Giveaway: Core Kitchen Silicone Utensils and Funnels

Core Kitchen tools

It used to be that I was singularly devoted to my wooden spoons and spatulas for just about every kitchen task. I stirred soup with well-worn spoons and had a wooden spatula that was permanently dyed purple from all the batches of blueberry jam it had known.

But then, my allegiances started to shift. I don’t know exactly when it started, but somewhere along the way I became a silicone utensil girl. I love my fully encased silicone spatulas for stirring jam, and have a favorite silicone turner that I use nearly every day for scrambling eggs.

I love these tools because they are one-piece (instead of being silicone or rubber heads perched on wooden or plastic handles), won’t melt in a hot pan, and can go right into the dish washer.

Core Kitchen funnels

Recently, I got an email from Core Kitchen, asking me if I’d be interested in trying some of their tools. I took a quick look at their website, spotted their line of Essential Silicone Utensils and immediately said yes. They sent me a package that included four silicone tools and their set of funnels.

I’ve spent some time with these tools in my kitchen and I really enjoy using them. I particularly appreciate them when it comes to scraping out every last drop of jam from the pan. They are super flexible and bend nicely with the shape of the pan.

The funnels have also proven to be invaluable, particularly the small wide mouth funnel. When I’m filling jars with relatively small mouths (like the lug lidded jars I wrote about here), I put the silicone funnel in the jar first and then perch a regular wide mouth funnel in on top of it. That way, I get all the surface area of my standard funnel, but I’m able to fill the narrower jars without spilling.

The generous folks at Core Kitchen have offered to give away one Food in Jars reader the very same set of utensils and funnels that they sent me. The set includes an All Purpose Spatula, a Pointed Spatula, a Spreader, a Dual-Ended Spatula, and a 3-Piece Funnel Set.

Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite material is for kitchen utensils. Wood, silicone, plastic, metal, or something else?
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, June 15, 2014
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Core Kitchen gave me the tools you see pictured above and are also giving the same set of tools to one blog reader, all at no cost to me. However, all opinions expressed remain entirely my own. 

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698 Responses to Giveaway: Core Kitchen Silicone Utensils and Funnels

  1. 651
    Helen says:

    I am also shifting allegiance toward silicone. I have a great silicone coated spoon that’s my “go-to” now for everything!

  2. 652
    Sarah J. says:

    Agreed — I have one silicone spatula that I looove!

  3. 653
    Anne says:

    The new silicone tools are great, and I’m a big fan. I still have my lovely wooden spoons, but I find myself reaching for silicone spatulas more and more these days.

  4. 654
    Ruth says:

    I go for variety – wooden spoons & spatulas, along with silicone scrapers and a few select stainless spatulas as well.

  5. 655
    JoeyfromSC says:

    I love silicone the best! thanks for the chance to win!


  6. 656
    cat says:

    wooden spoons, silicone spatulas

  7. 657
    Vanessa says:

    My kitchen tongs– when my toddler doesn’t run off with them.

  8. 658
    Dawne says:

    I use metal for most things. Since having to go gluten free, I don’t trust wood or plastic. I love these one-piece silicone items (no wood handles to get glutened!) 🙂

  9. 659
    keapdx says:

    Wood mostly, silicone spatulas

  10. 660
    Debbie says:

    I like to cook with metal utensils,but I would like to try cooking with silicone.

  11. 661
    Henry says:

    I had a set of plastic, which I very quickly hated. The slanted spatula cracked, all pieces eventually stained (they were white), and there was no “play”. I rarely use any metal utensils, relying now on a combination of wooden spoons (and a very old wooden spatula my mom gave me that will never go away) and silicon/wood and silicon/metal utensils, depending on need. Metal is left for spoons and ladles. So, the right tool for the right job!

  12. 662
    Courtney a says:

    I like wood but silicone is great too.

  13. 663
    Maggie T says:

    I generally reach for metal, for easy clean up, but could use something for surfaces where metal isn’t advised. I love wood for some things, but don’t always trust that I can properly get it clean.

  14. 664
    Jody says:

    Love my wooden spoons for most things. I have an assortment of spatulas and non of them are just “right”. I would be thrilled to try these out!


  15. 665
    Jordan says:

    I love my wooden spoons because they remind me of my Italian grandmothers 🙂 But I also love silicone because, as you said, you can scrape every last bit out of the pan or bowl. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. 666
    stephanie n says:

    Mostly metal or plastic but still love a good wooden spoon. I am constantly loosing pieces of spatulas so I hope these tools are tough!

  17. 667
    chrissy says:

    I am a huge fan of silicone! But I have the kind where just the head is silicone and they get a lil funky if ur not vigilant.

  18. 668
    Kristin says:

    I find myself using silicone more and more often. But, when I’m cooking sausage or hamburger and I want to break it up, nothing beats my wooden spatula.

  19. 669
    DanielG says:

    Depends on the tool—bamboo mixing spoons and spatulas are my standby as I can use them in any of my pots or pans (stainless, cast iron, non-stick or enameled it doesn’t matter), they feel good in my hand and they are inexpensive should I stain them beyond acceptability, which happens from time to time when I space while using tumeric or beets. Silicone for my scrapers, tongs and my new favorite Le Creuset pastry brush (picked one up for my mom too).

  20. 670
    Linda says:

    I use wood and stainless steel but the silicone looks great. I’d love the funnels and the spatulas…I’d love it all, looks great!

  21. 671
    Cathleen says:

    I have a set of mini silicone spatulas that I use for EVERYTHING. I would love to test out some of these!

  22. 672
    Katherine Bryant says:

    I usually use metal or wood, but would love to try these silicone utensils!

  23. 673
    spiffi says:

    I like my wooden spoons, and my silicone spatulas!

  24. 674
    Karen J says:

    With canning I always use wooden spoons… I only have a few silicone utensils, but I’d love to try more! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. 675
    Jenna says:

    I almost always used wood utensils, but I’m starting to warm to silicone.

  26. 676
    Ruth says:

    I’m a traditionalist & love the feel and sound of wood on my bowls and pots. I still even have some of my mother’s wood utensils!

  27. 677
    Elizabeth says:

    Wood wins for cooking…I don’t scratch my pots and it doesn’t get too hot in my hands. But I bought a silicon spoon a few years ago and love it for baking. Especially since it’s fully silicon which means it’s a breeze to clean!

  28. 678
    christina says:

    i prefer silicone

  29. 679
    elizaskye says:

    I just got 20 pounds of Blenheim apricots! I could use some new tools!
    My favorites now are wooden spoons.

  30. 680
    Judith Scanlon says:


  31. 681
    Tami says:

    I think my favorite utensil to use must be my bamboo spoons.

  32. 682
    FLORENCE says:

    I have also been switching over to silicone. I have been trying to get them with a metal handle, but they are hard to find. These will be great.

  33. 683
    Stacey Moreno says:

    Silicone are soooo useful!

  34. 684
    LizA says:

    I have way too many utensils of varying materials, but the one spoon for general cooking that I reach for every time is the red Betty Crocker spoon I’ve had for years. It’s really just a pos plastic, but it feels like an heirloom in my hands. I appreciate the longevity of the brand.

  35. 685
    mary B says:

    silicone, I have the all purpose spatula and it’s great!

  36. 686
    Jennifer says:

    I love silicone. Helps me get every drop!

  37. 687
    Kimberly says:

    I love my old wooden spoons, but have recently become fond of a couple of silicone spatulas.

  38. 688
    Alison Juhl says:

    The utensil I tend to reach for the most is a metal spoon but it is frustrating that I can’t get everything out of the pan.

  39. 689
    Barbara Z. says:

    I love my wooden utensils.

  40. 690
    Erin says:

    My favorite utensils are my bamboo spoons and spatulas, but I would love to try the silicone ones.

  41. 691
    n howard says:

    my favorite utensil is my wooden spoon. recently I purchased a silicone basting brush and I must say that I love it.

  42. 692
    melody luscombe says:

    I use wood and nylon tools to protect my non-stick cookware.
    I would love to try silicone tools because I love that they don’t melt and are bendable. Two important properties that my current tools do not have.

  43. 693
    Michelle Cox says:

    Definitely silicone

  44. 694
    bfg67 says:

    Love silicon utensils. These look great

  45. 695
    Todd says:

    Silicone or wood. I have a great iSi spatula that is perfect for getting everything out of a Vitamix.

  46. 696
    Natalie says:

    I love silicone and wood utensils. I have a favorite silicone spatula with a bamboo handle that I use for almost everything.

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