One might think that someone who cooks for a living would be a kitchen gadget nut but I am not.  In my humble opinion there are only a few things you NEED in a kitchen.  Most of them are sharp knifes 🙂

While shopping the other day I decided to splurge and buy what I thought was a spatula.  Upon closer inspection, I discovered that this was apparently a specialized spatula or “Pancake Turner.”

Ok, whatever.  Right?

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I have never been very good at reading directions; and have a long and glorious history of “durability testing” kitchen equipment so what happened next is not very surprising.

Midway through this morning’s hash brown flipping, this happened.

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My first thought, as the beheaded instrument clattered to the floor was; “REALLY?!  You call that a spatula?!”

Then I remembered; that technically they hadn’t.

But how did it know that wasn’t a pancake?  Either this is the smartest spatula in the known world or just another shoddy grocery story kitchen utensil.

I can’t say they didn’t warn me.

 

 

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