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Old 10-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
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Rolling Pin Care

How should you care for a wooden rolling pin i.e., storing, washing?

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Old 10-04-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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Whatever you do, DON'T put it in the dishwasher! I just wash mine with soap, rinse it thoroughly and let it air dry. I think you will have some folks telling you to oil it, but I don't like to do that.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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First and foremost. NEVER hit your husband over the head with it. It's much too hard on the rolling pin.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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Taking care of your rolling pin is very easy - just wash it with soap and water and that will be the trick.

Members have some bad experiences with putting things in the dishwasher and this is one of those times.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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I usually use my rolling for items that have fat in them; biscuits, cookies, pie crusts, oiled doughs. I just rinse it in hot water, rubbing the pin all over with my hand and stand it on end to air dry. I do not need to oil mine. Come to think of it, I have had the same rolling pin since high school, a few years ago...
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:55 PM   #6
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I have had the same rolling pin since high school, a few years ago...
me too, beth!
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:11 PM   #7
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First and foremost. NEVER hit your husband over the head with it. It's much too hard on the rolling pin.
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Hey! I was going to say that. now I don't have anything to say 'cause everyone else gave perfect instructions.

I just purchased a coated-steel rolling pin. It works great, and can be put in the freezer to make it cold. It works great with everything I've used it for so far. But that's not what you asked about so I'll just shut up now.

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Old 10-04-2006, 07:26 PM   #8
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I don't know if it's necesary, but my mom always rubbed it with some vegetable oil and dusted it with a bit of flour before using. I guess it would help keeping too much stuff sticking to the wood.
And since no-one else said it yet: soak it over night in a good mineral oil from time to time (atleast before your first use).
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I keep mine in an old(but new and never used) sock. As far as washing, soapy water...that is all. NO DISH WASHER! as stated prior.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:48 PM   #10
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I keep mine in an old(but new and never used) sock. As far as washing, soapy water...that is all. NO DISH WASHER! as stated prior.
No wonder your wife complains of that "popcorn socks" aroma whenever you bake a pie.

Ha! Just kidding. But I had to beat Bucky to the punch (and that's a rare thing indeed.)

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