Nothing slows down the process of making a good dough as much as dough sticking. Dough can stick to the bowl, it can stick to the work surface, it can stick to the roller and it can stick to pastry cutters. You can easily alleviate two of those problems by getting a dough scraper. These can be either metal or plastic and they make easy business out of scraping dough off your work surface and out of your bowl.
Rubber and silicone spatulas are a great kitchen mulit-tasker. They are pliable enough to get into the corners of pans and containers, yet most are durable enough to withstand a moderate degree of heat. These spatulas are good for not only getting all of the icing out of the bowl, but they can also spread it around the cake. Silicone is a relative newcomer to the kitchen, but it is a great material to consider because of its numerous positive traits. Most cooks like silicone products because of their high resistance to heat. Because they are soft and pliable, they will not scratch or damage metal cookware or bowls. Silicone is nonporous, meaning it is waterproof and virtually impervious to stains. Because of this characteristic, silicone also does not hold any residual flavors or smells from previously prepared food. These utensils are also slip resistant, a nice feature when working in a busy commercial kitchen. These tools can be thrown into the dishwasher and washed with other dishes. The relative ease of use and maintenance free nature of silicone makes it easy to see why the material is becoming more and more popular in kitchens.