Giveaway: Core Kitchen Silicone Utensils and Funnels

June 10, 2014

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 thoughts on "Giveaway: Core Kitchen Silicone Utensils and Funnels"

  • Have to admit, I love my wooden spoons & spatulas, but I’ve always wanted to try the one piece silicone spatulas…

  • Silicone kitchen tools are my favorite, although we just have a few right now. We are working on getting rid of some of our older tools and our plastic tools.

  • my first go-to used to be wood – but since I don’t put them in the dishwasher (I hand wash them) – I find it is easier to go with metal or silicone and wash them with the rest of the mess in the dishwasher.

  • I too, have been a wooden spoon girl for the longest time. I have started moving toward the silicone and stainless spatulas and spoons as of late. I got a fabulous SS ladle from W-S that I use when I make jams and jellies. Great tools really make preserving a better experience.

  • Hmm, I have a mix of bamboo and silicone in my kitchen. I love the rigid bamboo for stirring heavy doughs as I find silicone bends too much. That being said, all my baking tools are silicone — love ’em.

  • My favorite kitchen utensil is my grandmother’s rolling pin that I inherited, I love
    when I use to think about all the pies and things it has been used to make.

  • I primarily use wooden utensils, since that’s what I have always been familiar with growing up. Like you Marisa, some of my wooden spoons have stained to a purple hue.

  • I use my wooden spoons everyday for cooking, and really enjoy them. BUT-I sure do like the colors of the silicone and would love to have the set to try and start using them. Thank you for opportunity to win! Have a super fantastic day!

  • Like bamboo and silicone utensils and my favorite bamboo tool is a chopstick. Great for swirling honey in tea, or dragging thru soft scrambled eggs.

  • My favorite kitchen utensils are an old three pronged wooden fork
    that was my grandmother’s and a long handled wooden spoon.
    I do like silicone for spatulas.

  • Depends on the project– a sturdy flat ended wooden spoon for most cooking tasks, a silicone spatula for baking and transferring from one bowl to another.

  • I have both wood and silicone products. I love that the silicone utensils can be thrown in the dishwasher and hold up well.

  • I love the idea and look of wood products, but find that I’m too lazy to properly care for them and they end up cracking or looking beat-up. I tend to then go for brightly colored plastic or silicone tools (so you can see why I’m excited about this giveaway)!

  • I love my bamboo utensils, but I wish they wouldn’t stain. I would use silicon more often if it were one-piece construction instead of two. I don’t like it when they get gunky at the seam.

  • I have always used wood and metal, but have started using more silicone the past few years…love to try more!

  • Wooden spoons for slow-simmered soups and rice pudding. Metal micro-planes are one of the best inventions in the past 20 years!

  • I tend to choose plastic because I like the firmness, but silicone is definitely better for some things. I’ve never gotten into wood, though – the fact that it’s porous never sat well with me, and not being able to clean it in a dishwasher is a definite downside.

  • I too am a woodaholic. Slowly making my way toward the silicone. I like the fact that they are burn/melt resistant and can go in the dishwasher.

  • I like you have always been a wooden spoon fan (and bamboo), but I am recently coming around to the silicone utensils. More and more of them seem to be sneaking into my kitchen and demoting the wooden spoons from their place of honor.

  • My FAVORITE spoon is a silicone one. I call in my jam spoon and I have been known to hide it so my husband doesn’t use it when cooking.

  • I have used both. I have had many two piece silicone utensils that crack and mold, i would really like to try the one piece and see how that fares in comparison.

  • My favorite material is silicone it is so versatile second is wood, though a good mix is needed the job done on the kitchen

  • Oh man. Well, I definitely have a few ancient wooden spoons that I love, but that’s not to say there are no metal or silicone tools in my kitchen drawers! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • In the past I’ve always been fond of wood. Now that I have a dishwasher, though, the potential benefits of silicone are clearer. I’m eager to be converted.

  • For utensils I would have to say silicone. Unless I am scraping that fond stuff off the bottom of a stainless steel pan. Then metal all the way!

  • I love my wooded spoons but will confess I have one silicone spactula and I’m loving it! My daughter is getting married in August and I have already decided she needs some too!

  • I admit it. I’m a some of each. I’ve been having trouble finding wooden spoons lately, so have switched to bamboo, but really like silicone for some tasks.

    We have a lot of cooking utensils.

  • Love the colors too!!! Cool!

    I have always used wooden spoons, etc. Haven’t had a favorite rubber spatula in ages..the stuff now is hard & cracks or breaks edge off, just don’t last. Would loooove using these new silicon ones I’m sure!

  • I use some wood and some silicone. I have some wooden spoons my mom got at some point in the 1970s and gave me when I went off to college (she still has several at home). I tend to use those for pots of things, but I use my silicone spatulas for pans of things. Not sure why the dichotomy exists, but I’d love to try out some solid silicone utensils; my plastic-silicone ones are a bit sad at this point.

  • Definitely the silicone spatula and spoon. I use it constantly…it gets all the batter off the bowl, scrambles the eggs, stirs on non-stick and regular pans. I LOVE them!

  • I have some very old wooden spoons that I use for very specific tasks in the kitchen, so I mostly go for my silicone utensils.

  • Very old wooden spoons and spatula made by an uncle, am replacing with silicone. Hope to see you June 21 at the farmers market near my house!!

  • I have one silicone spatula that I love, but I’ve used it to pieces. I would love to try this brand!

  • Sad to hear this is open to residents of US only. Silicone is my all time favourite and, like you, I use silicone every morning for my egg white omelet.


  • Silicone is my favorite; I have two metal-handled silicone spatulas that I use constantly. My folks got a set of the one-piece silicone kind, though, and they look terrific. It’d be nice not to have to clean the grot from around the metal handle.

  • Depends upon the job – use mostly wooden utensils, but silicone is also great – particularly if it doesn’t melt.

  • It depends! Silicone when scraping the bottom of the pan, metal for cutting, wood for tossing and sometimes stirring. I’m easygoing.

  • Like you, my favorite material used to be wood but then I got a spatula from W-S and I don’t know if it is silicone but I think it is and now that is my new favorite. Mary in Cincinnati

  • It depends on what I’m making, I like using different materials for different tasks. Wooden for oatmeal and silicone for eggs.

  • Well, I’d like to say wooden because it feels so old school. But the truth is my wooden utensils look like they have been to a dangerous land and tangled with a fire breathing dragon. They are pretty scarred. The silicone on the other hand tend to be far more forgiving so I think I would need to go with silicone. The only thing that seems to put up a fight against them is the food processor.

  • I love a wooden spoon but never feel like they ever get clean. I made the switch to silicone mostly for that reason but the bendiness is also quite nice! I love the pretty colors of silicone utensils too 😉

  • I’ve never actually used silicone before, but I prefer wood. Mainly because I end up using plastic spatulas and forget that they’re plastic until they’ve melted. haha. I like metal sometimes, but it isn’t forgiving on the pans. But wood is nice, and is pretty much consistent in my life that hasn’t melted or ruin a pan.

  • I love silicone utensils because they won’t scratch my pans or mash my food, and because they’re less likely than wooden utensils to scorch if left too close to the pilot lights on my stove.

  • I’ve always loved my vintage wooden spoons and I pick them up when I see them. I love my silicone bakeware so I’d love to give these a try.

  • I have a whisk that I love, silicone-covered wire, but alas the silicone has started to shed. A friend recently bought me a silicone spatula set, each with a silicone head and clear acrylic handle. I LOVE these but agee – two pieces is more labor intensive for keeping clean. Would love to try the one-piece CORE Kitchen set.

  • I live for a red spatula that my mom gave me five years ago. It does everything. No stains. Just magic.

  • I got a silicone omelet turner for Christmas and it is one if my favorites for scraping big pots because it’s really wide. I do have a special place in my heart for my bamboo spoons, which I use for cooking all the time.

  • I generally use silicone spatulas with wood handles, but I am becoming a little impatient with their tendency to come apart and the hand washing. If I cooking stir fried and, I absolutely must have a firm turner/spatula, so I generally don’t use my silicone then.