What do you use?

Decorating By Smckinney07 Updated 9 Dec 2013 , 1:04pm by liz at sugar

Smckinney07 Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 7:58am
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AI'm looking for a new rolling pin. I've used the old Wilton one I've had forever or PVC (I'm 4'11" so I use a step stool as well) and I've finally decided to invest in a newer (hopefully better) one.

My mind is numb from all the reviews online so I thought I'd see what you all use. I don't get bruises or anything like that, but I have been wondering if the extra weight (ball bearings or even a marble finish) and proper handles would help with speed.

Thanks for your imput

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MBalaska Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 10:06am
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different rolling pins for different foods.  What will you be using it on?

Smckinney07 Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 11:25am
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Original message sent by MBalaska

different rolling pins for different foods.  What will you be using it on?

Fondant mainly, occasionally I make cookies.

vldutoit Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 2:34pm
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AI too am 4'11" and had a marble rolling pin. I had to stand on a stool to get enough upper body pressure to use it (if that makes sense). As I have gotten older it is just too much on my neck and shoulders. I am hoping for one with ball bearings for Christmas.

MBalaska Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 8:23pm
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I've kind of gotten away from marble, it's too heavy for me! Used to use it on all pie doughs.

don't use wood anymore, I worry about properly cleaning it, so:

the white plastic pin for fondant,

and for everything else a stainless steel rolling pin.  Didn't think it would be so nice to work with but it turned out to be very handy for me.  very light weight, easy to clean, doesn't leave any marks,  no handles on mine though.  handles might be better.

but my favorite roller now is the KA Pasta roller for small things.  I guess it's a 'baby sheeter'

JWinslow Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 9:23pm
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There was a similar thread recently - just can't find it.  It was about bruising.    A rolling pin with ball bearing is what many use.  Less stress on the wrists.    I have several different kinds but I will be looking into a GOOD ball bearing pin.

Smckinney07 Posted 8 Dec 2013 , 1:49am
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AThank you, I read that post JW. I've been leaning towards one with a ball bearing, I'm sold.

It's the coverings that Im stuck on; stainless, silicone...I read one review on the pin I loved and it mentioned leaving marks on white fondant.

MB I too worry about the cleaning when it comes to wood. I'd love to buy a sheeter, maybe next Xmas :) I have a small hand crank that I'd like to replace eventually but it's only good for smaller activities, as you know.

Thank you for your help!

Smckinney07 Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 10:28am
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AMy daughter recently introduced me to freecycle, such a cool site.

Yes, I've read that. I think I've decided on this stainless one with ball bearings or maybe the aluminum one that's similar-I'm so indecisive! Thank you for your input!

ApplegumPam Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 10:56am
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This is the type I use for fondant


NO complaints.....   like anything you need to look after it - I have a quilted bag that it lives in .... don't just chuck it in your drawers with all your other metal gadgets - you will damage the wood surface and you will get marks on your fondant.

I hate silicon rollers too - they get too much static and agree .. attract everything!

liz at sugar Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 1:04pm
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For cookies I love the one with the rings on the end that keeps the depth even across the dough - it works really well.  I'm always using the thinner settings.


I can't help you with the fondant one, sorry.



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