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Is there a mechanical dough flattener that I can buy for home use?

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giyad's picture
giyad

Is there a mechanical dough flattener that I can buy for home use?

I've been baking a lot at home but I flatten my dough and so I use a regular wooden roller but I was wondering if there is something mechanical that I can use to speed things up and keep things consistent?  I tried a pasta machine but they are too small.

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LindyD

Dough sheeters are available, but they are expensive.  And large.

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giyad

Thanks didn't know they were called dough sheeters :), ok they seem too expensive I wish there was something small for home use.

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proth5

Makes hand crank dough sheeters - here is a link http://www.caplainmachines.com/laminoirs_en.html - they would be small enough for home use, but still are not an inexpensive option.

I would not suggest using wringers intended for laundry for this purpose, but if you are doing small pieces of dough a pasta maker might work.

Other than that, a good, heavy rolling pin is your best bet. 

Hope this helps.

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giyad

Thanks, they don't have much info on their site so I emailed them.  Looks like that might be what I'm trying to find, I hope its decently priced though and not too big...