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This quality, Teflon-covered rolling pin with ball bearing mounted shaft appears to be covered with tightly interlocking designs of trees, stars, bells and diamonds. These are the raised cookie cutters enveloping the cylinder surface, but since the spaces inside and between the cutters are extended like
oddly-shaped pistons to the same level, the rolling pin presents a smooth surface to the cookie dough.
When the dough is rolled to the correct thickness, twist the two handles opposite each other, and the pistons are no longer locked but only held extended by springs. Thus each roll of the pin cuts out hearts, Santas, angels and gingerbread persons that are pushed out of the cutters by spring action at the rear of the pin.
Save dough (closely joined cookie cutters), drawer space (ten pieces of cook ware in one) and time (cut 30 cookies in one sweep, switching utensils is only a grip-twist away), and time is dough.
[hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
(?) Scroll down to the picture of the big roller
No Pistons, and on a slightly larger scale [robinism, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Robo rolling pin by guess who
[dentworth, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||I feel sorry for the *old man* when he comes home drunk and gets one of these thunked over his head. he won't just be seeing stars they will be imprinted onto his scalp.
||Will it come in a "Penrose tiling" model?
Lovely idea; hell to wash up
||I agree with [hippo] about clean up but the idea of a teflon rolling pin has me giddy. I might have to try baking again.
||I searched teflon rolling pins and found this link.++
||of course what we really need in a rolling pin is a clock of sorts.
||[po] perhaps small electromagnets
inside the rolling pin should activate
when whatever you were rolling out is
likely to be baked so that the rolling pin
rolls off the counter and onto the floor
with an almighty crash.