When to Use Which GIR Tool

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Jun 08, 2022

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When to Use Which GIR Tool


You’ve got the right tools, now what? There’s no denying that sometimes it’s hard to know which tool is best suited for what, especially when they’ve been expertly designed to excel at specific tasks like GIR tools. This guide will cover when to reach for the Spatula or Spoonula, when you’ll want the Whisk or Spoon, which batters are destined for the Ladle or Flip, and more. These tips will help you get the most out of your GIR tools. Get to shopping our full assortment" Full assortment can be linked to (/shop/)


The Spatulas

GIR makes four variations on our best-selling Spatula so you can pick the right one for the job, no matter what you’re cooking. All our Spatulas are built with premium silicone and single-piece construction so that they are durable yet flexible, and ready to tackle any task, so what’s the difference? Well, it’s mostly a matter of size.


The Ultimate Spatula is the original size and a jack-of-all-trades spatula for mixing in bowls, pots, and pans of all shapes and sizes, with a blade that’s flexible enough to hug any curves. Designed for both the novice and pro chef, its sturdy blade makes it a breeze to handle everything from dry mixes to wet batters. It’s also an egg-lovers dream since it slides under eggs like a dream and is safe on non-stick pans. This is your everyday spatula and a baker’s best friend!


The three variations on the Ultimate Spatula are a smaller version, a longer, more narrow version, and a supersize version. The Mini Spatula is designed for small bowls and small hands. It’s ideal for tight corners of pots and jars, as well as frosting sweet treats and light mixing. It’s also great for burgeoning little chefs looking to get more involved in the kitchen. The Skinny Spatula is made to maneuver taller, thinner jars, and designed to get to those hard-to-reach places. It can scrape the deepest corners of any container, leaving no batter, crumbs, or jam left behind. It’s also great for reaching the very bottom of even the your stand mixer’s bowl, even when it’s filled to the top. The Pro Spatula is designed for pro kitchens and serious home cooks. With a broad, strong blade and a seriously long handle (this spatula is 16" long!), it is intended for industry use and/or large batch bakers.

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The Spoonula

Part spoon, part spatula, this is one of the most versatile GIR tools. It can be used almost anywhere you’d use the Spatula, however it has added value with its curved sides and a deeper bowl for heavy batters. The Spoonula moves effortlessly from cooking to baking to serving; it scrapes, scoops, and serves up whatever dish your heart desires. Reach for the Spoonula when baking heavier, denser batters (looking at you, brownies and blondies!), for extra-creamy scrambled eggs, when scooping and serving casseroles, or for scraping out every last drop of batter from the bowl of your stand mixer. The Mini Spoonula carries all the same benefits in a smaller tool for all those nooks and crannies.

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The Whisk

With 12 stainless steel wires designed with specific spacing and tension, the Ultimate Whisk works to create maximum aeration and foam production with minimum effort required on your part. When it comes to aerating egg whites, emulsifying vinaigrettes, or whipping cream, don’t go without the Ultimate Whisk. Plus, the silicon handle absorbs shock and allows for maximum vibration without tiring out your wrist, meaning you can whisk longer, with more comfort.

The Mini Whisk has all the same power and advantages, just in a petite package. This whisk fits in the smallest of hands and is just the right size for quick jobs like stirring vinaigrettes or beating an egg or two.

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The Spoons & Ladles

This is an obsession-worthy spoon for a reason. The Ultimate Spoon is made with a deep bowl to go from stirring to serving smoothly, with just enough flexibility around the edges for hard-to-reach corners of pots, pans, and bowls. The Perforated Spoon is a slotted spoon with a branching hole pattern designed for precise skimming, quick straining, or serving up summer salads. The Mini Spoon is a sleeper hit; its small size is ideal for basting, plating, and scooping batter into small baking pans like muffins or mini cupcakes. And just like our other mini tools, its firm yet flexible edges make it perfect for getting the last drops out of any jars.

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Reach for the Ultimate Ladle when cooking and serving up your soups, stews, and sauces. The Ladle is designed with a precision pouring edge thatwon’t spill a drop and a flexible, yet sturdy silicone bowl which scoops hard-to-reach corners. It’s also ideal for portioning pancake, muffin, or cupcake batter since it holds up to ¾ cup and has measurement lines embossed on the inside of the bowl. The Skinny Ladle has all the same lovable features of the Ultimate, but with a smaller bowl to pour into tighter targets. It’s not only great for kids in the kitchen, but also perfect for small-batch sauces, jams, or vinaigrettes.

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The Flip

Meet your new breakfast bestie and flip your way through dish after delicious dish. It turns, flips, and expertly lifts even the most stuck-on proteins, baked goods, or eggs. The Ultimate Flip has thin edges that are designed to slide under even the most delicate foods from fried eggs to crepes to fresh-baked cookies to smash burgers. Sturdy and flexible—it’s easy on cookware including non-stick, built to last i.e. it won’t melt if you maybe accidentally leave it on the pan too long (it happens to the best of us!). Think of the Mini Flip as the little sibling– smaller, yet just as mighty. With the same thin-yet-sturdy blade, the Mini Flip is there to turn everything from silver dollar pancakes to juicy sliders on the grill to delicate French macarons with ease.

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With all these tips and high quality tools, you can get it right in the kitchen every time you cook.


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