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Fish turners are also fish spatulas and their function in the kitchen cannot be overrated. The fish spatula is definitely an essential part of a chef’s kitchen utensils, known to make kitchen jobs easy. Turners can be the rubber type-effective in the mixing of batters and also in bowl scraping processes; it can also be the long-handled spatulas effective in the grilling of food items. There are wooden spatulas, plastic spatulas, non-slotted and slotted spatulas; there are so many spatulas, the list seems to be inexhaustible!

If you have to get a fish turner for your kitchen, then there are a lot of factors to put into consideration because there are so many good fish turners out there. A fish turner is a multi-purpose kind of Turner useful and comfortable for the preparation of “fish-dishes” and other kinds of meals. The only limitations of a fish turner are that it cannot be incorporated into baking procedures, it definitely won’t fit.

Features of a Good Fish Turner

Good Fish Turner

A good fish turner possesses a thin metal flipper and a blade-like edge which enables it to be effectively used in cooking activities which involves attention to details.  It helps in ensuring no damages to a chicken or fish being turned in the frying and ensures careful turning of fragile fish fillets. It also ensures that the pancakes are properly turned without losing some of its portions.

The shape of the fish turner could be the first factor to put into consideration In considering the shape of the fish turner, we will firstly deal with the beveled blade edge.   For a good fish turner, the beveled blade edge should be able to slip easily under any sort of fish skin without any form of negative affectation. It should also be able to skillfully scrape of any form of the stuck portion of fish or chicken, stuck to the edges of the pan.

The flipper of a fish turner should be able to make necessary maneuvers in tight spaces in the pan and protectively cradle a piece of food. If the flipper of a fish turner lacks these characteristics, it will make cooking quite stressful. Once the flipper appears too flat without enough curves, the food might roll off quite easily from the pan; if the flipper is too blunt, it will affect the manner in which it slides into foods.

The flexibility of a fish turner is a strong point. The flipper of a good fish turner should be thin and flexible, to enhance its movement in a delicate frying pan. If the flipper of the fish turner is too stiff, a struggle will ensue between your knuckles, the handle of the pan and it is hot edge. You should also watch out for wide slots in the flipper of the spatula. Wide slots make it easy to drain off oil quickly.

Too much of flexibility is not needed either. The fish turner should be just flexible enough to lift strong steaks effortlessly;  If it is too flexible, it will cause your food to slide off to the floor.

Consider the kind of material…

The kind of material

The kind of material used is also a very important factor. Most manufacturers make the flippers of fish turners from stainless steel while others prefer it from nylon, it greatly depends on the kind of function you wish to adopt the turner for.

A plastic turner can’t be made to function as a fish turner; it will be too thick to slide under delicate items such as fish fillets; but stainless steel is more idea, though it does not function well on non-stick cookware. You can probably go for fish turners made from plastic if you use non-stick cookware.

A plastic turner

Fish turners with wooden handles are not safe for dishwashers, so you should also consider what’s dishwasher safe before making your choice. You can also opt to hand-wash the wooden-handled fish turner if you consider it a great choice!

Putting our few tips into consideration will lead you on and guide your choice of fish turner. Good fish turners make cooking fun-filled and interesting but having to struggle with the wrong type of fish turners during cooking is no fun at all.