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.

Classic functionality won’t let you down. Norpro

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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.

The wider design means less of a mess. AMPSEVEN

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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.

With a variety of sizes, you’ll find this multi-use tool can do a lot more than sift flour. Culina

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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.