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Metal bench scraper on Quartz

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tTOT

Metal bench scraper on Quartz

The title says it all! Just moved into an apt with quartz countertops. Will a metal bench scraper scratch or damage quartz or should I just get a pastry board instead? I've been kneading high hydration sourdough on wood in the past. Thanks!

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Robertob

Hello,

 

metal might scratch quartz.  Have you tried plastic ones instead.  I use them for my stone table and they are great.  On the plus side working high hydration dough on a quartz table is soo much easier than on a wood one!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=plastic+bench+scraper&sprefix=plastic+bench+&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_14

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BreadLee

Imho I wouldn't use metal there.  Been using these plastic ones.  They work fantazmically.. nice and firm.  Easy cleaning.  

Dough & Bowl Scrapers, Set Of 4 Multipurpose Kitchen Gadgets - Curved Edge & Flat Edge Flexible Scrapers For Food Processor Bowl & Kitchen Bowl Scraping Baking, Bread Dough, Cake Fondant, Icing

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013I73CIS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_D9q6Cb0Q3XWKB

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tTOT

Thanks for the responses! I'll give my plastic scrapers a go!

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David R

Quartz is just at that inconvenient hardness where (a) metal tools will make scratches, AND (b) the quartz will harm your knife edges too. So make sure you keep a cutting board handy.

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Benito

I have a metal bench scraper and quartz countertops and I haven’t seen a single scratch of any kind on my countertops despite using my metal bench scraper loads.