The standard length for a French rolling pin is 20″, while 12″ (30cm) is the standard for wooden, metallic rolling pins. Marble rolling pins tend to be 10″(25cm) in length. Rolling pins longer than 32″ can cause bowing.
Keeping this in view, are marble rolling pins worth it?
Marble rolling pins are for the aesthetically aware and the laminated dough enthusiasts. These rolling pins are rather heavy in weight but it can be chilled before rolling, making it a great tool for cool-sensitive doughs like puff pastry.
One may also ask, how do you flatten dough without a rolling pin?
How thick are rolling pins?
Premium Rolling Pins 1/4 inch Thickness.
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.
As Epicurious says, “Marble, silicone, metal, and nylon may have certain strengths, but when it comes to versatility, durability, and long-term performance, wood rolling pins remain the gold standard for a reason.” Keep in mind that metal, if not chilled or if used for extended periods, can conduct heat.
There are three main types of rolling pins: tapered rolling pins, straight (cylindrical) rolling pins and rolling pins with handles.
A mini rolling pin, sometimes called a dumpling pin or dumpling dowel, is mostly used for—you guessed it—dumplings. Dumpling dowels are much shorter and slimmer than your typical rolling pin.
The best French rolling pins are at least 15 inches long, have tapered edges, and are made from unfinished hardwoods. Because French rolling pins have tapered edges instead of handles, you’ll have more control over the amount of pressure applied to whatever you’re rolling out.
Wooden: Most wooden rolling pins are made from hardwoods like maple, cherry, or walnut. (Our top picks for performance and value were all maple—which tends to be the least expensive of the bunch.)
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. It also just feels comfortable resting under your hands.