I read somewhere, either in a book or on a blog, that this person always uses a rubber spatula to finish getting the rest of their ingredients out of a bowl so that none are left behind. This is not something I normally had done. After reading this, I thought about it; Is it really worth the extra time and effort it takes to get those last few measly morsels out of the bottom and off the sides of the bowl? I am, after all, a busy person! I don’t have time to waste!
Well, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I just HAD to prove to myself that it was ok to leave those last few bits in the bowl because I definitely would not get enough out to be worth the time and trouble let alone dirtying another utensil!
I tried it when I made guacamole yesterday. I decided to put the avocados into the food processor rather than using a potato masher like I normally do. So after scooping out all the pureed avocado that I could with a spoon, I whipped out the rubber spatula and started scraping out that food processor bowl.
Low and behold, to my amazement, I ended up getting quite a bit more avocado out of the food processor! I couldn’t believe it! All those years of leaving all those precious ingredients behind because I just didn’t think it looked like it was worth the time or effort to scrape a bowl!
Never again will I leave my hard work behind in a bowl and neither should you! Give it a try!
Go ahead, grab your rubber spatula and be a scraper!