User Review: GSI Compact Scraper
Source: bought it new
A double-sided tool, with a hard, plastic edge for more difficult scraping, and a soft, silicone edge to lightly scrape leftover liquid or softer foods. If you like cooking and don't like washing dishes, this is an essential tool to have as part of your camp kitchen, no matter how small or large it may be.
Pair this with some baby wipes and your dishwashing will never be easier. Spending five bucks on this scraper will save you the cost of having to prematurely replace worn-out non-stick cookware.
- Compact size that nests into almost anything
- Durable construction
- Color-coding makes sides easily discernable
- Extends like of non-stick cookware
- Use of lanyard hole makes operation cumbersome
If you like cooking and don't like washing dishes, this is an essential tool to have as part of your camp kitchen, no matter how small or large it may be.
It is a double-sided tool, with a hard, plastic edge for more difficult scraping, and a soft, silicone edge to lightly scrape leftover liquid or softer foods.
This came included with my GSI Crossover Kitchen Kit, and is easily one of my favorite items in my kitchen. Using this scraper saves time and effort when washing dishes, and if your non-stick cookware is slick enough, it makes a tedious and lengthy chore into a short and simple one.
(Scraper is in top right corner of photograph above)
The size (3.5" x 2.25" x 0.125") is large enough to be useful in backpacking cookware, but small enough to nest into whichever cookware set you may own. The .4 oz. weight is well worth it, and far better than carrying soap, a scrubber pad, a drying cloth, and all those accessories.
The shape I wouldn't call anything less than universal (after all, the whole point of a silicone edge is to shape itself to the cookware it's cleaning) though it is uncannily well-fit to the inside curvature of GSI's pots and pans.
Here's the mess left behind from a tuna noodle casserole - the perfect meal with which to put this scraper to the test.
The picture directly above shows me methodically cleaning this pot: first using the hard plastic side to scrape the food scraps burnt to the bottom of the pan, and afterward, flipping it over to the soft silicone side to consolidate the rest the food scraps into a neat little pile, which can then either be packed out or disposed of. I was going to take an "after" photo, but I was test-pitching a tent in my backyard with the vestibules open and the lawn sprinklers went off.
The only foreseeable downside to this item's features would be the included hole to string a lanyard through. Doing so would make the silicone edge awkward to use, but if the sole use of the hole was for transport and/or storage, this would be easily solved.
I should also mention the necessary irony: you will need to clean your cleaning tool, and make sure food scraps don't stick to the scraper. This isn't a teflon-coated piece of equipment, and unless you want to start a microorganism farm, you will need to wipe this down occasionally. Do yourself a favor and don't leave too much time between your cooking and cleaning.
Pair this with some baby wipes and your dishwashing will never be easier.