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Old 12-03-2009, 03:31 AM   #11
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I have never owned a rolling pin. I have always used my old faithful empty wine bottle. I just never think about buying one.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #12
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Thanks all, the info and insight was very helpful. I have been eying the use of the tapered rolling pin for sometime, I thought I would ask around and with the the information you gave me, I am going to go out and get one to try, Bed Bath has them for $8, so it won't be big lost if I don't like it.
I use to have a wooden rolling pin, but I broke it, one too many wackes on a piece of meat, ball bearings all over the place, you get the picture, use to be a useful meat mallet! It was replaced by a aluminum, Teflon pin, works OK, but has no heft, and you can't flour it, so dough tends to stick.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:05 PM   #13
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They make meat tenderizing hammers and mallets. I use one that's all wood. It's also useful for breaking up bags of ice, and knocking apart frozen beef patties. Perhaps you should ask for one for Christmas and save your rolling pins for rolling?
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:53 PM   #14
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Selkie, I own several, they are somewhere, they surface every once in a while, both the metal and wooden one. I now use what was called a French Potato Masher, a solid wooden cylinder about 3 in diameter and 14" long, it is my go mallet, in a pinch it is a small rolling pin.
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