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I’ve been keeping this humble yet mighty bamboo pot scraper perched at my sink for years now. A dear friend of mine gave it to me as a gift, which to be perfectly honest, I thought was a little curious. Then I started using it. It quickly reached permanent staple status, and I didn’t think I could love it more—that is, until I started sheltering at home.
I’ve been cooking a lot and doing the dishes nonstop—or at least that’s what it feels like! These pot scrapers make all that cleaning a little easier by removing stubborn bits of cooked-in food without scratching the surface of your pots and pans. Each corner of the scraper is a different shape, so one edge is more like a right angle and another more rounded. That means it can fit into almost any pan curve or tight baking sheet corner, so you never miss a spot.
Plus, the scrapers are made of a natural, organic material that seems to last forever: bamboo! It feels nice in my hand and is super sturdy; I’ve been using that same scraper for book profits all this time. The Bambu site has recommendations for how to care for it, but I don’t do any of it and it’s still going strong. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, especially now when I’m cooking and cleaning more than ever. I think I might start sending them to my friends, too.
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