I am on the hunt for a turner to use in a 10 inch stainless frying pan. I am currently using an All Clad spatula like this one. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc... It is great for the small jobs, but I know when I come to the point of needing to maneuver heavy items in the pan I'll be reaching for the waiting-to-be-replaced plastic spatula from way back when.
My search criteria so far have been 1) Not plastic 2) Easy to clean 3) Last a long time.
re: John E.
Here are two Dexter-Russell turners that I own, both work great, the cake turner affords a little more pan safety with the rounded corners:
A 10" frying pan is not all that big. I actually haven't used anything else other than a slotted spatula (similar to what you have) and a silicone mixing spatula.
You might like these:
I have this one. Man, it can pick up a cow from a pan.
Given my previous good experience with LamsonSharp products, you should do a search on Amazon and see what you like:
This one looks more traditional:
The spatula you're using (pictured on the link) is a fish spatula. It'll work for other things but that's what it's primarily designed for. Do you want a slotted spatula or a solid base model? For moving heavy food items in a pan I'd endorse SanityRemoved suggestion of using tongs for those jobs. But if you're dead set on a spatula, the stout solid base variety is probably your best choice:
From a bang for the buck POV it is always hard to beat Victorinox Forschner.
Not just knives but turners too. Nylon or Wood handles. Some are made in Switzerland,some in USA,and some in Japan.
Global Knives makes turners that are made in Japan with Lifetime warranties that are the same quality as their cuterly.
I have some Oxo and Victorinox turners.
Oxo is hard to beat for made in China budget kitchen utensils.