A good rolling pin is one of the most valuable tools in your kitchen
Choose from stainless, marble, and nonstick rolling pins plus pastry mats
- A good rolling pin is easy to use. A rolling pin should be balanced, heavy, and built with bearings for easy rolling.
- A good rolling pin helps keep the dough cold. The secret to great pastries and pie crusts is to keep the butter chunks solid, not let them melt. A cold rolling pin helps.
- A good rolling pin won't stick to the dough. You need a slick, smooth, nonstick surface that the dough won't stick to.
- A good rolling pin is easy to clean. Your rolling pin should clean up with a damp cloth and water.
Wooden rolling pins are lightweight, often built without bearings. They don't chill so they don't keep the dough cold. Dough tends to stick to wooden surfaces and wooden surfaces absorb moisture and flavors.
Our nonstick rolling pin has a smooth, hard, nonstick surface. It can be chilled. The axel bears on a nylon surface to turn easily. It wipes clean easily but should not be immersed or washed in the dishwasher. It is a very nice rolling pin.
Our marble rolling pin also has a smooth, hard, marble surface. It is made from a block of solid marble. It can be chilled and holds its chill very well. The axel turns on nylon bearings. It wipes clean easily but should not be immersed or washed in the dishwasher. In our opinion, this is an even nicer rolling pin.
Our stainless steel rolling pin has a polished stainless steel surface. It is made from a block of stainless steel. It can be chilled and holds its chill very well. It is very heavy and well balanced to roll dough with little effort. The axel turns on nylon bearings. It wipes clean easily and with no wooden parts, can be washed in water. In our opinion, this is the nicest rolling pin.
We recommend rolling dough on a silicone pastry mat. The dough doesn't stick and since you don't have to sprinkle your countertop with extra flour, you don't change the flour balance in your dough. You make better, more tender cookies and pies.