Best Flour Sifters
Often when baking, you need to sift dry ingredients like flour or cocoa powder. Most of these ingredients don’t seem to need to need sifting, but often clumps will appear, and sifting is what you need to do to make sure all your ingredients mix well. This is especially a problem in humid climates. Sifting also aerates the ingredients, making them fluffier and lighter. This can help with your baking mix.
Sifting also has another role, and that is to speed mixing. When mixing multiple ingredients together, pre-sifting can give you a more even distribution. This can speed up the work and you won’t have to stir things together as much. Sifting is very important for when you add salt or small amounts of seasoning to a large amount of mix. It will distribute the salt much better than simply stirring or whisking it into the mix.
Most types of flour sifters use a squeeze handle or crank to spin 2 or 4 wires inside that stir the flour over the bottom screen. Another type of sifter method some manufacturers use is a rotary sifting wire. These are 4 or more wires, in a barrel shape, that rotate, stirring the flour in two directions.
The construction of these flour sifters are usually aluminum or stainless steel. That makes them lightweight, and easy to clean. They also last a long time. Simply rinse then clean in warm, soapy water. Some stainless steel models are dishwasher safe, and can be washed with your regular dishes.