The Museum Collections.

Domestic units: Kitchen.

The scraper or grater is a domestic utensil, always present in kitchens and widely used for food preparation, whose shape has changed over time. Its function, as its name indicates, was to "scrape" certain foods, which were used in small pieces or particles, namely the citrus peel, such as lemon or orange, widely used to flavor the sweets.

This old scraper, which is part of the museum's collection of household utensils, is a semi-cylindrical piece, with a wire frame, in the shape of a handle, to which is attached an iron plate, with small holes, which leave a cutting edge in the surface.

Credits: Museu Etnográfico da Madeira