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Q: What's the best way to clean a wooden rolling pin? I have dried pastry and sugar stuck like plaster to mine because I didn't wipe it right away. I'm afraid to scrape it off or soak it. Help!

Sent by Patricia

Editor: Patricia, I usually use a pastry scraper to scrape off dried-on dough, then scrub off any residue with warm water and soap. Though the pastry scraper is metal, I've never had any issues with the rolling pin getting scratched or otherwise damaged.

Readers, how do you recommend cleaning a wooden rolling pin?

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