Nutella Spreader Revisited – Part 3 – Compac Spreader Knives

And we are back for the final part in our 3 part series on alternatives to the allusive Nutella Spreader. After my many hours of research I think I have come across the “Rosetta Stone” of sandwich spreaders. This item has such a long history that I’ve seen it for sale on eBay as a “vintage” item. Gaze upon it’s glory…

Compac KnifeYup, this simply piece of white plastic is the holy grail we all have been looking for. The Compac sandwich spreader knife in it’s simple design and construction fits the bill perfectly. And the price even more so. It’s comes in two flavors (mind the pun) of “Mayonnaise” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly”. The big difference between the two? The Mayo is 11.8 inches long and the PB&J is 4 inches long and that’s about it.

compac jelly knife compac mayo knife

This simple device is wondrous at getting to the bottom of any jar of spreadable goodness. And getting under the lip of the jar as well, which for me and Cheez Whiz is a never ending battle. Buy extras because they will be used a lot and probably stolen by coveting guests. That fact that it is made of plastic is a plus I assure you, metal knives can scrape plastic off the inside of plastic jars and contaminate your food. It is dishwasher safe and has a hole in the handle to hang on the cabin wall (that is where mine is going). It believe the Nutella jar has met it’s match with this amazing piece of simple plastic cutlery.

 Compac Mayo Knife Spreader Plastic 11.8″ Knife Shaped To The Contour Of Mayonnaise Jars

Compac Jelly Knife Spreader 4″ Plastic Knife for Peanut Butter and Jelly


Nutella Spreader Revisited – Part 2 – Cuisipro Peanut Butter and Jelly Spreader

Welcome to Part 2 of a 3 part series on what to buy because you can’t find this Nutella Spreader. Today we are looking at a piece of kitchen cutlery that is very specifically designed for the application of peanut butter and jelly (or jam). I know many of my UK readers think this combination is rather unappealing but it’s a favorite in North America.

peanutbutterandjamspreaderThe Cuisipro Peanut Butter and Jelly Spreader  is an 11.5 inch peanut butter and jelly spreader. It has color-coded ends made of silicon so you know what goes where and don’t have cross-contamination. Nothing worse than smears of peanut butter in the jam jar as it can cause mold to form quickly. Those silicon ends are soft and smooth that won’t tear through bread or toast. The wooden handle is a nice touch and it’s dishwasher-safe with 25-year warranty!

 Cuisipro Peanut Butter and Jelly Spreader

Built for peanut butter and jam, yes. Will it work for Nutella and peanut butter and bacon? Sure will! And check out these other 21 ideas for Nutella at the Food Network.



Nutella Spreader Revisited – Part 1- The Zyliss Sandwich Knife

My post about the Nutella Spreader from last year generated the most interest by far on this blog. At the time I did some research to find that the Nutella branded knife wasn’t easily available and suggested an alternative. Well it seems people want a different and more suitable knife. Many people had many different reasons they liked the Nutella Spreader so I’ve done some extensive research and will be presenting my findings in 3 parts.

zyliss sandwich knifeThe first today is sticking to a standard steel traditional sandwich knife. The Zyliss Sandwich Knife has a serrated stainless steel blade for cutting and an oval shaped blade for Nutella or other tasty delights that need spreading on your bread. The design fits the inside of the jar nicely. It has a soft touch yellow plastic ergonomic handle which is non-slip. It isn’t stainless steel and probably not very dishwasher friendly but a great cutlery multi-tasker in the kitchen.

 Zyliss Sandwich Knife


Microplane Zester Grater

microplan zester graterThe famous Alton Brown introduced me to this amazing device and I can never have a proper kitchen setup without one again. It’s fits his rule of not being a “one use” kitchen tool as this thing can zest lemons, grate chocolate, shred ginger or what ever you can imagine. It can also take the skin off of your fingers pretty quick.

It’s made of 18/8 stainless steel and isn’t something you’ll need to sharpen. The blade is 8-1/2-inches long with an ergonomic black plastic handle. It’s of course dishwasher safe but make sure to hand wash the cover as it will melt in the dishwasher heat. And please make sure to use the cover when you leave it in the cutlery drawer, it will stay sharp and less likely to bite your fingers while rummaging!

 Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater