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. 401
    sara says:

    Depends what I’m doing

  2. 402
    Annie says:

    Silicone! I agree with you – I like the ones (like these!) that are all one piece. I don’t have a dishwasher right now, and I hate to admit it, but sometimes the dishes sit for several days. Wooden or wooden handled spoons do not do well in that environment, but I feel like I can completely clean and sanitize a silicone utensil!

  3. 403
    Cathi Ogden says:

    I don’t have a favorite kitchen tool. I use what is best for the item I am cooking. I use my metal spatula for grilled cheese sandwiches, my wooden spoon when I make my family’s favorite cake and plastic the rest of the time. I have never tried silicon kitchen tools and would love to win these.

  4. 404
    Sally R says:

    I love my metal paring knife, use it daily

  5. 405
    Tom says:

    I use silicone spatulas to stir and scrape almost anything

  6. 406
    Bex says:

    A wooden spoon as it makes me think of my mom who would use it to stir homemade soups and chowders

  7. 407
    Gerri R says:

    A metal bench scraper makes picking up diced veggies quickly and cleanly (is that a word?)

  8. 408
    Royce says:

    I use more wood than anything, but have a few favorites in silicone.

  9. 409
    Jessica w says:

    I did prefer plastic,but now am leaning toward silicone for kitchen utensils at least

  10. 410
    Madeline says:

    I have a favorite wooden spoon that I use, even though it’s all stained and chipped. I’m also a lover of plastic spatulas to scrap bowls clean so I never waste a smidgen of batter!

  11. 411
    Lisa K says:

    I love silicone tools esspecailly with my ceramic pans

  12. 412
    Gail says:

    I have been using mostly plastic for years. Although wood seems more natural to me, I am trying to be more open to the many advantages of silicone. I do like to support local artisans and will be purchasing some handmade wooden spoons this fall. Some well-made spoons feel like the perfect fit in the palm of my hand. Choosing the right tool for the right job is the ultimate goal!

  13. 413
    Barbara says:

    Silicone is saving my kitchen tools! Hubs retired and doesn’t know how to protect them, so I’m switching everything to silicone!

  14. 414
    Mary Lynn says:

    The Silicone spatula is my best friend. Use it all the time.

  15. 415
    Aftn says:

    Make mine carbon steel…I cannot cook without my chef’s knife!

  16. 416
    e says:

    I like my flat wooden spoon. Regular spoons don’t touch enough surface area in the pan, but I have one that is flat at the end and cut on an angle and it is perfect. I’m tempted to cut all my wooden spoons that way! But, I’d give the silicone variety a try… :-)

  17. 417
    angela walters says:

    I like wood for my spoons/spatulas.

  18. 418
    Gretchen says:

    It depends on what I’m making. Silicone is definitely what I use most though.

  19. 419
    Yafa says:

    I am also in the “depends on what I am making” category in terms of choosing wood vs silicone vs metal vs plastic. I love wooden saute spatulas, silicone scrapers, small metal turners and a large plastic spatula for turning sunny side up eggs. I love the colors on these silicone tools!

  20. 420
    Susan I. says:

    I have an old wooden spatula/spoon that I use, but I think those silicon utensils look really great/useful!

  21. 421
    Juli Ewell says:

    Wood for utensils, glass for bowls.

  22. 422
    Emma says:

    I am wooden spoon girl myself. I have the dyed purple wooden spatula too :)

  23. 423
    Sarah M says:

    I have a (probably sentimental) attachment to wooden spoons. My hubby teases me every time I reach for one. He says they are too hard to clean.

  24. 424
    Christine says:

    I love silicone too. I hope one day they don’t find some previously unknown bad-for-you yuckies in it.

  25. 425
    Ilana says:

    Wood because those wooden spoons can do ANYTHING!

  26. 426
    Kimberly says:

    I love silicone, I have one set from years ago I actually wore out! If you can believe it, I’m currently trying to replace them one piece at a time. And going into canning season, it’s time! Love the colors!

  27. 427
    marcella says:

    Those are very neat looking spatulas! I love the silicone ones I own but they have wooden handles. I do like them for stirring jams and particularly for making scrambled eggs.

  28. 428
    Neena says:

    I’m partial to wooden spoons, but I do love my stone countertops as well!

  29. 429
    Sarah BL says:

    I love bamboo. It seems to hold up better than wooden spoons and plastic ones when it comes to cooking hot stuff!

  30. 430
    Kelsey says:

    I love my wooden spoon, but I hate that it’s not dishwasher safe! I have a couple silicone ones as well with wooden handles that are great too!

  31. 431
    Ashley says:

    I love using my wooden spoons for everything! So versatile and they don’t scratch the pan.

  32. 432
    Michelle Proper says:

    I love my wooden spoons and spatulas! They don’t ruin my non stick and are easy to clean!

  33. 433
    Marcie J says:

    I love my basic set of bamboo utensils. I find them to work as well as silicone or plastic.

  34. 434
    Kerri says:

    I’m with you..slowly converting to silicone. Although my fav shapes are still wood:)

  35. 435
    Connie says:

    I cycle through wooden spoons for stirring most of the time and a favorite orange silicone spatala for scraping because it has such a great edge that gets the last bits. Many days that scraper is in use for every meal. How we kept house without it we haven’t figured out.

  36. 436
    Kathy D says:

    I use mostly wood for stirring (except those things that need a whisk) and silicone for scraping the last bit of whatever out of the pan, jar, bowl…… Love the bright colors of the silicone, and that they are one piece.

  37. 437
    Mary Smith says:

    I use my cast iron pans exclusively so I pick utensils that will not destroy the seasoning in them. I usually use plastic, unless I’m scrambling eggs and then I use a wooden spoon. I only use metal in my Wagner dutch oven my grandmother left to me.

  38. 438
    Kris T. says:

    Wood. I’m slowly trying to de-plastic my kitchen.

  39. 439
    Lynn says:

    I like silicone but the dearest kitchen tools I own are the wooden spoons each of my sons made in middle school wood shop

  40. 440
    Khoi says:

    I own a mix of wooden and metal utensils. I’ve started buying a few silicone things such as tongs with silicone tips and pot holders. I like that it’s easy to clean and won’t melt down like plastics can.

  41. 441
    Jewel says:

    I usually use silicone, but sometimes it is comforting to use an old wooden spoon when making berry jam.

  42. 442
    Lyndee says:

    Love my bamboo!

  43. 443
    Whitney Weiant says:

    Silicone! I think my wooden spoons get a funny smell. Any ideas on how to fix that?

  44. 444
    Joy says:

    I mostly use wood and/or silicone, though I do still prefer metal spatulas for flipping things (The one silicone turner I had was too flimsy.)

  45. 445
    Laura says:

    I love silicone too- its easy to clean and doesn’t scratch.

  46. 446
    Brighid says:

    Depends on what I’m doing – stainless steel for a whisk, hard plastic for hard to stir deep pots and silicone for pastry brushes, spatulas and the very useful spoonula. :)

  47. 447
    Sarah Baker says:

    I like to use a wooden spoon for everything that requires mixing or stirring. I like the way it doesn’t slip around in my hand the way a metal handled spoon would. I also like that wood is gentle on my cook wear and lasts a very long time. Last – it is inexpensive and that’s another reason I love it. I have heard the silicone shift is easy to make but unless I win some, I don’t see myself shifting soon.

  48. 448
    Jennifer says:

    silicone but I have never seen solid ones,

  49. 449
    Tammy says:

    I really like silicon spatulas, wooden spoons, and metal spoons for certain tasks. I have a mix in my kitchen.

  50. 450
    lainey says:

    I have only one silicone tool – a spatula, which I mainly use to get every bit of batter out of a bowl. Mostly I use wooden spoons for jam making, & metal spatulas and spoons for serving.

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