The dull edge isn't meant to cut through anything hard or tough, but the bench scrapper has plenty of uses on the savory side of cooking, too. The square shape of the blade makes it useful for quickly cutting dishes like our Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole and Chunky Cheesy Lasagna into equally sized portions. And as we mentioned above, the bench scrapper can make quick work of collecting all our diced veggies and clearing away scraps.
When buying a bench scraper, find one that has a thick, sturdy metal blade that won't buckle. Avoid scrapers made of plastic--these have their time and place, but we think they're less versatile than a metal one. Since our hands are often sticky or greasy when we're using bench scrapers, a good grip is a must-have. We like ones that have a rubber grip like the OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Scraper.
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