Best Dough Scraper

Last Updated: Sep 4, 2020 @ 1:51 pm.  What is the best dough scraper? Also called bench scrapers or bowl scrapers, these tools help portion dough, chop food and smooth icing. We tried out several top brands to find the best. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Overall Scraper

OXO Stainless Steel Good Grips Multi-Purpose Scraper & Chopper

Measurement markings etched into blade
The soft, comfy handle is the star here—we loved this bench scraper for its overall performance. Excellent for bread dough. Caveat: it is heavy and not so good at chopping.

Best Overall Scraper: OXO 06005001348 Multi-Scraper

Dough scrapers serve multiple roles in our kitchen—yes, we use them to scrape dough or icing from a bowl. We also use them to cut cookie dough into sections.

Also: many scrapers claim they can be used to chop vegetables . . . although in our testing, we thought these claims didn’t quite match reality. Many scrapers are too dull to chop things like fruit or veggies, in our testing. If you stick to softer items like brownies, they do fine.

After trying out several top brands of dough scrapers, we thought OXO’s Multi-Scraper was the best of the bunch. Here’s why:

What We Liked

• Comfy, soft handle. The handle often makes or breaks a dough or bench scraper—some folks like plastic, others prefer steel. Oxo’s soft, no-slip handle is excellent.

• Etched measurement markings don’t wash away!

• Dishwasher safe.

What Needs Work

• Too big for smaller hands? We thought the size of the handle was just right, but we see a few reports from folks with smaller hands that it is bit unwieldy.

• Not great at chopping. The blade on this scraper isn’t very sharp, so this isn’t the choice if you want your scraper to also chop.

• Heavy. At 8 ounces, this scraper is the heaviest among those we tested—others are more closer to 6 or 7 ounces. The heavier the scraper, the more fatigue sets in if you are doing a lot of cooking!

Best Steel Scraper

Norpro Stainless Steel Scraper/Chopper

Excellent for traditionalists
Classic, rolled steel handle is sturdy. This scraper does a great job at scraping, but so-so at chopping (the edge is too thick, in our opinion). Caveat: measurement markings are printed, not etched.

Best Steel Scraper: Norpro Stainless Steel Scraper/Chopper

As we discussed above, dough scrapers come in two basic varieties: those with steel handles and those with plastic ones. Fans of all steel handles like the traditional look and overall good performance. The downside, they can be somewhat more slippery.

After trying out several all steel scrapers, we thought Norpro’s Stainless Steel Scraper/Chopper did the best job among its peers. Here’s why:

What We Liked

• Good grip.

• Sturdy.

• Durable.

What Needs Work

• A bit heavy. At 7.5 ounces, this all steel scraper is on the heavier end . . . but not as heavy as the OXO scraper recommended above.

• Hand wash.

• Measurement markings are printed, not etched. That means they can rub off over time.

• Not so good at chopping. It works well for soft items like dough; not so great for veggies. The edge of this scraper is rather thick . . . making it better for scraping than cutting!

Best Budget-Friendly Bottle

Contigo 2001147 Autoseal Trekker Kids Water Bottle, 2-Pack, Granny Smith & Nautical

Dishwasher safe, 14 ounce size. Kid-favorite, this bottle can be used one-handed: push a button and the valve opens! No straw to lose. Caveat: best with water only, as lid can be a challenge to clean.

Best Budget-Friendly: Pro Dough Pastry Scraper/Cutter/Chopper

We love a bargain, so we are always on the lookout for kitchen tools that are quality . . . and budget friendly. Pro Dough’s Pastry Scrapper/Cutter/Chopper fits that bill—good quality and performance, at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

What We Liked

• Roll steel handle.

• Good overall weight and grip.

• Excellent for bread making.

• Affordable.

• Measurement markings are higher on the scraper. That’s helpful if you are dealing with puffy dough.

• Dishwasher safe.

• Markings in both inches and centimeters. That was unique—few scrapers we tested had both standard and metric markings!

What Needs Work

• Edge not sharp enough for cutting veggies. But it works fine for dough!

• Not quite as sturdy as others we tested. But it does get the job done.

Best Dishwasher Safe

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Bowl Scraper/Chopper

Contoured, non-slip handle is impressive
Even though the measurement markings are printed on the blade (we prefer etching), they came through just fine in a dishwasher. We liked this sturdy, good quality scraper.

Best Dishwasher Safe: AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Bowl Scraper/Chopper

Yes, most dough scrapers claim they are dishwasher safe—but sometimes it is better to hand wash them, especially if they are all steel (steel can rust). This scraper is probably the best dishwasher-safe scrapper we tested: AmazonBasic’s Stainless Steel Bowl Scraper/Chopper. It performed well and came through the dishwasher unscathed.

What We Liked

• Sturdy.

• Comfortable handle.

• Good weight at 5.8 ounces. That’s much less than the 8 ounce OXO scraper reviewed earlier in this article.

• Measurement markings survived the dishwasher, even though they are printed (not etched) on the blade.

What Needs Work

• Not great at chopping veggies—but that is true for all the scrapers we tested. They can cut dough or soft items, but chopping fruits or veggies is not optimal.

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