This spatula works like a regular spatula to scrape down the sides of a bowl, but hold onto your perfectly placed type A hats...the notch in the middle is formed specifically to scrape the blades of any heavy duty mixer paddle!! Using one of these to scrape down the paddle is stupidly satisfying. You'll never go back to conventional rubber spatulas. Are you a believer? The Evil Cake Genius is!!! Now try one for yourself!