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Bamboo utensils vs Silicone

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I am throwing out my wood spoon and spatula, they look like they have mildew on it.

I ordered some new silicone turners and spoons, since I havn't used silicone tools before, do I still want a burnished bamboo spatula , does the bamboo work better for stir fry, or flipping a piece of steak, than silicone?
It's not expensive but I am tryiing to eliminate clutter if I don't need it.

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  1. I like silicone for spatulas, because they wipe the edges and bottom of the pan clean. But the silicone that I've seen is too flexible for use a turner. For that use I stick with nylon (and one thin metal one). I have a small bamboo spatula in my camping gear, which is nice, though it doesn't wipe as clean as silicone. Another useful shape is a long narrow offset nylon turner, which I especially like for crepes.