Can You Help Me Find the Very Best Flour Sifter?

Can You Help Me Find the Very Best Flour Sifter?

Faith Durand
Dec 15, 2011

Q: I am on the hunt for the perfect flour sifter. There has been something wrong with every sifter I've owned. The traditional rotary/crank ones leave me with clouds of flour everywhere. Trigger style sifters eliminate that problem, but they can be tiring to use and I find that flour gets stuck in the mechanisms. Trying to clean them usually results with that stuck flour combining with water to form an even more frustrating blob of paste. Most recently, I tried a Cuisipro trigger style that eliminates the clean up challenge but still leaves me with a tired arm and this one also creates flour clouds and mess.

I recently saw a photo of a sifter on a baking blog that looked like the perfect sifter. Of course, now I can't remember where I saw it. I found a similar one online, but every site that sells it also offers mixed reviews. Does anyone have a flour sifter they love that also works?

Sent by Heather

Editor: Here's the flour sifter pictured above that Heather is asking about:

Progressive™ Measuring Flour Sifter, $12.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond

Readers, any thoughts on this sifter? Or another? Have you found the ultimate flour sifter?

Related: Basic Techniques: How to Sift Flour (Without a Sifter!)

(Image: Bed Bath and Beyond)

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