Every sifter that I buy ends up rusting in no time. Can anyone tell me where to get a good sifter? Is there one brand that is better than the other? Is there one material that is better than another? I would appreciate any input!
I used my sifter for about a month and threw it out. I use a strainer, the kind with metal mesh and a handle. I put a my flour or sugar in it over a huge bowl and just kind of hit it against my hand, like a tambourine, but gently. I hope that makes since, it's kind of hard to explain. It sifts quickly, much better than a sifter. Just make sure to use a really large bowl or over a large piece of wax or parchment paper.
My husband bought my sifter from Linens and things. It has two strainer that the stff has tho go through. It works great and I haven't had any problems yet.
I know what you mean about sifters....they really do rust in no time, no matter how clean/dry I kept it! I ordered this one from http://www.pastrychef.com/SIFTERS_p_39-909.html and have had it several months.....NO sign of rust! I paid over $45 for it (the large one), but it's been worth every penny! A friend has one and recommended the website and she's had hers for 3 years with no rust!
I found a sifter at a store that only sells items for cooking and/or baking. Its a crank style and I love it. I've had it for about a year. No rust and in great condition.
Thank you all for your replies! I've never used one without a crank. I'm rather partial to it, but I may need to step outside my box to get a good one!
You're welcome! I used to have a crank one several years ago, but once I used a commercial sifter I've never looked back! SO much faster and not messy at all!