About the Sil-Pin Rolling Pin
The Sil-Pin Rolling Pin to the Test
I tested the Sil-Pin on some sticky, delicate sugar cookie dough and a pie crust and was quite pleased at how easy it was to maneuver. At 1 pound, it was just the right weight to flatten the dough in just a few strokes, and was easy to angle and reposition over the dough to ensure that the entire piece was rolled out evenly. The tapered edges gave me much more control than my normal rolling pin, a traditional straight version.
Since it was made of silicone, I expected that no dough would stick to it, even without the dusting of flour needed with wooden or marble pins. This wasn’t the case – unfloured, the dough did stick to the pin. But when I rubbed a bit of flour over the surface of the pin, the flour clung to the rubbery surface of the silicone far better than it does on other types of pins, and the dough didn’t stick a bit. Afterwards, the pin easily washed clean, even after sitting out for awhile.
The shape and silicone coating of the Sil-Pin French Style rolling pin has made it my new favorite in the kitchen. It’s a little more expensive than a wooden French pin, but for frequent bakers, well worth the investment.
- Silicone surface coats well with flour to increase nonstick properties
- Tapered design easy to control
- Easy to clean
- Silicone still needs flour to avoid sticking
- Rubbery silicone surface attracts dust in storage
- Made of food-grade silicone
- 20 inches long
- Weighs 1 pound
- Dishwasher safe