Electric Powdered Sugar?!?!?!

Baking By RkRamirez Updated 22 Apr 2011 , 9:27pm by chemist_baker

RkRamirez Posted 8 Jun 2007 , 6:25pm
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Is it just me or does powdered sugar seem to be electric? I was make MMF and when I was sifting my powdered sugar, I kept getting like little shocks ( you know like static elctricity). I am wondering if I am the only one who has this happen.

Rosie

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indigojods Posted 8 Jun 2007 , 7:22pm
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Yep, that happens to me when I am sifting powdered sugar with my mesh strainer! I found it odd too...

Renaejrk Posted 9 Jun 2007 , 2:38am
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It's not the sugar, it's the strainer/sifter probably. Static electricity can happen when certain surfaces rub together and then the charge is released, giving you a shock! I'm no science expert - I just remember a little from helping my oldest with school work! LOL

chemist_baker Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 9:27pm
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icon_surprised.gif oh my gosh!
i thought i was the only one that ever experienced this! icon_eek.gif

yes, i believe it has something to do with the swift motion of sifting back and forth generating some sort of static electricity which is conducted by the metal sifter frame!

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