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Old 07-06-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Commercial spatula for meat

Our son has a kiosk selling food @ events. Currently he uses a commercial spatula but it is heavy and after 6-10 hrs of chopping, flipping etc his wrist is wounded! Any of you know of a commercial spatual that is lightweight? What would the metal part be made of? This problem is not unique, I am sure. Thank you.

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Old 07-06-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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marajo, commercial spatulas are made heavier to stand up to the 6-10 hours or more of work they have to deal with on a daily basis.

Your son might consider a lighter spatula made for home use. They would both be made of stainless steel.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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This isn't commercial per se, but I like it. It's light because the spatula part is made of thin springy steel, and the handle, although steel, appears to be hollow:

Amazon.com: Kuhn Rikon Cooks' Flexi Turner: Home & Garden
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Thank you for the link. I understand the reason for the heavy spatula's but thinking this problem is not unusual.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:06 PM   #5
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Would dough scrapers hold up? I am thinking using 2 of these, 1 in ea. hand to do the work.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:09 PM   #6
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Dough scrapers would put your hands closer to the heat of the grill/griddle. 6-10 hours of that could really be a problem.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:23 PM   #7
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I thought of that as I was typing. So maybe 2 lightweight turner/spatula's.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #8
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Why switch to two spatulas? That would be awkward for your son as it's a whole new movement. One lighter weight spatula is probably the best bet.
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