Olivewood Flat Spatula
I have been using the olivewood flat spatulas I bought from Sur la Table for at least 15 years. I really like using them and have an increased appreciation for them since I started cooking oil-free. Olivewood doesn’t scratch pans, but is durable enough to lift the garlic and other aromatic vegetables from the pan which is key for oil-free cooking. I have several styles including the slotted style shown above and solid shown in the link below. Wooden utensils need to be hand washed and require some care, but have held up beautifully over the years. We like longevity in our tools.
I oil them whenever I oil my main cutting boards to keep the wood grain from drying and also to look pretty. When they start to look dry and loose their luster like in the photo above, they need to be oiled. Once oiled the wood grain and sheen comes back. Two or three times a year I also rub them with a fine steel wool to make them smooth again. And unlike bamboo, the edges don’t fray and split. I recommend this particular spatula on Amazon by Sur la Table because it’s one of the specific olivewood utensils I have been using and has lasted so many years.