The $7 Mini Gadget That Gets Every Last Drop Out of Jars and Containers
Something you should know about my family — other than the fact that my parents are highly eco-conscious — is that, like many families, we’re big on traditions. One of my favorite traditions we have, if you can call it that, is that my great-aunt gifts everyone in the family the same kitschy kitchen gadget for Christmas. We call them “Aunt Georgia’s pickle-pickers,” because apparently one year she really did give everyone a pickle-picker (which is actually a thing that exists). But this year, she gifted us something I genuinely don’t know how I lived without.
At first glance, Dreamfarm’s Mini Supoon didn’t look overly functional. It’s a long plastic handle with a wonky curve and a walnut-sized silicon scraper at the end. After trading my brother’s lime green for my orange (it comes in a whopping 10 colors), I didn’t expect to get a ton of use out of it. Silly me!
But, as my great-aunt suggested, I watched the video on the brand’s website on how to use the “sit-up scraping spoon,” which showed it scraping clean a bottle of Vegemite (yes, the brand is Australian) in one swift motion. I could see how it could come in handy in my own tiny kitchen, where I make tons of dips, smoothies, sauces, and dressings — and then clean those containers.
Fast forward to today, and to my surprise, I’ve used my Mini Supoon nearly every day over the last six months. I primarily use it to get every last drop out of my favorite condiments and spreads, but it’s especially useful for oddly shaped containers. As an avid jar-hopper, I move sauces and dips from one jar to another at least once or twice a week, and the flat silicone tip and deep scooping head mean no contents get left behind. I didn’t think this was such a challenge until I realized how well the gadget works.
Not only is it a great food scraper, but it’s also a teaspoon-sized measuring spoon. Plus, it works as a little dip dish that stands on its own, thanks to its crooked handle, which lets me dip crackers, nuts, and chips into the silicone cup without a drop getting onto the counter or plate below. For this same reason, it’s a great tool for tasting while you’re cooking without making a mess.
But wait, there’s more! It also works like a charm for cleaning every centimeter of smaller or hard-to-clean jars and containers. Below, I had a jar (yes, it originally had Fly by Jing in it) with old bits of pesto and let it soak in hot, soapy water. I didn’t have a brush that could reach into the crevice under the top of the jar — but Mini Supoon to the rescue! I used the tiny head and handle to get into the hard-to-reach spot and the jar was squeaky clean in no time.