The Andrew James Flour Sifter is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their baking.
Traditionally a sifter has two main functions. It separates out the particles of flour into a finer finish and this allows to fat to cover the flour more evenly which makes it harder for water to combine with the flour molecules and can impede the creation of gluten. Whilst gluten is needed for baking, too much can make the end product over chewy, so a sifter can help create a lighter, more aerated bake. The finer flour mix is also much easier to mix in with other ingredients such as the eggs, butter or oil that you may be using in the cake.
Sifters are also used to combine dry ingredients and can help to ensure a consistent, regular mix of flour with baking powder, bicarbonate of soda or cocoa powder across your cake batter.
Trigger Action Handle: This sifter shaker is so easy to use. Simple fill with with your dry ingredients, remove the lift and press the trigger action handle to release your flour, sugar or cocoa over the item or surface to be dusted. It's so simple you can do it with just one hand.
Large 3 Cup Capacity: This large stainless steel container will hold up to 3 cups of dry ingredient, that's over 675g, making it ideal for the majority of home bakes. The container itself is 16.5cm high and has a diameter of 9.5cm.
Use With Flour, Sugar, Cocoa Powders: Since this sifter acts as a super efficient sieve you can also use it with other dry ingredients such as icing sugar or cocoa powder to remove any lumps and clumps before cooking. It can also be used to dust surfaces for rolling out pastry or icing.
Dimensions: 16.5cm x 9.8cm x 12.7cm