The universe is a tease

16 May

I got some sad news on Friday.  Yes, Friday.  The 13th.  I should have known it was coming.

Remember my beloved spoon spatulas?  The ones that work so perfectly for Jade, but which were discontinued?  The ones I found on an online store in Alberta?

You can see it coming can’t you?

Yes, the store realized, with my order, that those spatulas have been discontinued and that they can’t supply them.

Excuse me for a moment while I turn my head and sob just a little.  (Or perhaps I should press the back of my hand to my forehead.  That’s more dramatic, maybe?)

Earlier in the week, I got a surprise package in the mail, from a spatula fairly who turned out to be my dad.  It’s the new style of Danesco spoon spatula.  And while it is certainly a very superior spatula, it won’t work well for Jade because the leading edge is far too wide to fit into her mouth.

Of the treasure trove my mother-in-law sent, my runner-up favourite is the blue one from Home Sense.  Its only drawback is that it’s not as deeply scooped, so some things (like Jade’s Almond Breeze drink) tend to run off.  The black Lee Valley ones have wonderfully thin edges, but aren’t scooped at all.

My next desperate plan might be to buy food-grade silicone and a belly casting kit and attempt to recreate the Danesco ones, myself.  (Just imagine how much trial and error that would entail.)

So, bloggy peeps, do me a favour, please?  On your travels through stores that sell kitchen paraphernalia, be on the lookout for a spatula with the following properties:

  1. Softish head material, like silicone or rubber (though the handle can be made of any material)
  2. Very fine edges
  3. Scooped shape for retaining ingredients without dribbling off the opposite side
  4. Narrow scraping end to fit into Jade’s little 5-year-old mouth.  Jade’s Danesco spatulas are 1 inch wide at the bottom and widen to 1-3/4″ in the middle.
You wouldn’t think that would be such a tall order would you?
But anyway, if you can’t locate my favourite spatulas, would you please help me in sending the universe a message that it shouldn’t be such a tease?

5 Responses to “The universe is a tease”

  1. Opa May 17, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    There seems to be a bit of a choice here but regrettably silicone spoon spatula vendors don’t seem in the habit of posting the technical specs with their products, so only trial and error might ultimately lead to success.

  2. jen May 17, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Have you written the company and told them your situation, they might have a few in stalk laying around?

  3. Marian May 17, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    I bought three more spatulas (all they had) at a Beddington’s sale right after I sent the others. They’re Danesco and the end is about 1″ wide. Hopefully they’re the right ones. Do you want me to send them or keep them until July?
    I notice they’re made in China. I’ll look when we’re there 🙂

  4. Adventures In Babywearing May 17, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    Oh my goodness you’d think there would be SOME left for you. I will have to look around!


  5. becky June 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    i am sure you have googled it to death but just incase….

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