when ‘helping’ in the kitchen. That made me laugh and now the name has stuck in our house too! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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• United States
Oh! For a minute there I thought you were asking if we had a bowl with streaks of cake batter in it... Yes, we use the rubber spatulas to scrape out bowls after make cakes or brownies. And yes, we had a bowl that looked like that yesterday before Pretty scraped the rest of the brownie batter out with her finger... When she was little I'd dip out a spoonful of batter for her so she didn't miss out. That is a pretty funny name for it.
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• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
It's funny, in my house my wife and daughters have several of different sizes, they use them to make cakes and stuff. Here in my country, they also give it a funny name (because of the effect they have of not leaving anything in the container), they call it "miserable". Oh chance, it's a word cognate.
@Fleura Wouldn’t be without one, but when I saw the picture at first without my glasses I thought that it was a dinner gong to summon everyone to the table. I wish I was still living back when all the better houses had a dinner gong and a serving wench to bang it.
@Fleura We used to have a silver bell on the table, and my brother and I used to fight over whose turn it was to ring the dinky little thing to summon cook once we had finished eating. What a come down when we came to Ireland and there was no cook, houseboy etc and we had to clear the table ourselves - AND WASH THE DISHES!!!!