This Ingenious Rolling Pin Will Save Your Wrists During Holiday Baking

published Nov 18, 2021
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salted caramel apple pie in a pie dish on a table
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

We always make sure we’re equipped with essential Thanksgiving kitchen tools before the big day, like gravy boats and roasting pans, so it’s only natural to make sure you’re stocked when it comes to your holiday baking essentials, too. You’ll want a gorgeous pie dish on hand (we recommend this ruffled number by Emile Henry!) and a reliable sheet pan for batches of cookies (our favorite is Great Jones’s Holy Sheet pan). One item you might not have considered upgrading, however, is your rolling pin. To save your wrists and hands this year from the strain that a traditional rolling pin can cause, especially when rolling out pie and cookie dough over and over again, we found this handy Joseph Joseph Ergonomic Rolling Pin that’s designed to make this task so much easier.

Joseph Joseph is not only one of our favorite small brands for genius space-saving solutions, but they also make a rolling pin that we happen to love. You might even recognize it as the colorful tool used on “The Great British Bake Off”, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s also backed by thousands of five-star reviews! That’s why we were intrigued by this new, second style of rolling pin that’s like nothing we’ve seen before.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the ergonomic handles on this rolling pin are unique. The grips are designed to feel natural in your hand by not forcing you to turn your wrists and hands downward to roll the cylinder forward. They’re also wide and contoured so that you’ll get a strong grasp, as well as tall enough to avoid the annoyance of your knuckles knocking the table or your pastry while rolling.

Several reviewers expressed how comfortable this tool is for rolling out dough and pastry. One person wrote, “I never knew that they were designing rolling pins wrongly until I got this product. It’s unbelievable how much more comfortable the handles are.” 

Many users who have arthritis or pain in their hands and wrists also mentioned how helpful the rolling pin is for baking. “The handles, wow. Didn’t realize they would help my achy wrists. Seems to make rolling pastry out so much quicker too,” one reviewer said. Another wrote, “I have arthritis in my hands. This is fantastic, comfortable, and provides me with better control with dough thickness and shape.”

Anyone who’s short on storage space will also appreciate the hole on one of the handles that makes it perfect for hanging up instead of storing in a drawer. If you know any frequent bakers who could use a break when it comes to rolling out dough or you’re curious to try it yourself during the holiday baking rush, this Joseph Joseph rolling pin would be a great addition to any kitchen.

This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: The Ingenious Rolling Pin That Will Save Your Wrists During Holiday Baking