Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Simple Tip: DIY Plastic Dish Scraper



I have purchased at least one dish scraper in my lifetime.  I found it a useful cleaning tool, especially when washing glass baking dishes and cast iron cookware.  However, instead of buying another, I decided to make a simple scraper by cutting a plastic lid into the desired shape.

Of the used containers I had on hand, the white plastic lid from a quart of yogurt worked best. Clear lids tended to be flimsier and peel apart after I used them a couple of times.  So my advice is to stick with white plastic.




Materials Needed:
  • Sharp scissors or kitchen shears
  • Plastic lid from a quart-sized round container
I'm linking up to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays at Tammy's Recipes and http://www.thethriftyhome.com

8 comments:

wifeofjoshua said...

Wow! This is such a great idea!! :)

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Mom2fur said...

I like this! Now I know what to do with those orphan lids that keep showing up around my house.

Jaimie said...

Great tip. I've been using the metal lid from a frozen juice container. That works well on my stainless steel pans and doesn't seem to damage them.

Mom2fur said...

Hi! Thanks for the nice comment on my fall doily.
You know, if you can do a chain stitch you've got a good start. I am pretty much self-taught as far as crochet. I had a book called "I Taught Myself to Crochet" and it was very, very easy to follow. I know you can find it at Michael's (remember the 40% coupon that's always in the Sunday paper!) and I bet you could also find it either on eBay or Etsy. It's very relaxing and the best part is that you can take it with you or do it while watching TV!

Doug and Jhona said...

Very clever idea! I'm going to do this today. I recently lost my little scraper:) You're so crafty!(in the good way;) Have a blessed weekend!

Cris Goode said...

Love this idea! I have one of those, but I am always misplacing it. This will be a great way to make a few spares :)

Our Life in Wyoming said...

Another easy way to get them is sometimes in the handle of a gallon of milk there is the "hole piece" from teh handle.. those work wonderful! You can usually ask the dairy person in your grocery store to save you some :)