Look what I found!
Although I have been dabbling in bread for a little while, I still consider myself to be a newbie. The concept of a dough scraper is fairly new to me. I thought this would be a great tool to have, but I have laminate countertops. A metal scraper would be death for them. I have been using the biggest rubber spatula I have instead.
After searching in several stores, including specialty cooking stores I had no luck in finding a rubber/palstic version of a scraper. A search of the internet turned up one or two, but by the time you add shipping, it became less appealing. I resigned myself to using the spatula. Since I don't bake that much bread, it did not seem to be a very big deal.
On a trip to Wal-Mart of all places, I noticed a new Wilton section in the utensil area. A cake lifter caught my eye. Then I found a metal dough scraper. Shortly after, there it was... a plastic one. Somehow it fell into my cart. At $6, I thought I could justify the price.
My new toy made it home and I got a chance to use it making gooey cinnamon rolls. It was well worth the price. For those of you who are concerned about the surface of your countertops, this is a must have item. I am glad I found it. Maybe you need one too.