Best Adjustable: Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin
There’s a reason that over 6,000 people have given this rolling pin an average of 4.7 stars on Amazon—it’s one of the very best. Designed by the popular houseware brand Joseph Joseph, this rolling pin includes removable discs that ensure your dough is rolled evenly.
Likewise, how do I choose a rolling pin?
Pick a rolling pin that is solid, but not extremely heavy. Pick a rolling pin that is reasonably long, but not so long that you have difficulty maneuvering it on the counter (I had an 18-inch rolling pin that was just too unweildy for me).
Similarly, is a marble or stainless steel rolling pin better?
As much as we love wood and marble rolling pins, the materials are porous. If you’re looking for a rolling pin that’s easy to clean and won’t stain, opt for a stainless steel version ($19).
Is a marble or wooden rolling pin better?
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.
When shopping for a French rolling pin, it’s important to consider the dimensions, weight, and wood type. 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.
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.
Oil the rolling pin: Regularly oiling your rolling pin will increase its longevity considerably, keeping the wood conditioned and preventing cracks from forming. Dab a few drops of mineral oil or butcher block oil onto the lint-free cleaning cloth, then rub it into the entire surface of the pin.
Straight French pins are commonly used for rolling larger amounts of bread or pastry dough. This pin has two blunt ends that may at times be used to crush or compress ingredients being mixed into the dough or when the dough is cold and less workable.
The ideal length of a handleless pin is 18-22 inches. If it’s tapered, look for a straight section in the middle of seven inches or more, or look for a very gradual arc across the whole pin. The surface should feel very smooth, but not so slick that flour won’t adhere.
4 Best Rolling Pins, Tested by Food Network Kitchen
- Best Overall: Whetstone Woodenware 19-Inch French Rolling Pin.
- Best Classic with Handles: Farberware Classic Wood Rolling Pin.
- Best for Keeping Dough Cold: HelferX Professional Stainless Steel Rolling Pin.
- Best for Tough Jobs: OXO Non Stick Rolling Pin.
While some home bakers and pastry chefs prefer using straight rolling pins because of the ease with which they roll out dough to even thickness, others prefer using tapered rolling pins because they’re easy to hold and maneuver, allowing you to pivot directions (and eliminating the need to lift your dough off the …