Sifter Cleaning?!?!

Decorating By FlyGirl08 Updated 3 Sep 2008 , 1:23am by cylstrial

FlyGirl08 Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 4:55pm
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How do you clean a sifter? 'Suddenly' my sifter has flour caked between the screens. icon_redface.gif What can I do? Should I just toss it and buy a new one? icon_sad.gif Thanks for all you suggestions!

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flamingobaker Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 6:12pm
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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. icon_smile.gif

Hope that helps

indydebi Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 6:23pm
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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.

cylstrial Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 6:27pm
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I just put mine in the dishwasher after each use. =o)

lorrieg Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 10:25pm
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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!

Bijoudelanuit Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 10:36pm
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I put mine through the dishwasher and then dry it in a warm oven icon_smile.gif

FlyGirl08 Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:22am
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Thanks for your help! icon_smile.gif

cylstrial Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 1:23am
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I've never heard of putting it in the warm oven! That's a great tip!! Thanks!

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