MSR Alpine Folding Spatula

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Light and reliable, this folding spatula works well…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new (Part of an MSR utensil set, don't remember where)
Price Paid: Part of a utensil set, don't remember where

Summary

Light and reliable, this folding spatula works well for flipping eggs and pancakes and can also be used to stir soups and fluids.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Flip open action
  • Price
  • Plastic won't scratch teflon

Cons

  • Like its sister the folding spoon, could be a little stiffer

For reasons of weight and time, I tend to rule out eggs and pancakes on longer trips, but on leisurely weekenders it can be nice to cook up some fresh yellow-eyes or a batch of cakes. That's when I bring along the MSR folding spatula.
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I've had it for at least five years now, and often just throw it in to a general purpose cooking kit when I'm not too worried about weight. I have the older version of the spatula, which uses a little click lock instead of the channel lock on the newer version.
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The click lock failed on the companion spoon and I got the newer version, but in this case normal use doesn't stress the lock too much and it has held up well. The channel lock is somewhat better and should hold up equally well, but then you'll miss one of the silly but satisfying features of the spatula: you can flip it open and it will snap into locked position, ready to rock and roll.

When cooking a soup or anything that requires constant stirring, the spatula can work better than the spoo

Because it's plastic it won't scratch teflon-lined cookware.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit MSR's Alpine Folding Spatula page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The MSR Alpine Spatula folds down small and weighs less than an ounce. Take it along to flip your pancakes or fish.

- CampSaver.com

Light enough to bring on backpacking trips, the MSR Alpine spatula makes flipping pancakes simple and it won't scratch your nonstick cookware.

- REI

The mighty MSR Alpine Spatula is equipped with a folding mechanism to fold in half. The Alpine Spatula hinges open with a authoritative snap to flip pancakes like a pro. Nylon surface won't scratch or ding, safe for use with nonstick pots Durable nylon construction is safe and non-leeching Serrated edge cuts soft meats and cheeses Lightweight Glove-friendly folding mechanism

- OMCgear

On Sale. MSR Alpine Spatula FEATURES of the MSR Alpine Spatula Alpine Spatula: Serrated edge cuts soft meats and cheeses easily SPECIFICATIONS of the MSR Alpine Spatula Weight: 0.7 oz / 21 g Packed Dimension: 6 x 2.5 x 1.5in. / 15.2 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm

- Moosejaw