I need a new rolling pin. At least I think I do. I have the Wilton long plastic one and I HATE it. I don't know if a new rolling pin would help, but I have tried everything. It still gets pieces of threads and fibers stuck to it somehow. I wipe everything down, wear white and my hair is always back and in a bandanna. Its got to be the stupid roller and its static-ey-ness (made up word). Can you guys tell me what rolling pins you have, how you like it and where you got it?
I have always wondered the same thing! My big wilton one seems static-y too. I also have a silicon pastry rolling pin, and that one seems to work pretty well. I just got it and have only tried it a couple of times, but so far so good. I have seen people on the food network using these huge stainless steel rolling pins. I don't know where they get them, but they sure look expensive!
Well and Duff's people all have wooden. So, I wondered if that would even work better.
I have a standard french (no handles) wooden pin (not tapered) that I mostly use for pastry, but sometimes fondant, and I also keep a few lengths and thicknesses of PVC pipe around--works better than any "nonstick" pin I've ever tried.
I have "BIG STAINLESS STEEL ROLLING PIN" on the very top of my christmas list this year - right next to NEW KITCHEN AID MIXER.
If I'm very very good maybe I'll get at least one of them
if you buy pvc pipe that is 1 inch and 1/4 then the wilton guides will fit it ----home depot 5$ for 5 feet cut in half is perfect
I have a few. I like the heavy marble one when I start rolling large pieces of fondant, the weight saves my arms, it's also good for pastry. I then change to an 18" piece of 1.5" wooden doweling I bought at the local hardware for a couple of dollars. With a bit of shortening on it, it works very well, no sticking at all, can't do without it. For small pieces of fondant I use the small Wilton fondant roller. I don't like my regular wooden rolling pins for fondant because I find that sometimes they drop a but of wood dust from the ends where the handles fit on. I have never tried the long Wilton roller because the doweling worked so well and was sooo cheap.