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Baking - Stainless Bread Dough Pastry Scraper

Updated on November 8, 2011

A dough scraper is a useful kitchenware tool, usually employed to scrape out mixing bowls or counter-tops when bread baking. They come in different materials and Amazon have a good selection available for purchase.

Originally a baker's tool, they can now be found in many a kitchen. They're a versatile bakeware item to have to hand when bread baking, particularly the stainless steel dough scraper variety.

On the other hand, a silicone or plastic pastry scraper will be useful when it comes to removing softer doughs, cake mixes and batters from mixing bowls. If you love nothing better than baking bread, cookies and cup cakes, or you're simply looking to purchase a new one, Amazon won't disappoint.

Dough Scraper

Bread Dough Scraper

A dough scraper can be used for different jobs around the cooks kitchen. Primarily used for thick doughs, they're also useful for when you're cooking up a batch of muffins or a fresh supply of cookies for the cookie jar.

They're great for removing every last little bit of dough and cake mix from the interior of mixing bowls and when it comes to bread and pizza dough, they're a must have tool. You can also employ them when it comes to cleaning up a sticky counter-top. Simply sweep the scraper across the surface - in order to remove any sticky little clumps left behind.

Generally, you can purchase a scraper in several forms:

  • a stainless steel dough scraper
  • silicone scraper
  • spatula style
  • flexible dough scraper
  • plastic scrapers

The type you buy depends on what you need it for. A stainless steel one is fantastic if you bake a lot of home-made bread. If you're more inclined to sweet treats, then you're better with a flexible scraper.

However - if you're as happy baking bread as you are baking cookies, then one of each is probably the safest bet.

Stainless Steel Dough Scraper

A stainless steel dough scraper is the better type when it comes to bread doughs. You can manipulate your dough around whilst mixing, as well as use the scraper to chop and separate the dough when shaping.

Also useful for the clean-ups after your bread is in the oven. Some of the better made variety provide further functionality - they can be used for slicing and chopping up herbs, or for measuring quantities.

Many come with a comfort grip handle, making them easier to hold and utilise. All are dishwasher safe - which makes cleaning and caring for them as straightforward as possible.

A stainless steel dough scraper can prove to be an extremely versatile tool to have to hand. Handled with care, they can and do last for years - making them a popular choice with housewives everywhere.

Oxo Dough Scraper

An Oxo dough scraper is by far the best and most superior of the stainless steel scrapers. They're the best selling, as well as the most rated in the range and, when you factor in their price tag - they're also great value for money.

They're versatile, good fr chopping and measuring as well as scarping and being stainless steel they're good for years of use. A big favorite and understandably so, a highly recommended pastry scraper.

Flexible Dough Scraper

A flexible dough scraper is better for cookie doughs, cake mixes and similar. That said, the one featured to the right is almost as good as its stainless steel counterparts when it comes to versatility.

The best selling in the silicone dough scraper range is the MIU bowl scraper, a silicon scraper that is heat resistant up to 650 degrees and in a bright enough red to catch your eye every time you hunt around the utensil drawer. It's cheap, effective and does a great job of gathering up left over dough, whether in the bowl or on the counter-top.

 One thing worth remembering is the fact that a flexible scraper, manufactured out of silicone, is the better choice when it comes to stickier doughs. Generally, a metal scraper can end up struggling with doughs and pastry's that are more moist or less form holding.

A silicone scraper will stand up much better if you're a lover of speciality breads or choose to use a plastic or silicone baking mat.

Silicone Spatula

A silicone spatula can be used in much the same way that a dough scraper can be used. They're especially flexible and great for when you're mixing cup cake batters and so on. The one to the right is one of the best sellers and it's inexpensive.

Almost as useful and versatile as a bread dough scraper, a spatula will certainly prove its worth around a kitchen.

Baking Stone

A baking stone often goes hand in hand with a dough scraper. Used for baking pizza and bread dough, they're the home version of a stone pizza or bread baking oven.

Stone creates an evenly distributed heat, whilst enhancing a dough's ability to form a crust whilst baking. They're also great for baking cookies, rolls and loaves upon - as well as being a very useful surface for keeping food items warm - such as pancakes.


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      toknowinfo 7 years ago

      Thanks for the useful tips. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Rated up and useful.

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      Andria 7 years ago

      bjbenson - they're a great kitchen tool, that's for sure :)

      Hello hello - thankyou!

      Paradies7 - I couldn't agree more. Have one here ... donuts were made last night and the dough scraper came in hand as always :)

      sunforged - based upon your culinary skills, I can imagine your dough scraper gets quite the workout!

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      The dough scraper is my favorite kitchen tool, although I tend to use it more for chopping vegetables and cutting dough then actually scraping.

      Also there is nothing better for cleaning up your prep area - a couple of wrist flicks into the garbage and your surface is sparkling!

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      That is one handy utensil.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Wonderful collection. Thank you.

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      BJBenson 7 years ago from USA

      I use mine to pick up veggies I have cut up. Great hub.