Flour sifter


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Flour sifter

A light sheet iron cylinder about six inches in diameter, open at the top, containing a hemispherical screen on the bottom, and a curved metal scraper that could be moved across the top side of the screen by turning a crank. While not listed in cookbooks as a prime reason for sifting, an important function of the sifter was to screen out weevils, which tended to be found in the flour after it had been stored for a time.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Which is the limb I'll need to use to fetch from my handbag that life-extending, husband-immortalisng, magic old-school flour sifter.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Boiler with Water Softening System, DG Set, Hydraulic Pallet Truck, Auto Flour Sifter, Universal Laboratory Mill, Screw Juicer, Centrifugal Juicer, Table Top Screw Oil Expeller, Table Top Oil Ghani, Seed Roaster, for College of Food Processing Technology & Bio-Energy.
My grandmother would take down her old flour sifter from the top shelf, and I would get to work it, watching the flour, baking soda, and other dry ingredients mix together and settle into a pillowy heap in the bowl.
She sprinkled cocoa powder on it (sprinkling the cocoa through a flour sifter works best).
The Swiss Army knife of the kitchen, a Hoosier cupboard might contain a sliding top, flour sifter, bread box, cutting board, food grinder, spice rack, cookbook holder, and even an ironing board.
Accessories included an interchangeable pastry wheel with three stainless-steel wheel designs, a flour sifter, a cake tester and a foldable pie crust shield.
While any dry ingredient might be sifted, we called the one used in Mama's kitchen a flour sifter.
Add accessories such as this Kenwood KMix Magenta kitchen machine, from Debenhams, a flour sifter or a soft touch egg timer, both from M&S
For the wolf diorama, artists applied new pigment and used a measuring cup, a spoon, and a flour sifter to spread glittering crushed marble for an icy, sparkling effect.
You found my phone, the flour sifter, my favorite spoon, my garden gloves, and the carrot seeds.
The catalog features all kinds of objects that adults might use, such as a flour sifter, but down-sized for children's smaller hands.