At first look a Le Creuset silicone spatula may not look as impressive as it actually is. It appears to simply be a wooden stick with a bit of rubber attached to the end. I have often worried that it might melt and become part of the dish that I am making. But it has a lot more going for it than a cheap plastic spatula that certainly could melt due to high temperatures.

The silicone spatulas are designed for use with Le Creuset cast iron kitchen ware. The soft silicone which feels similar to rubber has the advantage over harder kitchen utensils in that it is much kinder to the enamel coating of the cast iron pots and pans.

Cleaning the Le Creuset utensils is also very easy. The silicone head can be detatched from the wooden handle and then washed in warm soapy water or even in a dishwasher. As the head is made from silicone it is more hygenic than wooden spatulas that can absorb food stains as well as water.

The spatulas may not appear so at first glance however they can withstand very high temperatures of up to 425 degrees centigrade. Any normal plastic spatula would likely be melting by this stage.

These reasons above, hygiene, ease of cleaning as well as gentleness to your Le Creuset cast iron cookware make the silicone spatulas perfect for Le Creuset kitchens.

Silicone because of its rubber like texture is very flexible both literally and metaphorically. The spatulas can be put to use for a wide variety of kitchen tasks from baking cakes through making jams to soups and sauces.

The Le Creuset silicone spatulas come in a wide variety of colors as would be expected and they are as vibrant as the colors of the pots and pans. There is also a wide variety of sizes and styles of the spatulas themselves from a standard spatula design to silicone spoons.

What surprises me most about these products is that their look is so deceptive. It amazes me that something that looks and feels so soft is actually so tough and heat resistant. Le Creuset silicone spatulas treat the pots and pans delicately and are strong enough to stand up to the heat in the kitchen.