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The spatula


A spatula is a tool that looks a little like a very flared spoon. Often made of stainless steel, it can also be in Teflon.

There are different shapes and sizes. They are all multi-purpose: their two ends are of different shapes, making it possible to have two spatulas in one.


A spatula can collect solids (powder, chips or small pieces). The most suitable size and type of spatula is chosen, depending on the quantity to be sampled.

To see an illustration of the use of a spatula:
see the sheet A guide to weighing
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