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.

823 responses to “Giveaway: Set of Three GIR Silicone Spatulas”

  1. So far we’ve made some awesome Ginger Peach and Bourbon Peach jam (from peaches frozen at peak). So I would say it’s been a great start!

  2. If you are in California, you know that 2014 is dry…..so dry that its scary. Rain rain rain, is what I dream of!
    Other than that, 2014 has been very good so far….

    Just a note about rubber spatulas….
    it continues to be my most prized and humbled kitchen tool. I truly understood its importance in any kitchen when in 2000, I led a white water canoe wilderness trip for 30 days on a huge gorgeous river in Canada with 5 teenaged girls. I brought my trusty small spatula with the handle cut down to save space. We used it every evening to make dinner, and I am proud to say I converted all of these impressionable young women into spatula lovers…..for the sheer usefulness in a wilderness setting! We would scrape our pots clean and save the land around us from the bits of our food when we washed dishes. Gawd I miss that kinda simple living!

    Thanks for letting me reminisce!!

  3. Start of 2014=Delicious! Enjoying all the pickles, canned fruit, sauces and salsas that we put up this summer! About 1/3 of the way through almost 400 jars (including LOTS of gifts). 🙂

  4. 2014 has been great so far – one family vacation to the grand canyon, an unusual amount of sunshine in western WA, am planning spring flowers already.

  5. 2014 – Sky is the Limit!! Expanding my organic gardens at Wasatch Willows Farm, and still telling everyone I encounter all month Happy New Year!

  6. 2014? It’s treating me well. The kale, carrots, parsnips, parsley, and collards in my just-outside-Seattle gardens are all still holding well, waiting for me to wrap them up in Guiness Stews and bacon-butter ensembles before they begin growing again and bolt. I am still picking Brussels sprouts, started from seed LAST January, from their 4-foot tall, prehistoric-looking stalks….It would not surprise me to find a pterodactyl nesting in one of their cabbagey tops. Yes, it would. Who am I kidding? I’d run screaming and never grow them again, which would make my 17-year-old son extremely happy. He’s not fond of Brussels sprouts, no matter how I try cooking them. I am attempting to overwinter cauliflower again, which worked well last year, and the plants seem to be doing exactly what they did during last year’s experiment. Here’s to hoping for more huge cheddar cauliflower heads this spring!

  7. Not too great. We’ve had the norovirus swamp our family as well as a particularly nasty cold. All in two weeks. But other than that, we have a lot of great things to look forward to.

  8. 2014 has been fun so far, it’s been a real treat breaking into all the tomatoes and pickles we canned this summer!

  9. Pretty well so far. My daughter woke up with a ruptured ear drum this morning which is no fun, but I am thankful our “problems” are not worse than that.

  10. When I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, I was saddened to think that should no longer be making wonderful fruity, sugary jam. But slowy it dawned on me that I could still can shelves full of tomatoes in the summer and pickles throughout the year. And I when really get the urge to work with fruit, I can still put up chutney for Christmas gifts!

  11. 2014 is treating me well. I’ve mastered a few dishes that I’ve always wanted to make, like Osso Buco, Utica Greens, Ceasar dressing, Braised Short Ribs, and a few other items. I am however, at the tail end of a hangover from Friday night drinking (It’s Tuesday). I guess in 2014 I cannot drink like I used to!

  12. So far so good; though I did note that I had more than a few jars of various canning projects left over from my Christmas present stash (inspired in part by your wonderful blog!). Today I am opening a Blackberry/Lemon/Vanilla Bean/Dark Muscavado Fair Trade Sugar Jam. Yes, I created this, and yes it is pretty awesome.

    A word on those spatula things! These GIF ones are really and truly the best design EVER. You are one of the few people (besides me!) that I have heard mention the ick of the interiors of those removeable head things. Even with my silicone with plastic handle ones I take the heads off and soak them. They can get so yuck,

  13. 2014 has started out very rocky for my family and I. My husband is still recovering from a hospital stay and would from 2013 and my mother and step dad have had many financial and health issues this first month… so we are struggling, but taking it one day at a time and making it.

  14. Well so far not so good. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the end of last year and Celiac Disease at the beginning of this one. It has been a struggle trying to change the way I cook to prevent more illness. Here’s hoping the rest of the year is better!

  15. So far there have been a LOT of challenges in 2014, some pretty serious. But we are muddling through.

    Spatulas really have come a very long way. They have always been extremely useful, but have gone much beyond just nice to have for a few things into the absolute necessity category. These look especially nice. Thanks!

  16. 2014 has been a delight. Waiting out the cold with good friends, making food, eating food, laughing and enjoying the warm heat from our woodstoves. Just collected 15 gallons of sap and made 2 pints of maple syrup! Life is good.

  17. 2014 is great, I started my own organic baking company. And as a baker, I use a lot of (and am obsessed with!) spatulas. I like them in all shapes, sizes, and colors!

  18. All of the snow and working from home has given me ample time to cook and experiment in the kitchen. Wonderful year so far!

  19. So far the year has been wonderful. Meyer lemon curd, orange vanilla curd, and sweet and sour pickled red onions. Yum

  20. To be honest? 2014 has been fairly sucky — my Dad has cancer and we have been in/out of hospital everyday since January first. But there’s still so much more of the year for things to get better : )

  21. I’m loving 2014 so far! Being an avid gardener I’ve already got some of my veggies growing under a grow light. I’m anxiously waiting for my tomatoes and basil for home made spaghetti sauces. This spatula set would be fantastic for my summer veggies canning/pickling and then my home made jellies this fall. 🙂

  22. It’s been ok. Just waiting on my goats to have their babies.
    Cooking for my family which I really love doing.

  23. Once I discovered this kind of “rubber” spatula, I got rid of all my old ones. Even the kind with attached plastic handles end up gross where the handle meets the spatula. The problem is finding them. The only place I know is the great kitchen store in Santa Cruz.

  24. 2014 is going great. A friend discovered her 96 y.o. mother’s canning supplies when packing up for termite tenting. She has decided that it’s unlikely that her mother will ever can again. So another friend and I are going over to divide up her canning supplies. I can wait to see what we find.

  25. 2014 has been fine, so far. As always, there never seems to be enough time to do all the projects I have in mind – quilts to make, new recipes to try, home decorating and crafting projects, etc., etc.

  26. The new year is pretty good so far. Getting warm after a snowy walk with ham and brussels sprouts soup using your ham stock recipe!

  27. My 2014 has been unexpectedly challenging, but things are starting to look up. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  28. 2014 is going well so far! Last week I applied for a Ph.D program (if I get in I’ll start it later this year or the start of 2015). Over the weekend my husband got me a Vitamix (!!!) so we need more spatulas that are good quality (and rubbery). 14 is my lucky number in general (my anniversary of 20 years falls on 10/14/14) so all good things. 🙂

  29. I just purchased one of these spatulas (in Red) 3 weeks ago and it is already my FAVORITE spatula to use in the kitchen!!!! I didn’t even know it came in multple sizes!!!!

  30. Emergency back surgery – so far 2014 has been less than favorable. Here’s to hoping the year ends on a higher note than it started on.

  31. So far no complaints. Renewed commitment to specific work, family and personal goals. We’ll see how long that lasts! 🙂

  32. Oy vey, I wish I could say it’s treating me well, too early yet. I started out the new year with my grandfather dying late afternoon on Jan. 1st. I’m glad he isn’t suffering anymore, but he is missed. He was a retired minister, and the memory of him marrying my husband and I almost 8 years ago is one I will forever treasure. I’m the 4th oldest grandchild out of 12, and I was the last one he was able to marry. It’s really tough dealing with 2 deaths in less than a year. I know he’s in Heaven with my son but I miss them both.

    I really hope and pray the rest of 2014 is kinder and brighter. I’m hoping to get healthier so 2013 doesn’t repeat itself (or the prior 2 for that matter). You just keep moving and try to stay positive and find moments of joy where you can. I’m hoping to can even more than I did this past year which was a record high for me. Can’t wait for your new book to come out. :-). Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. It has been like summer here in my hometown. While it is great to be able to go our in t shirts I hope we don’t have to pay for it this summer. I like to pick berries out in the woods during the summer and hopefully this warm weather will not trick the plants to start blooming too soon.

  34. Spatulas rule! I also find them great for many jobs in the kitchen, and these do look nifty. I believe 2014 will be a spectacular year, and I’m determined to make the most of it! Thank you and GIR for the giveaway.

  35. My year has been surprisingly productive so far. I’ve been riding a burst of writing inspiration, and I hope to finish my PhD by the end of the 2014.

  36. It’s been great so far! We’ve mostly been trying to get ready for our first baby due in March. Crazy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. 2014 has been great thus far. My oldest son recently became engaged, so we have a wedding to look forward to in November.

  38. 2014: So far, so good!

    2013 was not a good year — one of our two beloved cats died from a mast cell tumor after surgery and then chemotherapy. Our other cat had a nervous breakdown after she was gone — rather surprisingly because he clearly always wanted to be the one-and-only — he stopped eating, had litter box accidents, and prowled the house crying day and night. Fortunately, he’s fine now and luxuriating in his new OAO status.

    These spatulas reminded me of our dorky remaining cat. He is a total foodie. His improvised toys are small kitchen implements (spatulas, knives, measuring cups, . . . ) that he carries around the house if we Inadvertently leave them out with any food remnants still on them.

  39. Well I’ve had a cold for 2 weeks which is awful, but it’s given me time to catch up on tv, knit and look at seed catalogs!!

  40. So far, 2014 has been tough. First I had a cold which loved me so much it wouldn’t leave until it wore out its welcome after being with me for three weeks. Then the polar vortex visited and keeps coming back for shorter, drop-in chats. We’ve had a major snowstorm which dropped 12 inches of snow and several lesser snows as well. But today the sun is out even though it is dreadfully cold (13 F) so things are looking up.

  41. Things took a turn for the better right on New Year’s day. My mental state is much better since this year started. Getting momentum back after stumbling a bit in December.

  42. 2014 has been good so far. Like others have mentioned, it’s been cold! But we have a (relatively) warm house. So it works out. 😉

  43. 2014 has been pretty good so far! I’ve been spending lots of time with my family, watching my son play hockey, baking lots of bread, and just last week did my first batch of preserves of the year (Meyer lemon curd- yum!). also today is my birthday 🙂 these spatulas look awesome!

  44. I heart spatulas!! 2014 is going pretty good so far, although we’ve had so much snow (like the most in 100 years!) and it seems like winter should be over already. But it’s not. Guess I need to keep myself busy with canning! 🙂

  45. Pretty well, taking advantage of the extra snow and sub zero temps. to spend the days inside whipping up new treats and replenishing cupboards after holiday gift giving.

  46. I can’t believe that the first month of 2014 is more than half over! It sort of feels like no time at all has passed since Christmas, but I’ve also been busy with teaching (and taking a class on best practices in teaching).

  47. It’s going well and I am excited for all the wonderful things in store for the next 11 and a half months of 2014!

  48. 2014-Hooray!! My family is healthy; my business is busy and I enjoy what I do ;it is a beautiful snowy day with applesauce simmering on the stove! Only January 21 and I am planning my first canning projects of the year. Hooray 2014!

  49. 2014 has been great so far! I find I’m getting much better at using every scrap of produce in the kitchen with no waste (my 2014 resolution)!

  50. So far, so good in 2014. Everyone is healthy, for which I am profoundly grateful. Also, my jars are returning from folks who like to get a refill on jam and pickles… getting ready for summer!

  51. Ahh! Those look awesome!
    2014 so far has had it’s ups and downs. The year started with the birth of my sweet niece (born at 3:30 am on Jan 1st!). My husband and I made our word of the year “Discipline” and are working to add more of it into our lives – including eating a good breakfast with each other each morning, and going to bed with a clean kitchen each night. It has been great, and I hope it lasts!

  52. 2014 is going to be my return to vegetable/fruit gardening year. I’ve gotten tons of inspiration on how to save the healthy harvest from your website. Concentrating on organic seeds, inspiration from books like “Eating on the Wild Side”, and treating my family well.

  53. So far, okay. Money’s a bit tight since I left my job, but we’re managing. I’m cooking again and finding all sorts of new recipes to try. The most surprising was the Bacon and Beer Brussels Sprouts – my hubby doesn’t like beer, but he love the sprouts!

  54. New year, new resolutions. Although I decided not to go with a resolution again this year. Smaller goals that are truly achievable are better for me. I need to make some marmalade soon! Love these spatulas – I use Le Creuset ones now but the fact that these can go in the dishwasher is a MAJOR bonus!

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