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What are your cookie cutters made of?

post #1 of 21
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Just curious as to what type of cookie cutters I should be buying. I've heard plastic, because they won't rust or bend out of shape. But I like the metal ones because they come in all different shapes. I stick mine in the oven for a few minutes on a low temp to help dry them after washing, so I have no issues with rusting. What do you use and why?
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post #2 of 21
I have some of both....but mainly plastic.....because I stocked up on them at the Hobby Lobby 50% off sale!!!!!!! icon_lol.gif
post #3 of 21
i buy metal ones only because i like the way they look. i dry mine with a towel after washing and then leave them out on the counter over night before i put them away...
post #4 of 21
I have both but I prefer plastic. Easier to clean...and no rust worries...
post #5 of 21
I have all plastic, but I always want to try the metal........but then I get caught up on not wanting to spend 5 bucks per cutter.....and then I stand there thinking, "I could make these if I just bought some tin from the hardware store" then I leave there thinking I'm going to make my own and I never do, because I wouldn't know where to begin anyhow......and then it all happens again next time I see metal ones in shapes I'd love to have LOL
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parismom: We have the same birthday!! How funny!!
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post #7 of 21
Too funny! icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 21
I have them in plastic, copper and metal.

I prefer the metal "Comfort Cutters" because usually when I do cookies, I do a lot of them and it doesn't kill my hands.

I don't particularly care for the plastic ones because I find that they leave marks on my dough because I roll it quite thick.

The copper ones are very pretty but expensive and the only reason I have them is because I could not find a particular cutter in another medium.

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post #9 of 21
OK you do have a point. The plastic ones sometimes are too small and don't do well with thick dough!!!!
post #10 of 21
I'm the cookie cutter queen. I have almost 500 with lots of antique ones also. Prefer aluminum never have liked the plastic kind, but if you get the open plastic they should be fine and your dough shouldn't stick......metal tends to cut cleanly and the plastic tends to squish the dough, because it is not a thin as the metal. (Liken it to a plastic knife and metal knife.)
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post #11 of 21
I prefer copper, but they are more expensive. Other than that I'll use metal/tin/whatever they are. I never use plastic because I make thick cookies and the dough is too thick for them.
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post #12 of 21
tiptop - I'm just like you. I just took inventory of my cookie cutters. I own 487 cookies, plus I have two orders being shipped - delivery expected today. I'm a foosecookiecutter addict and have bought a ton from them. Great pricing. Plus there is a shop about 20 minutes from my house that gets them from there so if I need just a few I drive over there. I own cutters in all mediums. I have copper, tin, plastic. I've had some forever. I have some that were my grandmothers. I have also purchased the copper cookie cutter making kit. I love copper cookie cutters, but they are SOOOOO expensive. I've made quite a few. The baby onsie, a champagne/wine bottle, baby block, elmo, pirate, and a couple of others. Made all those for only 20 bucks. That's a deal for copper cutters.

I don't especially like the plastic ones. I have some that are a thinner plastic, and others that are a bit thicker. The thinner plastic are Wilton and Hallmark. But when you're looking for a particular shape and size, the medium is not an issue, you buy what you can find. The only 'closed' plastic I own are a set of Wilton Halloween, that I love, and a Cinderella and Prince that were too gorgeous not to buy. Have never used Cind and Prince, but they are so pretty.
post #13 of 21
I use plastic, metal and copper also. I prefer the metal because it gives a sharper cut. They can bend if not careful, but if you can find some large ones, say on sale or on clearance, you can make your own shapes if needed. I made different size swirls to imprint on cakes and even the shape of sun rays to use with MMF.
post #14 of 21
There's pros and cons to each, so I just buy whatever shape I like and end up with whatever material it's made of. My cake closet is bursting with cookie cutters!! icon_smile.gif But you can never have too many.
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Originally Posted by steph95

Just curious as to what type of cookie cutters I should be buying. I've heard plastic, because they won't rust or bend out of shape. But I like the metal ones because they come in all different shapes. I stick mine in the oven for a few minutes on a low temp to help dry them after washing, so I have no issues with rusting. What do you use and why?



I have one metal cookie cutter I wash it and dry it immediately after using it. A friend of mine lightly grease hers with olive oil to keep moisture at bay and prevent rusting.

As for plastic cookie cutters, I heard they Do not produce as clean a cut as metal ones.

I personally only own one cookie cutter. I use the tip of a sharp knife and paper as template. Less storage space to worry about.
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