Rolling pin wood choices

Hi all!
I am a bit new at this and am so excited to try the new 1/8" and 1/4" set of rolling pins. Here is where my being a novice comes in, how to decide which wood to pick and what are the differences other than the price?

  • Posted by: ladydy
  • April 9, 2019


Smaug April 9, 2019
Walnut is considerably more porous than maple and is likely to absorb more, particularly fats- can't see this having any noticeable effect on a rolling pin, but there it is. Walnut is also softer- once again, can't see it mattering noticeably.
Customer-Care April 9, 2019
Hi Ladydy!

That's a great question! As it turns out, there's no difference in performance between the woods, so it's simply a matter of personal preference. The price difference is driven by the availability of the wood--maple is more readily available compared to walnut. That said, they all perform the same when rolling out dough.

I hope you love them as much as we do!

Best wishes,
The Food52 Customer Care Team
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