Step Up Your Baking Game By Investing in One of These Top-Rated Rolling Pins

<p>When you don't have a rolling pin on hand, a wine bottle can work in a pinch to roll out dough for <a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a33596405/best-pie-crust-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pie</a> or <a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a28566839/basic-sugar-cookies-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sugar cookies," class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sugar cookies,</a> but there are several reasons why baking pros don't recommend that this hack become your go-to method. Rolling pins are designed to roll dough into even thickness, and the best ones are balanced, smooth to operate, made of a versatile material, and long enough to comfortably roll out a 10-inch pie crust.</p><p>In the <a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/institute/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Good Housekeeping Institute," class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Good Housekeeping Institute,</a> our experts test thousands of cooking tools each year, including rolling pins. For this review, we assessed rolling pins based on how easy they are to use, how efficient they are at rolling pie dough, and how effortless they are to clean. Our recommendations include ones we've formally tested in the Kitchen Appliances Lab, ones our experts have road tested at home, and top picks with rave reviews that stood out to us based on our expertise in the field.</p><p> Overall, wooden dowels are our favorite type of rolling pin to use in the Kitchen Appliances Lab. They make for even rolling whether you place your hands toward the outer edges or in the center, plus wood is a versatile material that can be dusted easily with flour to prevent dough from sticking. Read on to learn more about our winners and what to look for when shopping, but to summarize, the <strong>best rolling pins to buy in 2021</strong> are:</p><ul><li><strong>Best Overall Rolling Pin: </strong><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Adams-Maple-Plain-Rolling-Dowel/dp/B000IYYG26/ref=sr_1_16?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:J.K. Adams Dowel Rolling Pin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">J.K. Adams Dowel Rolling Pin</a></li><li><strong>Best Value Rolling Pin:</strong> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Farberware-Classic-Wood-Rolling-Pin/dp/B005D6GFFA/ref=sr_1_6?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farberware Classic Rolling Pin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> Farberware Classic Rolling Pin</a></li><li><strong>Best Rolling Pin with Handles</strong>: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IZ0B92?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:J.K Adams Gourmet Rolling Pin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">J.K Adams Gourmet Rolling Pin</a></li><li><strong>Best French Rolling Pin:</strong> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/J-K-Adams-FRP-2-Rolling-2-Inch/dp/B00DSOAAL4/ref=sr_1_21?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:J.K. Adams French Dowel Rolling Pin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">J.K. Adams French Dowel Rolling Pin </a></li><li><strong>Best Adjustable Rolling Pin:</strong> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-20085-Adjustable-Removable-Multicolored/dp/B0091QO3RK/ref=sr_1_5?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin </a></li><li><strong>Best Marble Rolling Pin: </strong> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-Marble-Rolling-White/dp/B0000VLPAS/ref=sr_1_7?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fox Run Marble Rolling Pin with Wooden Cradle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fox Run Marble Rolling Pin with Wooden Cradle</a></li><li><strong>Best Nonstick Rolling Pin: </strong> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Non-stick-Rolling/dp/B082WXVXWH/ref=sr_1_11?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10055.g.35032541%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Oxo Good Grips Non-stick Rolling Pin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Oxo Good Grips Non-stick Rolling Pin</a> </li></ul><h2 class="body-h2"><strong>What is the best type of rolling pin?</strong></h2><p>When it comes to shopping for a new rolling pin, it mostly comes down to personal preference, but you will want to consider what features are most important to you and what types of baking projects you'll be using one for. Here's a breakdown of the different types of rolling pins you can buy: </p><li><strong>Handles: </strong>Handles are good for beginners or kids looking for a good, firm grasp. Their dual-ended design encourages using a balanced, even amount of pressure on both sides. Rolling pins without handles require a more gentle, concentrated touch, allowing bakers to maintain closer contact with the dough and use their fingertips to control the pressure. You'll get a smoother roll without any issues arising from loose or wobbly handles, and they're usually less cumbersome to store. </li><li><strong>Style:</strong> When it comes to rolling pins without handles, they can be straight or tapered. Straight pins allow allow for more even and balanced rolling across the board. Tapered ones, also known as French rolling pins, are thicker and heavier in the middle. The tapered design encourages a wide rolling stance, and the more even the thickness across the pin, the more surface area for even rolling.</li><li><strong>Material: </strong>It's most common for rolling pins to be made out of wood, which makes for a versatile, balanced pin that can be easily dusted with flour to prevent sticking. Marble rolling pins are another option and are designed to be chilled, which helps with rolling out temperamental doughs prone to cracking, like puff pastry. Flour won't stick to marble pins, but they work well with plastic wrap draped over your ingredients. Finally, there are nonstick pins, which we find to be more tricky than useful, as they don't grip to dough as well as wooden ones and flour also won't stick to them. They are easier to clean, however, than their wooden counterparts.</li>
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A wine bottle can come to the rescue in a pinch, but a rolling pin is more efficient.

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