When my plastic spatulas get a little rough, or burned, and don't slide under my fried eggs easily, I cut the handle off, and shape the flat part as a scraper. Kitchen shears make quick work of the job.
To scrub off stubborn, stuck on gunk, I use a spoonful of Kosher salt on a nylon scrubbie. It will remove burnt on BBQ sauce, but not remove the patina. As a bonus, it's a " food grade" cleaning solution. I also use Kosher salt to scrub my wood or nylon cutting boards. It works as a mild abrasive, and a sterilizing agent.
Edited by siege - 7/25/16 at 10:06pm