Good source for budget sieve / sifter
EDIT: I moved this to the Grains and Milling section.
I recently got a Mockmill 100 and wanted to complement that with one or a few sieves. I am also out of storage space for my baking tools, and didn’t want to break the bank. So size and cost were factors as well.
I wanted a low count sieve to start. Something to pull big bran and stray hulls. My local mill starts at #18 mesh, so I looked in that range.
After a lot of back and forth, I decided I liked the 8” models from Vollum. They come in 3 mesh sizes, #20, #30, and #50, which is about what I want.
Long story short, after expecting to find a deal on Amazon, I finally looked elsewhere and found it at a baking supply shop in Brooklyn. Amazon sells it for $25, but BakeDeco has it for less than $12, with $3 shipping (at least to me in Maryland).
There wasn’t any discount in shipping to order 2 vs. 1, so I purchased just the #20 and it arrived today. It’s great. Sturdy, all stainless, tight mesh. No frills.
Here’s the direct link: https://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=48747
Also, for storage, this sieve fits nearly on the top of my mill. Problem solved (for now).
*EDIT AGAIN* Vollum also sells larger sizes if that's more what you're looking for. 9.5", 12", 14", 16".