A spatula is a kitchen tool designed to cook a certain range of foods, as shown throughout the SpongeBob SquarePants series, most commonly used by SpongeBob. They first appear in "Help Wanted."


A spatula under medical care in the Bikini Bottom Hospital.

A regular spatula is made up of a handle and a blade. Spatulas in the series often have holes to allow liquids to flow through them. Rubber makes up part of the handle to prevent the fry cook from burning their hand.

Known spatulas

Role in series

SpongeBob is known to use this equipment to cook food at the Krusty Krab, mainly Krabby Patties.

Spatulas are a central theme in the episode "All That Glitters," in which SpongeBob's spatula breaks from attempting to flip the Monster Krabby Patty and he is forced to buy a new one. The one he settles with is named "Le Spatula," whose personality is shown to be very rude, as he only adheres to the cooking of fancy food instead of Krabby Patties.

A spatula is also a major plot point of "Evil Spatula," in which SpongeBob replaces his spatula with one created by Plankton so the latter can obtain the Krabby Patty formula.


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