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Top 10 Best Japanese Kitchen Scrapers to Buy Online 2021 - Tried and True!

Professional chefs have been using various scrapers in the kitchen for years, and now home cooks are finding out how useful they are. Today we're presenting you the short, handle-less, soft plastic kind. They're useful for scraping every last bit of food from a bowl or pot. They also save time and resources if used for removing food waste before washing dishes. You'll need less water and won't have to replace sponges as often. Some of the products we reviewed also double as pastry scrapers or dough cutters.


Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping for the best kitchen scrapers available online. We then picked out the most popular products and tested them.


We had only one test this time:

  1. How well does it scrape food away?

But we also considered size, shape and material. We then ranked the products and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese kitchen scrapers available online.



  • Last updated: 06-17-2021
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Top 10 Japanese Kitchen Scrapers to Buy Online

We picked out some of the most popular products and evaluated them. Then we ranked the top 10 Japanese kitchen scrapers available online.

Japanese prices for some of the products are given, but they've been converted into US dollars to make it easy for you.

1

MarnaFioria Penguin Scraper

$4.03

Japaneseマーナfioria ぺんぎんスクレーパー
MaterialsStyrene-based elastomer
Size4.5 x 3 x 3/16 inches
Weight1 oz.
Dishwasher safe?No
Heat resistance212℉
ColorsPink, blue, white, yellow
Overall score4.8
2

KaijirushiKai House Select Non-Stick Embossed Scraper

$10.99

Japanese貝印Kai House SELECT 生地がくっつきにくい表面エンボス加工のスクレッパー
MaterialsPolyethylene
Size3.8 x 4.8 x 3/32 inches
Weight1 oz.
Dishwasher safe?No
Heat resistance175℉
ColorsClear
Overall score4.5
3

FujisakiAll-Purpose Scraper

$1.00

Japaneseフジサキ万能タイプのスクレイパー
MaterialsPolybutadiene (general purpose synthetic rubber)
Size5 x 6 inches
Weight2.75 oz.
Dishwasher safe?No
Heat resistance160℉
ColorsWhite
Overall score4.5
4

NitoriSilicone Scraper

$1.90

Japaneseニトリシリコーンスクレーパー
MaterialsSilicone, Stainless steel
Size4.8 x 3 x 3/16 inches
Weight1.4 oz.
Dishwasher safe?Yes
Heat resistance425℉
ColorsBlack
Overall score4.4
5

MujiSilicone Scraper

$10.92

Japanese無印良品シリコーンスクレーパー
MaterialsSilicone
Size4.3 inches
Weight1 oz.
Dishwasher safe?Yes
Heat resistance390℉
ColorsBlack
Overall score4.2
6

LecKitchen Scraper

$2.47

Japaneseレックキッチン スクレーパー
MaterialsSaturated polyester resin
Size4 x 3 x 1/4 inches
Weight0.9 oz.
Dishwasher safe?Not listed
Heat resistance250℉
ColorsWhite
Overall score4.0

Compare the Best Japanese Kitchen Scrapers

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Marna Fioria Penguin Scraper 1

Marna

2
Kaijirushi Kai House Select Non-Stick Embossed Scraper 1

Kaijirushi

3
Fujisaki All-Purpose Scraper 1

Fujisaki

4
Nitori Silicone Scraper 1

Nitori

5
Muji Silicone Scraper 1

Muji

6
Lec Kitchen Scraper 1

Lec

Name

Fioria Penguin Scraper

Kai House Select Non-Stick Embossed Scraper

All-Purpose Scraper

Silicone Scraper

Silicone Scraper

Kitchen Scraper

Features

mybest's Top Choice! Easy to Hold, Versatile, and Cute!

Recommended for Both Cleaning and Culinary Uses

Recommended For Those Who Value Function and Price

The Best Dishwasher-safe Scraper

The Most Flexible Kitchen Scraper

The Most Compact Kitchen Scraper

Price$4.03$10.99$1.00$1.90$10.92$2.47
Japaneseマーナfioria ぺんぎんスクレーパー貝印Kai House SELECT 生地がくっつきにくい表面エンボス加工のスクレッパーフジサキ万能タイプのスクレイパーニトリシリコーンスクレーパー無印良品シリコーンスクレーパーレックキッチン スクレーパー
MaterialsStyrene-based elastomerPolyethylenePolybutadiene (general purpose synthetic rubber)Silicone, Stainless steelSiliconeSaturated polyester resin
Size4.5 x 3 x 3/16 inches3.8 x 4.8 x 3/32 inches5 x 6 inches4.8 x 3 x 3/16 inches4.3 inches4 x 3 x 1/4 inches
Weight1 oz.1 oz.2.75 oz.1.4 oz.1 oz.0.9 oz.
Dishwasher safe?NoNoNoYesYesNot listed
Heat resistance212℉175℉160℉425℉390℉250℉
ColorsPink, blue, white, yellowClearWhiteBlackBlackWhite
Overall score4.84.54.54.44.24.0
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Products That Didn't Make the Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Products That Didn't Make the Cut

This scraper from Lec is designed for use with frying pans, but it can be used on anything. In fact, we liked how it could scrape a deep pot without getting our hands dirty. The handle shape also is comfortable to hold. However, it's not possible to scrape a large area at once because contact with the pot surface is only over a small area.

Products That Didn't Make the Cut

Eco Metals kitchen scraper is available at 100-yen shops. It's stylish, and the shape fits curves perfectly, but it's too flexible and soft. The scraping power is uneven. It can work for plates, but is hard to use with a large pot or pan.

Products That Didn't Make the Cut

Marna's CurveFit Scraper is silicone, but too stiff, and left food stuck on the pot edges. The pointy end can get into tight corners, and the flat part can cover a large area. If you want a stiff tool for something, it could work, but not as a food scraper.

Products That Didn't Make the Cut

Tiger Crown's P. Dredge Scraper is a multi-purpose type for cleaning or cooking. Because the curve doesn't fit a pot correctly and it doesn't transmit power well, we don't think it's good as a pot scraper. The long, flat edge could be used as a squeegee, and it could be useful in making desserts, though.

How We Tested the Kitchen Scrapers

How We Tested the Kitchen Scrapers

We used instant Japanese curry, which is notoriously difficult to wash away, as our test food.

In our first attempt, we tried to scrape food from plates, and we found all of the products worked well. So we made it a little more challenging and used a pot. 


We warmed the curry in the pot and left it for 10 minutes. Then we used only three passes: one stroke down the middle, and one on each side, and measured how much food was removed.

Size is the Most Important Factor in Determining Ease of Use

Size is the Most Important Factor in Determining Ease of Use

We found that products which have a stiff handle one-third of the length transmitted power efficiently. Scrapers which were too soft and flexible left food behind.

How to Choose a Kitchen Scraper - Buying Guide

We recommend considering the following when choosing your new kitchen gadget.

① Choose the Right Material For Your Purpose

There are two main choices for this type of scraper. Depending on your needs, one may be better than the other.

Silicone or Rubber Works Well for Curves

Silicone or Rubber Works Well for Curves

These are soft and bend to fit into curves easily. If your main purpose is as a food scraper, this is the best kind. They won't damage delicate surfaces on pots and dishes. Small products with pointy parts can get into any tiny spot.


One drawback, however, is that they attract dust. If this is a concern, store them in a dust-free area and simply rinse them before using.

Plastic is Versatile and Easy to Clean

Plastic is Versatile and Easy to Clean

These don't mold themselves as easily into any spot as the silicone or rubber ones, but they have sharper edges which remove tough dirt well. They also tend to be larger and can clean a wide, flat area in one go. 


If you want a multitasker that can be used for cleaning as well as cutting dough, mixing, folding batter or blending, these are a better choice.

② Check the Care and Cleaning Requirements

Your scraper should be easy to take care of as well as easy to use.

White is the Standard Color, but Darker or Brighter Colors Won't Show Stains as Much

White is the Standard Color, but Darker or Brighter Colors Won't Show Stains as Much

Most of these are white or light colors, which show residue easily so you can make sure you haven't left any food particles on them. However, silicone in particular tends to leach colors from foods such as curry with turmeric and tomato sauce, leaving them permanently discolored. You can try to clean them with bleach, but this often doesn't work, and some people would prefer not to use it anyway. In that case, we recommend black or a darker color.

If You Have a Dishwasher, Make Sure it's Dishwasher-safe

If You Have a Dishwasher, Make Sure it's Dishwasher-safe

Scrapers help save time when cleaning up after dinner, but if they require a lot of washing themselves, what's the point? It's best to wash these immediately after using to avoid having to try and scrub them. Dishwasher-safe ones make your job even easier, and the high-temperature water helps kill bacteria. Check the packaging, or refer to our notes in the product reviews.

Some Precautions for Using Kitchen Scrapers

Some Precautions for Using Kitchen Scrapers

It's easier to remove burnt or caked-on food while the pot or pan is still hot from cooking. Be very careful if you try this, though! Not only can you burn your hand (duh) but some of these scrapers are not able to handle such temperatures. Products safe up to 400℉ are generally okay. Even so, be sure to read the manufacturer's guidelines first.

Looking for More Cooking and Cleaning Items? Check Out These Related Links!

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Make everything in your kitchen the best it can possibly be.

Summary

There's a reason this little tool is gaining popularity with home cooks. There still aren't too many of this type of product on the market, and a lot of them look the same, so you may think they're all alike. But we found a big difference in how they performed and what they could be used for. If you weren't convinced that you needed one before reading this, we think you will be now!


Author: Rio Sasaki/Translation: Susan Lucier-Ogawa/Photos: Yasuhiro Shimoya

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