The best spoon (no, seriously) for getting every last something out of a jar.
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Many years ago I picked up one these silicone scraping spoons at a marketing event, and little did I know it would turn out to be one of my favorite kitchen tools ever.
The Mini Supoon from Dreamfarm ($9.50) is an 8-inch silicone spoon (also available in a longer 11-inch length!) that features a flat squeegee tip, a scooping head, and a bend in the handle that props the spoon up so the head doesn’t touch the counter.
It is the best spoon for getting every last something out of a jar.
I would have wasted cupfuls of peanut butter, jam, and mustard over the years were it not for this genius little scraper. The flat tip is key — it gets into every nook while the rest of the bendy, flexible head wipes clean the insides of any jar. Think there’s no way you have a tablespoon of mustard left for that recipe? Use this spoon and you’ll probably come up with two.
Cheers to good tools!
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Called a “Mini Supoon” by the manufacturer Dreamfarm, this nifty spoon/spatula combo is the best thing for any cook.
I purchased it on a whim and have never been more thankful. It has a flat squeegee tip and flexible scraping sides which make it awesome for scraping every last bit of BBQ sauce, jelly or whatever out of a jar or container. With a nylon handle and silicone head, its clever bent handle lets the spoon portion sit up off of the counter so there’s never a mess left behind. Genius!
It’s dishwasher safe and BPA free, so you can purchase with confidence. And it’s cheap. Another handy feature: the spoon comes in measured sizes such as 1 teaspoon and other measurements. So when you are scraping out the last bit of something for a recipe, you know exactly how much you’ve got.
Published On: 11/13/2018 Last Modified: 5/6/2021
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Mini Supoon is the super handy one teaspoon version of the Supoon, the world’s best cooking spoon by Dreamfarm. It has a flat squeegee tip and flexible scraping sides which make it awesome for scraping every last little bit out of a jar or container. When you put it down its head sits up so it’s great for serving dips and tapas too.
The mini supoon comes highly recommended by the whole team, we all have at least a couple on rotation in our kitchens.
Price is for one mini supoon only. Images with multiple items are for illustrative purposes only.
The Dreamfarm Supoon features a flat squeegee tip for scraping
The way the tip is constructed, it allows you to scrape hard causing you to be able to pick up that tough sauce that may be stuck on your pan. It won’t break either because of the specially made handle.
This spoon is truly great for home cooking and simple recipes. Many will find it to be a delight when it comes to wielding this spoon.
My Favorite Kitchen Tool: The Spoonula!
I&rsquove never been super excited about the prospect of having to scrape out the last bits of food from a jar. In fact, I used to despise it. I just didn&rsquot see the point of meticulously cleaning it out. All that work just to get a minuscule extra bit of food.
But then I married Reuben, AKA &ldquoExpert Jar Scraper.&rdquo At first I laughed at him for (what I thought of as) obsessively getting the last drop. But gradually it rubbed off on me, and now I take a sort of pride in cleaning out a container well.
Honestly, I still don&rsquot like how tedious the task is. But thankfully I&rsquove discovered a super handy kitchen tool to make the job easier: a spoonula!
What exactly is a spoonula, you ask? It&rsquos a spatula that&rsquos curved kind of like a spoon. Spoon + spatula = spoonula! Something about that shape makes scraping out food a dream.
Let&rsquos see how many times I can say &ldquoscrape&rdquo in some form in this post&hellip
Okay, let me show you a spoonula in action!
Exhibit A: a nearly-empty peanut butter jar, one of the more difficult things to scrape out.
The shape of the spoonula allows you to get up under the rim or the jar, which can be difficult for a knife to completely clean.
The flat end of the spoonula is also great for scraping across the bottom of the jar.
Look at that! It&rsquos not completely spotless, but it&rsquos pretty good in my book!
Let&rsquos move on to yogurt. We go through a lot of yogurt in our house, so we&rsquore scraping out tubs often. But a spoonula isn&rsquot just good for scraping out the tub&mdashit&rsquos also great for scooping out portions of yogurt into bowls. I love a double-purpose tool!
See? Even the larger spoonula made short work of this yogurt container.
Something else that can be quite annoying to scrape up is grease. I like to use the side or end of a spoonula to scooch it all over to one end of the pan&hellip
&hellipand then into a jar (or my throw-away grease can if it isn&rsquot savable).
Now, I don&rsquot think a spoonula is the only spatula that you should own. Different tasks require different spatula shapes (at least, that&rsquos how I justify my large spatula collection). But the spoonula is my personal favorite for jar-scraping.
How about you? Do you like to get everything out of a container? What&rsquos your favorite tool for the job?
Supoon Silicone Spoon - Red, Mini
Mini Supoon is the super handy one teaspoon version of our Supoon, the world&rsquos best cooking spoon. It has a flat squeegee tip and flexible scraping sides which make it awesome for scraping every last little bit out of a jar or container. When you put it down its head sits up so it&rsquos great for serving dips and tapas too.
- Dimensions: L 20.5cm / 8.1-in x W 2.5cm / 1-in
- Materials: Nylon handle and core with LFGB grade silicone head.
- Premium-grade silicone is heat resistant to 260°C / 500°F
- Dishwasher safe.
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Dreamfarm Mini Supoon Sit Up Scraping Spoon Assorted Colours
A boon for busy cooks and hungry teens, the Mini Supoon is a sit-up scraping and cooking spoon that doubles as an accurate 5ml measuring spoon. Invented in Australia by the Dreamfarm, it’s a truly multi-talented piece of kitchen kit – so much more than ‘just’ a teaspoon. With eight colours to choose from.
Built-in Spoon Rest – The bend in the handle lifts the bowl of the spoon off your worktop to keep surfaces hygienically clean, or it can be hooked over the rim of a jar or bowl and it won’t slide away.
Flexible Edges – Strongly made, the silicone bowl of the spoon has flexible edges and a flat tip, specially designed for cleaning out jars and mixing bowls. Originating down under, it’s been tested on Vegemite jars, so you can rest assured that not a scrap of your favourite breakfast spread will be left behind.
Long and Narrow – The narrow profile of the spoon fits into spice jars and, as it’s long-handled, it can get right to the bottom of big jars so the last bits won’t be wasted – you’ll never be beaten by a sticky mayonnaise jar again.
Accurate Measure – Ideal for cooking and baking when you’re following a recipe, or for portion control of condiments, the Mini Supoon is a standard 5ml teaspoon measure.
Non-Stick Friendly – Because it’s made from silicone, it’s heat-resistant up to 260°C and won’t scratch your non-stick pans if you’re stirring an ingredient into a sauce.
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Dreamfarm is a place where ideas grow, and every millimetre of everything they design exists for a reason – their aim is to make the world’s best kitchen tools and gadgets, and from what we’ve seen, they’re doing a pretty good job so far.
Morning Chaos With Kids
My daughter has morning marching band practice. We leave here by 6:30 am. Today, I woke up at 6:15 am, got my keto Starbucks coffee and whipped up this recipe (and took photos!)
We left here at 6:32 am and if the dog had gotten her butt in the car, rather than running around chasing animals &ndash it would have been 6:30 am.
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She was one of my dad’s three sisters. Their uncles, my great uncles, owned taverns in the Chicago suburbs, and served cups of this chili gratis to their patrons.
I don’t know the dates of operation for those establishments. The family was sort of vague about that.
Decades ago, Aunty Peggy’s tavern chili won a recipe contest conducted by the Chicago Tribune. I don’t know which was the greater thrill for her, the win itself or seeing her picture in this prestigious paper.
Much as I love this stuff, a friend in Chicago probably makes it even more than I do. She likes it in its pure form but recently discovered it’s even better with smoked ham.
I use that too now. I also like a bit more chili powder and a couple of tablespoons of cumin. Depending on the heat level in the chili beans, I may add some hot sauce.
It’s tasty and satisfying just as is, but toppings are good too. Here I used cheddar, sour cream and a bit of green onion.
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