Watch a video manual above to catch the idea behind this DIY Kitchen Scraper that allows for sweeping food from the cutting board much faster and with no mess (and we all know that this can be a pain and a mess, especially when the "target" is smaller than a tub).
It can also collect food directly from the cutting board for later use (quite a unique feature).
Disclaimer: in the video rice was used to make the task even more complicated to show capabilities of the solution.
Step 1: Things Required
Be prepared, you still need something even for simplest lifehacks. In this case, the list is short:
- Plastic cup, preferably from relatively soft plastic;
- Sharp scissors or saw;
A saw might be needed if the plastic is on the harder end of softness.
Step 2: Cut the Wall of the Cup
Use scissors or saw to cut the walls of the cup as shown in the picture. The shorter cut is more suitable for sweeping food from the cutting board, while the longer one is better for collecting food from it (as shown in the video above).
Step 3: Make Sure the Edges Are Flat
Use sandpaper on a flat surface to make sure that the edges of the cuts are flat. This is important to get the most satisfaction from the scraper.
Step 4: Use It
The video on the top of this post explains the operation of the scraper better than any text. And remember, you can not only sweep food stuff with this scraper, but also collect it, using the scraper itself as a receptacle. BTW, you can use this scraper not only with the cutting board but for other purposes as well, like sweeping crumbs of whatever from the table.
Step 5: Experiment!
This scraper can have multiple applications (experiment!). E.g. it can be used as a receptacle for small utensils, or as a spoon holder when cooking, etc.. Thanks to its shape it can be stowed without clutter (important!), e.g. it can be hung on a regular hook on the kitchen rail.
BTW, have you noticed a Meccano's metal strip on the hooks in the photo above? Yep, that's another kitchen lifehack. Guess why!