Spatulas are a kitchen tool designed to cook a certain range of foods, as shown throughout the SpongeBob SquarePants series. They first appear in the episode "Help Wanted."
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.
Hydro-dynamic spatula - This spatula seen in "Help Wanted" and in a picture in "Sharks vs. Pods." Unlike most spatulas, this one has the port, starboard attachments, and turbo drive.
Spat - SpongeBob uses this spatula throughout the majority of the series. Its most notable appearance is in "All That Glitters."
SpongeBob is known to use this equipment to cook food at the Krusty Krab, mainly Krabby Patties. His spatula is named "Spat."
Spatulas are a central theme in the episode "All That Glitters," in which SpongeBob's spatula breaks from the Monster Krabby Patty and he is forced to buy a new one 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 replaces his spatula with one created by Plankton so the latter can obtain the Krabby Patty formula.