About

2 packs of set of 2 ultimate surface scrapers (2 large and 2 small), designed for smooth surfaces

Made from a patented resin (45 percent glass and 55 percent plastic); dishwasher friendly

Perfect to be used on pots, pans, ceramic surface, kitchen counter tops and glass top stoves

Ideal to be used on hardwood flooring, windshields, indoor grills and much more

Dimensions: 2 x 8" (large) and 1 x 4" (small)

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Made In: U.S.
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Dimensions: 8″ x 1-3/4″ x 1″
  • Composition: Resin
  • Manufacturer: Handy Home Products

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child’s play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: The Skrapr is billed as “the ultimate utility tool,” which works on all smooth surfaces such as glass, ceramics, aluminum, stainless steel and marble. In the kitchen, it is touted as the perfect tool for cleaning a glass top stove, as well as for removing spills and baked-on residue from grills, griddles, countertops, and crusty pans.

The manufacturer says it won’t scratch any surface, but that’s because of the flat blade. In our experience, baked-on food is hardest to get at in the corners and crevices of pots and pans, and here, the Skrapr, with relatively sharp edges at either end of the blade is as limited as any other sharp object you might use. It is meant to work on flat surfaces. Made of composite resins, it is impervious to mildew and bacteria.

The instructions and a small round bit of sandpaper are hidden in a cavity in the cap of the packaging, and we are pretty sure more than 47% of customers will never find them. Fortunately the instructions are unnecessary. The sandpaper is for restoring the Skrapr’s edge if it ever becomes damaged or dull.

Beyond the kitchen, the Skrapr will remove paint from hardwood floors, scrape ice from a car windshield, and, in its promotional video, is shown removing dirt from the treads of an earthmover. We would be a little hard-put to use it in the kitchen after working on an earthmover, even after a few runs through the dishwasher, but that’s just us.

The package we got included a baby Skrapr on a key chain (4 inches long, with a 7/8-inch blade). Perhaps you could use that on your earthmover and keep the larger one pristine for use in the kitchen. Or vice versa – we find the key ring handy for hanging it from a hook.