How do you date a rolling pin?
Wooden pins can be dated by checking the connection of the rod and pin; plastic bushings are characteristic of modern pins. Wooden rods through the handles and pins, metal bushings, or no bushings at all are indicators of collectible rolling pins.
Are rolling pins with handles better?
Handled pins tend to offer a bit more heft and leverage, which is good for taking on a sturdy dough, but tapered French-style or cylindrical dowels provide precision rolling on even the most delicate of pastries. They’re also generally lighter and easier to manipulate.
What wood is safe for rolling pins?
Maple and beech, the most common hardwoods used for rolling pins, provide good value, durability, and a pleasing weight. Some high-end rolling pins are made from other hardwoods, like walnut or cherry, while the cheapest pins use beechwood.
Is wood or metal better for rolling pin?
They all provide different benefits, so it’s often a matter of personal preference. Wood pins are durable and typically moisture-resistant, but you should add a coat of neutral oil after each use to prevent cracking. Stainless steel pins are well-balanced, easy to clean, and great at retaining cold.
Is a marble rolling pin better than wood?
First, unlike wood, a marble pin can be chilled in the fridge or freezer, which is ideal for working with temperature sensitive doughs like puff pastry or pie crust. Second, marble pins are generally heavier than their wooden counterparts, so they can help flatten a stiff dough with ease.
What makes a rolling pin vintage?
The collectable type of rolling pins were made in brightly coloured glass by Nailsea and other manufacturers, especially in opaque white, purple and blue. They were sold at markets and fairs, often painted with amorous pledges or as holiday souvenirs, and were probably never used for rolling dough.
Do wood rolling pins need to be oiled?
Generally, it is not necessary to condition wooden rolling pins. To salvage your rolling pin, try using some olive oil that you would use in a salad, or food-grade mineral oil, to rub it with. This type of conditioning treatment is safe for wooden food bowls and breadboards, too.
What can you do with old rolling pins?
You can turn your kitchen into a rustic dream come true!
- Rustic Rolling Pin Display.
- Repurposed Rolling Pin Dish Cloth Holder.
- Rolling Pin Apron Holder.
- Hanging Rolling Pin Wall Art.
- Repurposed Rolling Pin Jewelry Holder.
- Rolling Pin Basket Display.
- Rolling Pin Turned Flower Basket Hanger.
- Repurposed Rolling Pin Curtain Rods.
How do you clean an old wooden rolling pin?
All the rolling pin needs is to be wiped with a damp cloth and then dried with a clean towel. You can wash it with a little warm soapy water if you like, but make sure to immediately and thoroughly dry it. If your rolling pin has bits of dough stuck to it, use a bench scraper to remove them.
Why are French rolling pins tapered?
JK Adams French Tapered Rolling Pin The pin’s gently tapered ends make it easy to maneuver and pivot gracefully when rolling dough into rounds, producing stick-free results that are of a reliably even thickness.
Is Poplar good for rolling pins?
Any fine grained hardwood will do and if it is a solid block that is better than glued up but many are glue ups as well. I would not use walnut personally but maple and white oak–not red– or ash or hickory are good choices. Poplar if you want to have a slightly less hard wood to turn would work as well.
Does walnut make a good rolling pin?
Woods like maple, sapele, and rubberwood are simple and durable, while darker woods like black walnut offer both durability a beautiful finish that will make you want to put your pin on display.