Best marble rolling pins – on test

Read the BBC Good Food review of top marble rolling pins. Marble is better than wood for temperature control – essential when making pastry. 

 

Best price

Horwood pinHorwood grey marble rolling pin and wooden stand

This had the shortest rolling surface of all the pins so more effort would be needed for bigger pastry jobs. However, it had a really smooth movement and was the most reasonable of all the pins.

£14.49, from Legend Cookshops



 

Best aesthetic

Marble treeMarbletree hand-crafted rolling pin and stand

This handmade rolling pin has a beautiful high polish finish with lovely rounded ends. With its matching stand, it’s beautiful to look at as well as to use.

£45, from Not on the High Street



 

Best lightweight pin

Masterclass pinMasterclass quarry marble pin and stand

The lightest of all the pins, this is suitable for use with more delicate pastry. It also has rounded ends that prevent marks being left in the soft dough. It comes with a 20-year guarantee and is dishwasher-safe so it’s a good investment for your kitchen kit.

RRP £19.99, from Kitchen Craft, available nationwide

What Kimberley looked for…

Rounded ends: So there are no marks left in the pastry.

A stand: For easy storage.

Affordability: Marble products can get very expensive due to material costs.

Smooth movement: A easy to hold pin that moves across surfaces smoothly.

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This review was last updated in June 2017. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@bbc.com. 

Which rolling pin do you use? Are you a marble devotee or more of a traditionalist? 

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halcyondays
8th Oct, 2014
I have a Horwood roller. It is better than my collectable china roller, into which you can pour chilled water. It is a good weight and requires little effort.
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