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Gadget Gidgette Premier Post - The Scrap Trap 
 
Jul. 6, 2011 10:25 am 
Updated: Jul. 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Sitting here in the waiting room at the dentist office writing my first blog post.  Hmmm....what should I call my blog?  What should it be about?  Well, I know you all have been there and done that, so onward.

What does a new useful kitchen gadget and a new unique piece of jewelry have in common?  Both get my adrenaline pumping like a kid in a toy store!!

So where do I begin?  Should I start with the Magnetic Measuring Spoons, the Pigtail Food Flipper, or the cupboard door scrap trap?  and the winner is......"the cupboard door scrap trap!!  We've all seen Rachel Ray's garbage bowl and asked ourselves "who would buy that, it's just a bowl?  (I almost bought one.)  The practice however, of a garbage bowl is very efficient and practical when working in the kitchen, so I can see how it caught on.

My workspace is somewhat limited and the addition of another bowl for trash to my counter wasn't ideal.  So straight from the internet and into my kitchen arrived the Kitchen Art Scrap Trap Bin and Scraper.

This plastic bin hangs on the top of your cupboard door or drawer.  I use it sometimes right below my cutting board and just scrape everything right into it off my board.  But it lives most of the time on my corner turntable cupboard door.  It has come in quite handy.  The bin collects scraps when prepping meals or paper & plastic trash.  The key is to place the bin within arm's lengths to where you work in your kitchen so it's always there for you.  (just like chocolate)

When it's full you dump it, rinse it, and hang it back on.  No more walking to the trash can or having to open a door to get to the trash can or taking up precious counter space with a garbage bowl.  (sorry Rachel)

What's up next?  Magnetic measuring spoons or the pigtail food flipper?  Does anyone really care?
Kitchen Art Scrap Trap Scraper & Bin
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Jul. 6, 2011 11:41 am
"Magnetic measuring spoons" has piqued my interest... this I have to see!!
 
Keri 
Jul. 6, 2011 12:12 pm
I'm dying to find out what a "pigtail food flipper" is!
 
Jul. 6, 2011 1:20 pm
Think I can find this at Bed Bath and Beyond?
 
Jul. 6, 2011 3:15 pm
Wonderful 1st blog Carol. Funny and oh so helpful. I like the idea of a small bowl and if it doesn't take up counter space would bonus points. Especially if you have a big kitchen. Thanks for your ideas I recently found little bitty scrapers, when was the last time you could get all the tarter sauce or horseradish out of the jar? Well I don't have a problem any more! Nice chatting with you. Take care
 
Jul. 6, 2011 8:11 pm
Good blog! Can you tell us where you got your Kitchen Art Scrap Trap Bin and Scraper?? It looks like a wonderful idea. I have always thought the garbage bowl takes up valuable space, also, but the idea is good.
 
Gitano 
Jul. 7, 2011 8:03 am
what a cool gadget... I am going to have to look for it here in Canada... great first blog too! :)
 
Jul. 7, 2011 8:31 am
Great Blog...gone to look for a scrap trap!
 
Jul. 7, 2011 9:03 am
I have dark cherry cabinets. Does it look like it might scratch the finish????
 
Jul. 8, 2011 6:08 pm
I like the idea also! I wonder if I can find one that could attach to a drawer without it hitting the handle? That would be the spot where I would best need to attach it --- on my kitchen island. In the pic it almost looks like it has a notch that would fit over a drawer pull??? True???
 
Jul. 14, 2011 12:36 pm
OK, did I mention it was my first blog post? Well yeah, I thought I would be notified if someone posted a comment on it, so I didn't know that anyone read it, let alone had questions. Sorry! O. K. I don't know if Bed, Bath & Beyond carries this item. I love my little spatulas too!! If you are interested in buying one you can click on the item title in my blog (it's in blue) and that will take you to a link on Amazon to purchase one. It does not scratch my cabinets. Yes, it is notched out to accommodate a drawer handle. Thanks for reading!
 
 
 
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I am ex-career woman turned professional household administrator. I enjoy learning new cooking techniques and preparing recipes that my family enjoys as much as restaurant food.
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I enjoy baking sweet treats, especially most things chocolate. I am working on expanding my horizons on Chinese and Mexican cuisine. I love to grill outdoors, especially a good steak.
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I am full-blooded Italian and I enjoy making homemade pasta noodles with my mother. She is so fast and has just the right touch with the dough. I enjoy trying to master her techniques.
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I love to learn. My husband has given me culinary classes and books as gifts. One of my favorites was the science behind baking. Where I was able to experiment with the ingredients to customize a chocolate chip cookie exactly to my liking.
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When I was younger every meal I prepared was an adventure. I remember the pan of brownies where the entire pan came out as one piece and wouldn't break even when we threw it up against a brick wall. Then there was the gravy that exploded in the blender all over the kitchen. Yikes!
 
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