Meet Your New Favorite Flour Sifter

There’s more than one way to combine and refine dry ingredients.

Beautiful lattice pie
Every baker needs a reliable sifter.Unsplash/Priscilla Du Preez

Yeah, yeah, you know that sifting separates great baked goods from the rest. But you needn’t sift through them all (heh, heh). We’ve narrowed down the market to find the best-of-class keepers, all in rust-resistant, dishwasher-safe stainless steel.

Norpro 3-Cup Stainless Steel Rotary Hand Crank Flour Sifter With 2 Wire Agitator
Classic functionality won't let you down.Norpro

There’s a reason hand-crank models have remained a kitchen staple for more than two centuries. And you know exactly what it is if you’ve ever grappled with a constantly sticking squeeze handle. This number holds a full three cups of flour (or sugar, cocoa powder, etc.), more than most sifters made for home use.

AMPSEVEN Tamis Sieve Flour Stainless Steel 40 Mesh Round Sifter for Baking 6 Inch
The wider design means less of a mess.AMPSEVEN

Also known as a drum sieve or chalni, in Indian cooking––this 6-inch-diameter, ultra-fine mesh sifter can double as a strainer for pastes, purees, sauces, and soups.

Culina Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers, Silver, Set of 3
With a variety of sizes, you'll find this multi-use tool can do a lot more than sift flour.Culina

Culina’s trio includes strainers with diameters of 3, 5, and 7 inches—each of which can make easy work of clumpy ingredients, wet or dry, while also taking on the tasks of seeping, filtering, and draining.