Giveaway: Set of Three GIR Silicone Spatulas

January 21, 2014(updated on October 3, 2018)

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 . . . .

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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 πŸ™‚

  18. 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.

  19. So far 2014 and I are getting along really well. πŸ˜€ 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.

  20. So far 2014 is pretty good. Already planing the garden which will of course lead to canning all summer long. πŸ™‚

  21. So far so good for 2014 here – 24 weeks pregnant today with our first child and about to get snowed in! Can’t really complain!

  22. 2014 has been great for me so far! I got several new cooking items over the holidays, so I’ve been having a great time experimenting in the kitchen.

  23. so far 2014 has been fantastic… our health is good, the kids are great, the grandkids are even more wonderful!! hope the rest of the year is as good as it is starting out.

    Rhonda

  24. So far, so good, and great things in the works for later this year. A good friend is visiting from Brazil this summer, and in October, I get to be the maid of honor at a Vegas wedding!

  25. How is 2014 so far? Good. We’re getting used to life with a dog, the kids are way more than a mere older, it seems, and we’re planning things like a useable deck and maybe a less gross bathroom. LOL

  26. So far, 2014 is shaping up to be a MUCH better year than 2013. It sounds like I’ll be moving. I have been house hunting for most of 2013. And a house (in an area that I had not considered before) seems to have just fallen into my lap.

  27. So far, so good with 2014. I am really excited to be planning a garden, something I have always dreamt of having of my own. Much to look forward too…

  28. 2014 is treating me well so far, but it’s gotten really busy. I’m getting tired of the snow, and I’m looking forward to being outside with the garden and the fruit trees again!

  29. 2014 is so far so good! Larder inventory revealing itself; must do more tomatoes next year and enough already with the jams!

  30. 2014 has been amazing so far! Taking the steps toward becoming more self sustainable! Up-cycling more, Recycling, and preparing and canning all our own foods from the garden! Those spatulas sure will come in handy! Happy 2014 to all!

  31. 2014 has been treating me fabulously in comparison to 2013, which treated me like a baby treats a diaper! πŸ™‚ Here’s to fresh beginnings!

  32. 2014 has been great so far. We’ve already had a bunch of projects and are planning more. It’s going to be a busy but rewarding year!

  33. 2014 is going great! I’ve been spending a ton of time in the kitchen using up all the veggies from the new co-op I joined. πŸ™‚

  34. Well, two colds in a row, starting Christmas day, have left my 2014 so far a bit unwell. But once that’s out of the way, 2014 is looking to be great!

  35. 2014 is turning out to be a year of good developments and moving forward in a new career. And it’s only 3 weeks in. More is yet to come! Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Love spatulas, and mine are dying!

    2014 has been ok so far. I’m feeling extremely single, which is not what I want, but that’s what I am. Hoping that changes.

  37. 2014 Has been good so far except for non stop cold and snow. But that is to be expected for January isn’t it ? Been using the time to heat up kitchen doing canning of dry beans and stews.

  38. Oh! These are amazing spatula’s! I participated in their kickstarter campaign and received my Spatulas about a month ago. Love em! Now that I have them, wish I had of gotten a few more. Whomever wins these will definitely enjoy em! In other news 2014 is off to a great start, been super busy with lots of things going on – including a job change for my Husband.

  39. Yummy, foggy, cold, visitors, sunny at the coast, bike rides, chicken and duck eggs, eating food put up from summer and fall, fresh beets, carrot and cabbage from the winter garden, and much more.

  40. Pretty good so far! Lots of good food, time with family, freelance projects, and a kick-start with decluttering. Whew!

  41. So far, so good! I’ve been enjoying using the new dutch oven I got for Christmas. I need to replace my medium sized saucepan and I’m seriously thinking getting a smaller dutch oven for that instead of whatever Calphalon I wishlisted out a while ago. Too soon to tell though. πŸ™‚

  42. Until this moment, I haven’t really stopped to think about it, but as I do, I realize that 2014 is off to a great start!

  43. I have decided that I am going to Manifest Wonderful Things this year! Make lemon aid from the lemons that this life throw at US!
    Good Luck To Us All!!!!

  44. Love those – the color especially!

    2014 is ok so far, but I have high hopes for the remainder of the year πŸ™‚

  45. 2014 has already been a time of reflection. I recently discovered that the month of January is named after the Roman god, Janus. It’s literally a guy who has two heads, one looking forward into the future and one back, into the past. And that’s what I have been doing-looking to plan what’s ahead while learning from what’s behind me.

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