How to Season a Wood Rolling Pin

A wood rolling pin is an asset to any kitchen. Whether you're an expert pastry chef, or a novice baker-in-training, your wood rolling pin will be used for many recipes. Caring for your rolling pin properly will help ensure it stays in good shape for many years to come. One part of caring for the rolling pin is properly seasoning it. By seasoning a rolling pin, you are protecting it from moisture and keeping the wood well-hydrated.

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Seasoning a rolling pin will help to prevent the wood from cracking.

Step 1

Dampen a rag slightly with warm water. Wipe down the rolling pin to remove dust, crumbs and other buildup.

Step 2

Dry the rolling pin with a clean cloth.

Step 3

Moisten a soft cloth with a quarter-size drop of mineral oil. Use the cloth to lightly coat the rolling pin. There is no need to apply the oil to the handles.