How do you clean a sifter? 'Suddenly' my sifter has flour caked between the screens. What can I do? Should I just toss it and buy a new one? Thanks for all you suggestions!
If the sifter gets any moisture in it while there is flour/flour dust, it will gum up. Be sure you shake all the flour out after each sift. Clean completely when you're done.
As for the clogging, let it soak in warm water a bit then use a sprayer if you've got one.
Hope that helps
I bang the sifter out after each use and once a week, run it thru my dishwasher. The only exception is if I'm sifting a red velvet cake mix .... I wash it out after that because no matter how hard I bang it, the next white cake will have remnants of pink in the batter.
I just put mine in the dishwasher after each use. =o)
If rinsing it works for you then just pop it into your oven after your cake bakes for 10 min or so (heat is now off) and you will get a dry sifter. I do this with my washed cake pans. Works like a charm!
I put mine through the dishwasher and then dry it in a warm oven
Thanks for your help!
I've never heard of putting it in the warm oven! That's a great tip!! Thanks!