• Carbon steel blade for ultimate performance
  • Natural beechwood handle
  • Traditional feel and warmth of wood
  • Handle secured to blade with brass compression rivets
UPC Code: 092187162312

This Dexter-Russell 16231 solid wood-handled turner offers performance and value for commercial use and combines durability and efficiency into one great product.

Looking for the ultimate turner for your grill or restaurant? Look no further than this Dexter-Russell 8" x 3" solid turner! Made with exceptional durability in mind, this turner is designed to stand up under constant use in your commercial kitchen without bending, breaking, or warping. The blade boasts an edge ideal for sliding under delicate or hearty foods, and is connected to a solid beechwood handle for effortless turning. Bring this Dexter-Russell turner to your kitchen to experience the efficiency and quality it provides.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

Carbon Steel Blade

Exceptional at holding an edge, this turner is perfect for flipping burgers, pancakes, and other grill menu items. Its high quality carbon steel blade provides exceptional durability and is preferred by experienced chefs over stainless steel.

Beechwood Handle

Featuring a natural beechwood handle, this turner is perfect for the traditional chefs who prefer the warmth and feel of a wooden handle. The handle is secured to the blade with brass compression rivets for ultimate sturdiness.


Precision ground, this blade provides just the right amount of flexibility for even easier handling of food. This makes it ideal for flipping or turning delicate food items, like eggs or thin pancakes.

How to Clean

Maintain the life of your turner by hand washing and towel drying, and do not use any bleach or chlorine products to clean it. Properly cared for, this turner will be a long-lasting investment to your kitchen!

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What are the benefits of using a carbon steel turner?
Carbon steel turners are flexible enough for easy maneuvering, but stiff enough to flip heavier foods. To prevent your carbon steel turner from rusting, we recommend oiling and seasoning it like a cast iron skillet to remain rust free.

Dexter-Russell Turners

Use Dexter-Russell turners for all of your kitchen needs! Whether you're flipping fish, serving pie, or frosting a cake, these turners are comfortable, quick, and easy to use.

When running my own restaurant every day and competing on nationally televised food shows, having the right tools is the most important thing. Dexter manufactures more than just knives. They have a great variety of turners, servers, and spatulas, too. I work all day at my restaurant and a professional-quality turner is one of the most important tools in my arsenal. Dexter turners and servers flex where I need them to flex, and it's built into each blade so I can be quick and efficient. Like the Dexter knife, the handle on the turner is designed for comfort and control, so I get a perfect result whether I'm flipping a piece of fish or serving pie. The blue, high-heat handle can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees, so it keeps working under the toughest conditions. It has a quality, stainless steel working end and the Dexter Edge that makes turning a breeze. Dexter turners and spatulas bring real innovation to every chef's kitchen. It's the quality, stainless steel, precise flex points that make turning and serving a breeze. That's the Dexter Edge. Dexter turners and spatulas are comfortable in your hand, so you can work for hours without experiencing wrist fatigue. When you hold a Dexter knife, you have nearly 200 years of cutlery knowledge in the palm of your hand. Dexter is the industry leader because of a commitment to producing quality, American-made knives that perform day in and day out. As a pastry chef, good spatulas are some of my most important tools. Dexter baker spatulas are flexible so I can scrape the mixing bowl and spread the batter without switching tools. I really love the versatility and appreciate the thought that goes into the precise flex points. Dexter spatulas are ground to flex so they can form to the shape of my mixing bowl so I can quickly and efficiently remove frosting from the bowl. Since they are professionally heat treated, the return from flex to straight every time and they make frosting a breeze! Baking is my life, my livelihood, and my passion. I choose tools that keep up with me and help me stay sharp and flexible. In my kitchen, I choose Dexter. Dexter is the largest manufacturer of professional cutlery in America. Our Southbridge, Massachusetts factory has produced the finest cutlery and developed technological advancements since 1818. We take pride in every knife we make and that's why each knife we produce is tested for quality and performance before it reaches your hand. If you use Dexter products, we thank you and we hope we can be your product solution. At Dexter, we're not the best because we're the oldest in America, we're the oldest in America because we're the best.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Blade Length: 8 Inches
  • Blade Width: 3 Inches
  • Handle Length: 5 Inches
  • Overall Length: 13 Inches

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Overall User Rating: Dexter-Russell 16231 8" x 3" Solid Turner - Beechwood Handle

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Customer Reviews

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Warning - We would not recommend buying this turner if used in a commercial environment. We purchased this for our commercial kitchen and the blade rusted within a few days of use. It is now so rusted that it will need to be returned or discarded. To minimize rusting, this item would need to be towel dried promptly after every use and after washing. Towel drying does not meet Minnesota Department of Health Food Service code nor the codes of most states. Therefore, this item is not properly designed for such environments.


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I loved using these on our griddle and in the large sauté pans. They are super sturdy but have enough flexibility to get under the food, whether it's a burger or a mess of hash browns, and to scrape the bottom of the pan when reducing or making gravy.


Looks great right out of the box, just as expected from the website. I'm psyched to use this. The beechwood handle is raw, so maybe just a coat of mineral oil on it. Solid construction with full tang handle held together with brass rivets. Seems to have a good balance and and the blade has a nice flex to it which springs back. This is going to be my go-to spatula for sure.

from unknown on

We swear by these Dexter wood handled turners. We have two of them and they last a long time and just work the best compared to any we have previously used.

from Amish Market Square on

I ordered this for my chefs and it is great for them to cook with. Good durable handles and easy to clean plates. Will order again!

from Yamato on

Did not hold up and rusted right away. Webstraunt credited us back because their customer service is second to none. I would not hesitate to purchase any products from them.

from Piesanos on

We are sorry this turner did not hold up for you, but thank you for contacting us so we could get you credit for your defective item! If you have any questions in the future, please do not hesitate to ask!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

This Dexter-Russel turner is great for a griddle and the grill. It is very sturdy and reliable. It is very easy to clean. Recommended for residential use.


We use these to stir large volumes of sauces and they work great. Dexter Russell is a great brand with quality products. I imagine this product lasting a couple of years with daily use.

from Point Loma Seafoods on

Beechwood handle is a very good product when preparing food, it prevents people from burning cooking since it is very easy to handle, it is also very good price


I usually buy Dexter-Russell Turners, but in the Walnut Handle version. I gave this version with the mild steel a shot, but found that in the *pretty extreme* environment of my restaurant the upkeep for the mild steel was its downfall. These are nice for working a flat-top, and hold up decently, but in time the leading edges start to deform, and if you don't discard them in time, could chip off. The biggest issue came when exposed to moisture, the handles swelled up a little and unless coated in oil, they will surface-rust. For a cheesesteak shop, I'll have to stick to the Stainless/Walnut version.

from Bradleys Cheesesteaks & Hoagies on

This is my go-to turner. The steel has a perfect spring which is firm but yields when you want it to. The edge is not knife sharp, yet it slices through meats when pressed and keeps its edge. In a word, the turner is versatile in the best ways. The photo shows the wavy lined in the carbon steel which provide its resilience. The handle is not dishwasher safe and should be treated like a cutting board. I use mineral oil periodically. Despite some fingerprints here and there, the thing stays in like new condition despite heavy use.


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