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Jan 9, 2012 10:55 AM

Matfer Bourgeat Nylon Rolling Pin

I am thinking about getting a new rolling pin and got really enticed by Dorie Greenspan's posting of Matfer Bourgeat Nylon Rolling Pin on Opensky: But before spending $80 on a rolling pin, I wonder if anyone has used it and if it is worth it. Thank you in advance!

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    1. I have it. I got it for Christmas from my sister. I am a big fan of my dish washer AND my wooden rolling pin that is shaped just like the Matfer. It was beginning to get some cracks because of water damage. I love the Matfer pin, and I am thrilled that I can hand it down to my grandchildren some day.

      I first heard about it from Dorie and ordered it myself, but that shipment fell through. My sister ordered it from here:

      1. IME a non-wood pin is terrible for things like cookies and piecrust because it lacks that bit of tooth that wood has that holds a dusting of flour. I have not used that exact pin, but I did have an expensive plastic one once (I won it) and I ended up putting it in the Goodwill box because I found it so terrible. I feel the same way about trying to shape bread dough on anything other than a wood surface--that bit of absorbency and tooth is much needed when it comes to keeping things from sticking without a ton of added flour. I am a fan of the style of that Matfer or a tapered French pin vs. one with handles, however--nothing to get gunky inside that way.

        The idea of putting a rolling pin or wood anything in the dishwasher seems odd to me. I just wipe mine down with a damp cloth and put it back in the drawer. In the rare cases where it's gotten something pernicious on it like onions or garlic, I might show it the soapy dishcloth, but that's almost never.

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        1. re: splatgirl

          Thanks, everybody. I will probably hold off a little while before I buy it. I like the idea of putting it in dishwasher though...

          1. re: SerenaE

            Do not hold off. I love the pin. I used it to make croissants, puff pastries, pie crust, scones and cookies. It takes so much less flour to dust the dough. It doesn't stick like other cheap plastic pin, and it moves like a race car compare to the old Oldsmobile, wooden pin.