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Need flipper advice (no not the dolphin)

mikie | Feb 7, 201107:10 AM

We have one lone nonstick frying pan, an 8" scanpan for weekend breakfast, typically egg beater omlets. Although they claim you can use regular ss tools, I'm not convinced, so I bought a plastic flipper from a restaurant supply, just one problem, it's big enough to flip the Queen Mary and doesn't work very well in an 8" pan. The spouse picked up a much smaller OXO with a plastic flipper end that fits the pan much better, but when it gets under the omlet, it sticks to the egg beaters and you can't just flip half or slip it back out without pulling the omlet with it. It was suggested to me to spray it with PAM first, but scanpan warns against using spray lubricant on the pans and I'm concerned about contamination from the flipper. Yah, I know, I'm deranged, but if they say don't, I don't.

I've only had this pan a couple of years and we never had nonstick before, jsut made do on a griddle, but trying to eat healthy (lower fat and cholestrol). Is there a PTFE coated metal flipper that wouldn't scratch the pan or stick to the egg beaters? What do you guys use? I'm not looking for pan suggestions, I like the pan and the nice half circle shaped omlets, I just need a new flipper. Thanks,

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