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Non wooden rolling pin where?

My wife always spoils me (Greenmount can vouch) but recently she has been spoiling me even more rotten due to me being ill. As a reward I want to buy her a non wooden rolling pin so she can roll stuff more easily for me to eat

I only seem to find wooden ones and we have gone through three wooden ones already. You leave them in water and they crack. Hassle to clean and wood is not very hygienic. So are there metal or plastic ones that I can buy in Zurich? Yes I will gift wrap it
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

you're wife is so lucky ......*sigh*
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you're wife is so lucky ......*sigh*
Cheeky! Behave
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Old 10.04.2010, 10:14
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

Try Sibler at Münsterhof.

They have a chrome one in their online store (http://www.siblershop.ch/) but their shop is always worth a browse.
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Old 10.04.2010, 10:21
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Try Sibler at Münsterhof.

They have a chrome one in their online store (http://www.siblershop.ch/) but their shop is always worth a browse.
Oh! nice I will get it. My wife will be happy. In case you come across a solid metal one then do let me know.



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Old 10.04.2010, 10:37
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

Manor in Zurich City has a good kitchenware department.

Silicone is very good, but you can't leave them in water to soak (water gets into the ballbearings, which may then rust and disturb the smoothness of the rolling). Having said that, you won't need to soak it: just wipe them off after use - takes a couple of seconds and I wouldn't swap mine for the world

I also have a professional Sil-Pin rolling pin for rolling out sugarpaste and pastry without leaving marks from the edges. I'll have them back in stock again in about 2 - 3 weeks.
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... You leave them in water and they crack...
why would you leave them in water?
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why would you leave them in water?
The sticky stuff did not come off easily so I soaked it once and forgot about it. Couple of hours later the wood had all expanded. Later it developed a crack.
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

I have used my marble one for over 20 years and love it. I'm trying to remember where I got it. Maybe Williams-Sonoma? I will do more research and let you know.
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I have used my marble one for over 20 years and love it. I'm trying to remember where I got it. Maybe Williams-Sonoma? I will do more research and let you know.
That sounds nice too. I like the silbershop.ch one but I feel once my wife whacks me with it few times it might develop dents

Ok seriously though my wife would like silbershop one as without water it would be nice and light. She does not like the heavy ones. I would like the marble one for my kitchen use though.
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

Both Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table have marble rolling pins on their websites and here is a link to an ongoing debate regarding marble vs. silicon.

http://www.thathomesite.com/forums/l...721406.html?13
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

on the topic of rolling pins, I have seen cloth covers for rolling pins on sale in Coop city. Between these and then those measuring guides, the Swiss sure like to pimp out their rolling pins.

My question is: is there much advantage to be gained from the cloth covers? less sticking or something?
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Both Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table have marble rolling pins on their websites and here is a link to an ongoing debate regarding marble vs. silicon.

http://www.thathomesite.com/forums/l...721406.html?13
so does IKEA
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on the topic of rolling pins, I have seen cloth covers for rolling pins on sale in Coop city. Between these and then those measuring guides, the Swiss sure like to pimp out their rolling pins.

My question is: is there much advantage to be gained from the cloth covers? less sticking or something?
I roll out tart and pie crusts between 2 sheets of baking paper to stop them sticking.
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you're wife is so lucky ......*sigh*
She got lucky last night

I still have not bought any but I did make dinner for my Mrs yesterday evening I used my fingers to spread the dough and no rolling involved. That is Scribble special spicy flat bread. Black pepper + white pepper + special spicy tomato powder all fused into the dough.

Ate it with concentrated tomato vegetable mix and spicy avocado paste.


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She got lucky last night

I still have not bought any but I did make dinner for my Mrs yesterday evening I used my fingers to spread the dough and no rolling involved. That is Scribble special spicy flat bread. Black pepper + white pepper + special spicy tomato powder all fused into the dough.

Ate it with concentrated tomato vegetable mix and spicy avocado paste.

I'll be round for dinner tonight - I know where you live
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Re: Non wooden rolling pin where?

Ahhhh - real rolling pins. At home we had a wooden-handelled 'porcelain' one. Well, in fact we had several as true to their name they rolled, with shattering regularity, onto the stone floor.

Until we bought yet another new one, we used a milk bottle. Worked very well. Tried it here recently, just for old time's sake - result, catastrophically wavy pastry. The Swiss can't even make round milk bottles.
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I'll be round for dinner tonight - I know where you live
No you don't. You only know where my aunty lives. You could try getting the info from her but she will kick your @ss
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