Bakers, how do you clean up flour mess?
- Firegoat Jul 17, 2013 07:31 AM
The only thing I don't like about baking bread or pie crust is all the flour. Even using a silpat like rolling sheet I still end up with flour on the counter. I was watching the American Baking Competition this summer and they showed a clip of one baker, Brian I think, at home cooking and he whipped out either the hose of his home vacuum or the shop vac and was vacuuming up all the stray flour off the counter. I was dumbfounded. What a genius idea. Has anyone else tried this?
I use an offset spatula to scrape the flour off the counter, then use a wet paper towel to wipe up what's left, then a dish rag.
Vacuum would be a bother.
I also use a bench scraper to get the loose stuff, then a quick wipe down with a damp cloth. It usually takes all of 2 minutes.
I do a fair amount of fresh bread each week.
A large clean, wet sponge is all I have ever used.
Sweep it off of the counter (using your hand, bench scraper, whatever isn't wet) directly into the trash can. That being said, I often vacuum my counter, oven and drawers but only when I'm all ready vacuuming the kitchen floor.