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Old 08-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Pigs tail flipper for non-stick pans???

I really like my pig tail flipper. It's a stem on a handle with a curly cue at the end. One turn of the wrist instantly flips whatever you're cooking. It's particularly useful for flipping thin items like sliced zucchini and the like.

However, they're made of stainless steel and the sharp point can put scratches in non-stick pans very easily.

I've not seen any pig tail flippers made from some material other than steel.

Wouldn't you think some company could make a pig tail flipper to use in non-stick pans?

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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We have 2 of the pigtail turners and love them. I've never had any challenge using them with Teflon cookware. The flipper is so effective that I never actually touch any pan with the tip of the tool.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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Do you have any good pigtail recipes?
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We have 2 of the pigtail turners and love them. I've never had any challenge using them with Teflon cookware. The flipper is so effective that I never actually touch any pan with the tip of the tool.
I slice my zucchini very very thin for frying and I try and be careful when poking pieces to flip, but the sharp tip makes it thru my thin zucchini slices. Over time, it tends to make scratches on my non-stick coating. Ah well.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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I don't recall ever seeing one of these. I gather you mean one of these?

Amazon.com: Pig Tail Food Flipper Jr, 12-Inch: Kitchen & Dining
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I don't recall ever seeing one of these. I gather you mean one of these?

Amazon.com: Pig Tail Food Flipper Jr, 12-Inch: Kitchen & Dining
Yes. Mine was included in something or another I bought years ago and can't even remember. I kept the pigtail and ended up tossing the product.
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Kidding aside, it looks handy for flipping lots of things while cooking.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #8
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Kidding aside, it looks handy for flipping lots of things while cooking.
Oh great, another "toy" I will probably buy. Being a member of DC can add up. The knife drawer insert and this flipper thing--two things in one day without which I cannot life! My kitchen needs these things--the cook wants to make life easier while in the kitchen.
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Clearly you don't want to switch to another flipping tool. So the other side of the solution from a teflon safe pigtail is using a pan that's not non-stick.
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We use ours all the time. And, on average, I'd say we use ours at least once per day. Yesterday I used it three times.

My favorite use is to dredge and batter-dip foods for frying. The food gets a better, more even coating and I don't end up with huge batter-coated elephant fingers.

Once I used the larger/longer one to fish out something I'd dropped behind the dryer. Hey! It worked!!

Like I said, these little gems are great for all manner of tasks.
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