Cooking Tips

The One Tip That Saved My Spatula

Tired of nicking your spatula on your food processor blade? This trick can help.
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Published Oct. 7, 2021.

When using a food processor to make cake batters, mayonnaise, nut butters, or even pate a choux, it’s important during mixing to scrape the bottom of the bowl, not just the sides, to make sure that the mixture is well combined. But if you’re like us, you’ve nicked countless rubber spatulas by trying to jam the tool under the blade to swipe up any trapped ingredients. Luckily, there's an incredibly simple way to avoid this.

THE NICK-FREE WAY TO SCRAPE DOWN YOUR FOOD PROCESSOR BOWL

 

1. Press the top edge of the spatula head firmly against the bottom of the processor bowl.

 

2. Push it against the (blunt) concave side of the blade until any trapped matter is loosened and can be swept up by the spinning blades.

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