Sifter Trouble

Decorating By nikki72905 Updated 29 Jun 2008 , 12:57am by JenniferMI

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nikki72905 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 5:27am
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My sifter got something in it, I have washed several times and have even run hot water through it.
I ended up throwing about 2 lbs of PS away because little black things kept coming out of the sifter

How can I clean it or do I need to buy a new one?


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Mike1394 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 10:20am
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I don't know about cleaning it. Go to the dollar store, and get a mesh strainer. Works faster than the sifter w/ the handle thingy.


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snowshoe1 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 12:36pm
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Ditto on the mesh strainer! Several flicks of the wrist and you're done - I threw out my handle sifters - too much work!

Strange about those black spots - can't imagine what these could be.

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MaisieBake Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 4:08pm
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Check your flour.

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bevyd Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 1:23am
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I don't sift anymore, I put the dry stuff in my blender and I press it a couple of times on #7 and pour it on a piece of wax paper until I am ready to add it to the mixture. Try it.

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floophs Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 1:39am
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Yep, I too use a mesh strainer...thanks to finding out this secret on this site. thumbs_up.gif

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indydebi Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 11:20pm
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i, too, like the ease of a mesh strainer, but my cake mixes don't work well in the one I have ... maybe I need one with slightly bigger holes for cake mix. The one I have works great for p.sugar.

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Homemade-Goodies Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 11:43pm
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After discovering my mesh strainer is quicker to use, to clean and to find ( icon_wink.gif ) I'll never go back to a handheld sifter!

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JenniferMI Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 12:57am
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I use the handheld mesh (strainer type) sifter. But, I do what I call reverse sifting. Instead of putting the sugar INTO the bowl of the strainer, I have a large container of sugar, I run the sifter bottom side on the sugar, and run it along the sugar. It fills super fast, I hate sitting there trying to get the sugar to go OUT the bottom I have it go IN the bottom. Works GREAT!

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