I have had the same Wilton icing spatulas since I started decorating. I had graduated from Wilton cake pans to Magic Line years ago because of the noticeable difference. Is there a better icing spatula or do they all do about the same work. I have really only seen Ateco spatulas other than Wilton at my cake store.
Oh no!! I've been decorating for 20+ years now and I have my faves. I have OLD wilton angled spatulas that are NOTHING like the ones you buy today. In 20 years they have never warped and are heavy. I also have spatulas that I bought through work at about 5x the price with white handles. The metal part is shorter and wider than a regular straight spatula and my elbow doesn't ache when I have a lot of cakes to do.
I can usually tell just by picking up a spatula if I will like it or not. But.......I am very fussy about them as well.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
If you're not happy with the ones you have and need to replace them, you can't go wrong with anything made by Dexter-Russell.
I like these... they last forever:
I have a Wilton one that must be from the '70's. It's straight with a wood handle. I also have the Wilton ones with a plastic handle that they sell today. I reach for my wood handled one every time. I don't even keep in the same place as the others. The others are in a tote in a room with the rest of my cake stuff. The wood handled one is in a kitchen drawer. It has more spring to it or something.