Le Creuset Pinch Bowls : This set of 4 fine grade silicone bowls is perfect to measure and stage ingredients. Flexible bowls pinch together to easily funnel and pour ingredients into cookware or storage containers. Colorful bowls look great serving sauces, dips and salsa. Bowls resists stains and do not absorb food flavors or odors. Heat-resistant bowls are safe for dishwasher, microwave and freezer. Capacity: 1/4 cup, 2 fl. oz. Size: 2 3/4" Dia. x 1 1/4"H Weight: 1/2 oz. each
Had higher expectations
PostedMarch 22, 2011
These are a great idea, but they just don't work as well as I thought they would. When I cook, I prep everything out beforehand, and I thought these would be useful for the tablespoon of oil here, the teaspoon of spice there, and although they are the right size and the bendable nature is useful, they are too light. I know it probably isn't possible to have a flexible, silicone pinch bowl that ISN'T going to tip over, but it certainly frustrated me everytime I would brush one just hard enough to knock out the contents. I got tired of cleaning up oil spills, so I just use them for dry items now and keep them far away from where I work (and since I like to line things up in the order I use them, this becomes bothersome- searching for which bowl has what in it).
Le Creuset Revolution Silicone Spatula Spoon : The blade on this Le Creuset spatula spoon is thicker to break up dense ingredients and shaped with a deep bowl for mixing, stirring and serving. This dual-sided spoonula blade is curved for skillets and bowls, with a straight-edge tip for square and rectangular dishes and pans. The silicone-cushioned strike zone protects the rims of cookware and bowls from scratches or abrasions. Custom-designed in a smooth elliptical shape, the ergonomic wooden handle on this spatula spoon features grip rings for comfortable control and a tapered push/pull design for a slip-free grip. Removable silicone head is heat-resistant up to 480 degrees F, and dishwasher-safe. Perfect balance, curvature and grip, this Le Creuset tool excels in kitchen performance. The result of extensive research by an expert design team: an industrial designer, engineer and ergonomics expert, studying the geometry of cooking and baking vessels to arrive at ideal lengths and angles. Tested, evaluated and accoladed by consumers, this French-inspired tool modernizes the way home gourmets cook. Product Features Thicker silicone with a stronger tip, dual-sided spoonula and deep bowl for mixing, stirring and serving Spoonula blade is curved to fits the shape of skillets and bowls, with a straight-edge tip for square and rectangular pans and dishes Silicone-cushioned strike zone to protect cookware and bowl rims Smooth elliptical-shape wooden handle with grip rings for comfortable handling control Tapered push/pull design for a slip-free grip The result of extensive research by an expert design team and tested and evaluated by consumers For nearly a century, Le Creuset has consistently been the preferred choice of chefs around the world for its cooking advantages, performance and style
Aside from the sturdy nature of the spatula itself, the first thing I noticed (and was extremely pleased about) was that the wooden handle has a 'stop' so you can't replace the head too far and eventually tear the silicone. I take the heads of all my spatulas to put them in the dishwasher, and if my husband puts them back on the wooden handles, he always jams them down too far. This design prevents that. I used this first to brown some ground meat, and it was perfect for scraping the bottom of the pan and also breaking up the pieces (because it is so much stiffer than a regular spatula). Wonderful concept!