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: https://opensky.com/doriegreenspan/pr.... 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!
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: http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/m...
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.