Great bakers get that tender, delicate texture in their cakes and coffeecakes by carefully measuring and sifting the flour and dry ingredients. To make sure cakes are melt-in-your-mouth good, try this well-designed sifter from Amco. Its 5-cup capacity handles dry ingredients for even a large, three-layer cake, and the heavy-weight stainless-steel construction and shiny, streamlined design add a modern sensibility to a traditional baking tool.
With a spring-action hand trigger, this sifter can be squeezed with one hand or shaken side to side with both hands to evenly distribute ingredients through the fine mesh screens. If you're new to sifting, be sure to sift flour and ingredients before measuring to achieve the best results; sift onto waxed or parchment paper, and then measure the required amounts. The sifter is dishwasher-safe, but to make sure there's no build-up of ingredients inside the sifter, hand wash in hot soapy water and dry thoroughly. Known for manufacturing innovative tools and gadgets for home cooks, Amco scores a hit with this professional-weight, high-quality contemporary take on a classic sifter. --Emily Wolf
This 5 cup flour sifter is fashioned from durable stainless steel. Its 5-cup capacity will allow you to sift plenty of flour for your baking needs. The spring action handle is comfortable in your hand and allows for more efficient sifting.