The 7 Best Marble Rolling Pins
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Those who bake often find that a marble rolling pin becomes indispensable in the kitchen. Because they chill well in the refrigerator or freezer, they're ideal to use on doughs like puff pastry or pie crust that need to stay cold. Also, the weight of the stone helps roll out stiffer creations without the pushing needed with wooden models. Wash them by hand and they last indefinitely. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
September 14, 2020:
Serious bakers often get a marble rolling pin along with a wooden version, especially if they work with butter doughs that stay cold better with a chilled stone tool. Storing marble pins right in the freezer means they're always ready for helping with biscuits, puff pastry, or flaky pie crusts, but if you're short on freezer space you can also refrigerate for 40-60 minutes for similar effectiveness.
Choosing a roller with or without handles is a matter of personal preference, although handles sometimes have difficulty standing up to years of use because of the weight of marble. Some cooks feel like they have more control by touching the pin directly, but many prefer to keep their hands off the stone to avoid warming it. The Fox Run Black French has tapered ends, which can be handy for spot fixes for unevenly rolled dough. A helpful technique with tapered pins is to keep an open palm on the narrow end while using your free hand to roll the cylinder in an arched motion to flatten out lumps.
The RSVP International is our favorite traditional option, and the Cozymat Pin and Kota Japan Premium are both effective, attractive French-style choices. We've also included the Norpro 3075 because its unusual double-headed design makes it nice for kitchens with limited storage space, and it works well for rolling a crust out right into a pan for slab pie or for a base for cookie bars. Because marble pins are so attractive, many who bake only occasionally still like having these handsome kitchen tools to keep on display. No matter the frequency of use, if you treat them with care, they'll last for decades.
Williams-Sonoma Marble Rolling Pin Here's a high-quality tool that's a more substantial investment than other brands, but this California company is known for providing some of the best and most reliable kitchen equipment available. Each has large, sturdy beech wood handles supporting untreated Carrera marble and they're finished by hand. williams-sonoma.com
Marbletree Pin The British company Marbletree is known for high-end gifts, so this option comes beautifully wrapped and ready for gifting. It's a French design, and comes in grey and white with an optional matching marble pastry board. It has a high-polish sheen and gently rounded ends. marbletree.co.uk