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. 1
    Janet S says:

    I usually use plastic, but I’d love to give these a try.

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    Mariln Tuley says:

    Silicone would be my favorite.

  3. 3
    Alisha says:

    Silicon! Love how easy it is to clean

  4. 4
    Cheryl says:

    I would like any utensil. What I have had in the past was plastic which melted somewhat in a raspberry canning, I had to pick out the blue pieces. I do not have any wooden anything and have learned not to even think about metal anything. I’d love this set, sadly I have never seen the first poster actually win anything…

  5. 5
    Chrissy says:

    Silicone for scraping, wood for general mixing!

  6. 6
    christina says:

    I have a lot of different types, but usually I like wood utensils. I can definitely see how silicone would be incredibly useful and these look really pretty!

  7. 7
    david says:

    wood, i dont buy kitchen stuff cant afford too its not cheap for the good stuff

  8. 8
    Debra Rookard says:

    I love silicone above all.

  9. 9
    Casey says:

    While i love my rubberized whisks, i LOVE my metal whisk. It just feels right.

  10. 10
    Laurie Blackshear says:

    I am a silicone convert! If they ever discover something bad about it, I will die!!

  11. 11
    Leslie Ross says:

    I am definitely a fan of wooden utensils! However, I do have a couple silicone spatulas that I love, so I’m willing to become a convert. :)

  12. 12
    Tiana says:

    I don’t know why I never thought of nesting a larger funnel in a smaller one, but that is pure genius.

    I’ve been using the same set of battered, half-melted plastic tools for ages because I’m too darn cheap to trade them for something better. Whenever I go to a store, I always gaze longingly at the silicone tools, but somehow never motivate myself to replace mine until they’re completely fallen apart. (“I can make do!” she says, as she heroically tries to flip a fried egg with a fork.)

    Good luck to all the entrants :)

  13. 13
    Aimee C says:

    I usually use silicone or wood – both are usually more durable than plastic…

  14. 14
    Cyndi says:

    I am a fan of metal but would like to try the one piece spatulas. My peeve has always been handles seperating from spatula ends!

  15. 15
    Marilla says:

    My favorite utensil is wood, but you can’t beat a good silicone spatula!

  16. 16
    helen says:

    I love wooden utensils. I also have a couple of spatulas that don’t work so well. I have been wanting a different style. Thank you for the opportunity to try something new. :)

  17. 17
    Jennifer B says:

    I have a silicone spatula on a plastic handle – love love the spatula, but if I leave it leaning against the pan rim the handle melts! Not good product design.

    I didn’t know someone had made fully encased silicone utensils. Sounds like just what I need!

  18. 18
    Karen gadberry says:

    I use wooden utencils. Like then don’t heat up while using them

  19. 19
    Krista O says:

    Wood, but I could be converted. :)

  20. 20
    Mary says:

    I guess I use a little bit of everything, to be honest LOL I have metal whisks that I love, but also have some new silicone covered ones that I really like for my non stick. (just got them so not a total convert yet) :) I don’t use wooden spoons so much anymore, after 20 some years they have gotten broken etc. I do have a couple bamboo spatulas I use in their place, they are hmmnn alright I guess :) Would love to try these, I miss working in the restaurant with really expensive spoonulas that you could actually use in a hot pan and have them not melt :(

  21. 21
    Monica Carr says:

    I cook with a wide variety of tools and utensils but I love silicone best because I can use it in all my kitchen wares. It also lifts whatever I’m cooking, mixes and blends ingredients all without messing up my cooking and mixing vessels. They are also very lightweight and store easily in my utensil drawers.

  22. 22
    Leanne says:

    Silicone utensils are the best!

  23. 23
    Michelle says:

    Silicone for sure! I don’t have to worry about damaging my cookware.

  24. 24
    jodi m says:

    I like the classic wooden spoons, but silicone is a nice second!

  25. 25
    Lisa Alba says:

    I love my silicone spatulas, but I use metal baking pans. I have a couple of silicone ones but haven’t used them yet!

  26. 26
    Kristin Fish says:

    I like silicone because of its ability to be used in high temperatures!

  27. 27
    Jen says:

    I use silicone scrapers for everything. I go through them a lot because when I use them in my vitamix or food processor, scraping out every last bit, I knick or tear them on the sharp blades.
    Would love these…so colorful and love the different shapes!

  28. 28
    Jennifer W says:

    Silicone & stainless steel depending on the application.

  29. 29
    Jen W says:

    Silicone, hands down, for all the reasons you cited.

  30. 30
    Evelynn A says:

    I prefer wooden utensils mostly because that’s all I own. These silicone ones look and sound awesome!

  31. 31
    Lana Johnson says:

    I like wooden utensils. I like the bamboo ones best. I hate scratched pots!

  32. 32
    Gaynor B says:

    I have a couple of silicone utensils which I love – I reach for them first – and an old wooden spoon which I cannot bear to part with.

  33. 33
    Tif says:

    I use wood and my silicone on wood spoon/spatula. I need to retire it though since it doesn’t want to stay together. I’m loving the look of these!

  34. 34
    Jan Scholl says:

    I only use metal and wood. Plastic melts.

  35. 35
    Gaye Durst says:

    I love silicone or wood. Recently however I threw away a few silicone tools as yuk had accumulated where handle inserts into silicone…not safe! One piece design is brilliant. Looking forward to trying that out.

  36. 36
    Tracy says:

    I love silicon utensils for most things. Easy to work with and easy to clean.

  37. 37
    Maddie K H says:

    I am particularly fond of wooden utensils!

  38. 38
    Rachel says:

    I usually stick with wood, but have one silicone spatula I bought on a whim at TJ Maxx and LOVE it.

  39. 39
    PamelaR says:

    I recently had a spatula with a rubber head have its head fall off and the crud and icky stuff that was up inside was frightening. That’s when I purchased a silicone spatula from Amazon. I really love it and I would positively love more. No more icky left over food stuff caught around the join and I can just toss it in the dishwasher. Sooooo much more sanitary. I’ve been eyeing several more so this would an opportunity to try another brand. Thank you for all you do.

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    Karen says:

    Oh, these are so pretty. I’m getting back into cooking and blogging. I use wooden spoons for a lot of things, but mainly because I don’t like plastic. I don’t trust the integrity. I am intrigued that these are one piece, so they won’t break down and fall apart like cheap utensils I’ve used in the past. Plus, I like that they are silicon, so stickier things won’t stick as badly as they do with wood.

  41. 41
    Marie says:

    Definitely silicone!

  42. 42
    Oraxia says:

    Recently it’s been silicone, since getting a GIR spatula :) But prior to that, it was definitely wooden spoons, and they haven’t left the kitchen drawers yet, either.

  43. 43
    Kara says:

    Favorite utensil depends on the recipe!

  44. 44
    Chris says:

    I’ve always been a wooden spoon type of person until I bought a silicone spatula. I still use wooden spoons but that spatula gets a workout. I’d love to have ore than one.

  45. 45
    Janet lee says:

    Rubber spatula

  46. 46
    Susan says:

    I love wooden spoon and spatula. But bamboo is my go to for cutting broads.

  47. 47
    AnnaG says:

    wooden — old school — but would love to try the silicone … especially the funnels!

  48. 48
    Michele Puccini says:

    Silicone and bamboo are my favs!

  49. 49
    Marjy says:

    I have been using wood but like the idea of silicone.

  50. 50
    Tim says:

    My favorite is a cheap wood spatula that I pocked up in a Goodwill store. Second is a silicone spoonula similar ro the one pictured.

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