Giveaway: Set of Three GIR Silicone Spatulas

GIR spatulas

When I was growing up, one of the staple tools in our kitchen was the trusty rubber-headed spatula. Known to us as a rubber scraper, it was my mother’s go-to utensil for cleaning bowls of cookie dough, saving every drop of leftover spaghetti sauce, and generally ensuring that not a drop of food was wasted.

However, those scrapers we used to use had some serious drawbacks. The rubber heads never lasted particularly long, they weren’t particularly sturdy in high temperature situations, and they had to be removed from the wooden handles all the time to prevent any grossness from collecting under there.

Happily, the flexible spatula has come a very long way in recent years. They nearly all have heatproof heads and my favorite ones are the fully encased silicone models where the heads don’t separate from the handle. I find that they last a whole lot longer than the previous generations, and I love that they can go in the dishwasher.

One company that’s making particularly awesome spatulas these days is GIR. They are made from food-safe silicone with a polymer core. They are heat proof up to 464 degrees F and are really great for stirring simmering batches of jams and jellies.

Thanks to the nice folks at GIR, I have a set of three spatulas (the mini, the skinny, and the ultimate) to give away today. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me show 2014 is treating you so far.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, January 26, 2014.
  3. Giveaway is open to everyone.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I can not accept submissions via email.

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823 Responses to Giveaway: Set of Three GIR Silicone Spatulas

  1. 201
    Melisa says:

    So far, so good!

  2. 202
    Bethany Kocher says:

    Not too bad so far… already seems to be flying by though. I have a batch of citrus that has been sitting for nearly two weeks now that I need to make into something.

  3. 203
    Paige C says:

    2014 has been a good one so far. We’ve had plenty of snowy, chilly days that are perfect for staying indoors and simmering things on the stove.

  4. 204
    Kathleen says:

    2014 had been treating me to some crazy weather – with more snow headed my way today!

  5. 205
    Jen Y says:

    So far so good – I’m in much better shape than I was in last year for sure.

  6. 206
    Tim says:

    Cold and windy on the outside, warm and soupy on the indside.

  7. 207
    Sara says:

    2014 itself is fine. The weather in 2014, however, hates me. (It’s mutual.)

  8. 208
    Carla says:

    2014 has been good so far.

  9. 209
    Kat H. says:

    I’m all sorts of optimistic about various ideas. Now we’ll see if the year moves by at such a pace that I can implement them.

  10. 210
    T. says:

    So far, 2014 is not too bad. I’m looking forward to the Spring of 2014 though….

  11. 211
    Jody says:

    Pretty good so far!

  12. 212
    jeanne says:

    2014 is great so far… but it needs more baked goods so I guess I had better get busy!

  13. 213
    Valerie says:

    So far 2014 is pretty good, and I know it’s just going to keep getting better (yes, I am a natural optimist).

  14. 214
    Cheryle says:

    2014: already flubbed my resolution. Sigh.

  15. 215
    Dawn says:

    2014 is great so far. Most cooking projects have involved making baby food which my daughter is now ready for and I am loving it!

  16. 216
    Kathy says:

    Filled with struggle and joy… life is beautiful indeed.

  17. 217
    Celia says:

    Remains to be seen, but I’m resolved to be positive about whatever 2014 throws my way!

  18. 218
    Michele says:

    2014 started off with a two-week-long flu, but now I’m feeling much better and am ready to get back in the kitchen. These fabulous spatulas would really help!

  19. 219
    Joie says:

    2014 is exhausting and full of change, but it’s a good year. It’s a good kind of exhausting.

  20. 220
    Andrea says:

    2014’s weather has not been good, but it is already off to a promising and exciting year.

  21. 221
    Mandy says:

    I need these spatulas! The classic wooden handles are a serious drawback.
    2014 could and will be better, thanks to a muy stressful work project that will be done Monday. Can’t wait to do ANYTHING else!

  22. 222
    Susan says:

    Before the clock ticked over to 2014, I felt in my bones that this would be the year of change—and so far, it is. Hoping for positive change in all things.

  23. 223
    Christina says:

    Truthfully 2014 has been rough so far, but it’s so early in the year I am looking forward to it getting much better and ending on an incredibly happy and joyous note!

  24. 224
    Paige says:

    Almost done with a new year sugar detox and I feel fantastic! Feeling optimistic about life in general.

  25. 225
    Jan says:

    I’m very excited to be moving from my studio downtown to my new quilt studio in our garage. We’re moving everything this week. Free rent and more time at home to cook and can is hard to beat!

  26. 226
    Rebecca Carroll says:

    So far, 2014 is full of change. We’ve spent a decent amount less than we normally do, I’ve gone vegan, we make more homemade, and we’ve been decluttering our house. We like the changes and don’t find them as hard as they seemed. Pretty excited!

  27. 227
    Sam Roth says:

    Going well, despite the winter vortex!

  28. 228
    Carolyn says:

    I’ll be thankful for whatever 2014 throws my way, because there are some that don’t have the chance to see it.

  29. 229
    Patricia N. says:

    2014 has been great. I became a grandmother last July and little Blake is growing and doing amazing things. Had a party in January to introduce the new baby to family members. Looking forward to a great year with this new little blessing.

  30. 230
    Claire says:

    we have spent much of 2014 working on kitchen reno designs – so, 2014 has been SO MUCH FUN!

  31. 231
    Joy says:

    This year has been wonderful except for the lack of rain in the West. I’m going to feel guilty fill my water-bath canner with small batches pretty soon.

  32. 232
    Odie says:

    It’s been far too cold for my liking, but otherwise, 2014 is doing ok.

  33. 233
    Stephanie says:

    The weather is beautiful, and I’m training for a 5K!

  34. 234
    Susan H. says:

    2014 started out with two sick kids, but all better now. Have been making lots of homemade soups.

  35. 235
    marcella says:

    So far it’s been great! Cross fingers that lasts (and that we get some rain!)

  36. 236
    Lisa says:

    Busy with marmalades and grapefruit jam. Seasonal canning has killed my spatula’s. Could use some new ones!

  37. 237
    mb says:

    Thanks for the constant inspiration. I made 6 quarts of chicken soup this weekend and canned them in my spankin new pressure canner. Also in 2014 I have made 18 quarts of lovely chicken stock. Im off to a wolloping great start. I too grew up with rubber spatulas – and could never understood my friends’ moms who didnt have them . . . . .weird that I would notice something like that as a 7 year old . . . . .but it is the truth. I guess I was a kitchen geek very young . . . .

  38. 238
    Lori says:

    2014 has been pretty good so far. An overabundance of persimmons came my way that made it into some quick breads and the freezer. We are planting 4 new fruit trees in our front yard.

  39. 239
    Aubrey says:

    So far so good in 2014. Though I haven’t been nearly as productive as I’d planned…

  40. 240
    Kel says:

    I would love these! My new years starts today I decided (since I have been sick the past few weeks).

  41. 241
    jordan says:

    so far, so good! though, i could take a little less snow here in boston haha. but it is new england in the winter, so it’s not all that shocking!

  42. 242
    Rebecca S. says:

    2014 has been pretty good so far, lots of snow, which I love!

  43. 243
    tracy says:

    I’ve decided to apply for a masters degree program! 2014 is very optimistic so far.

  44. 244
    Jill says:

    So far, so good!

  45. 245
    jeff says:

    New year couldn’t be better!

  46. 246
    chelsey greer says:

    2014 has started off a little rough with a medical diagnosis and prospective surgery for my 4 year old, but we’re moving forward and praying for the best! Nothing like canning to keep your mind off of things for a bit :)

  47. 247
    Kelly E. says:

    It could be worse, that’s all I’m saying. Thank you for the chance to win!

  48. 248
    Joe Skopek says:

    2014 has been cold & snowy. Good reason to stay inside in the kitchen!

  49. 249
    Miriam says:

    So far, 2014 has been transitional. I’m looking for a new job and plan on moving this summer. I feel like things are moving in the right direction, though.

  50. 250
    Frankie says:

    So far 2014 and I are getting along really well. :D Here’s to more of that!
    Can I just say that I had no idea great spatulas like that even existed? Now that I’ve seen them, they’re going on my “must have” list. I love the idea of how easy they’ll be to keep clean.

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