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Joe Zika "Khemprof": Oxo Good Grips Flour SifterThe OXO Good Grips Sifter was designed to make sifting easier and faster, and baking that much more enjoyable. The Sifter has no troublesome awkward levers to pull or cold steel handles to squeeze instead, it features a comfortable handle that fits perfectly in your hand. With a slight shake side to side, the sifting mechanism is activated and with little effort you have perfectly sifted flour. These were the main features that I was looking for in a flour sifter. Something that you just shook and the flour would be sifted, after-all I'm not looking at the performance of a sports car, this is just a flour sifter. Something that doesn't take up much room, but is efficient in its use with little effort. The top and bottom lids keep flour fresh and the inside of your cupboards clean. The OXO Good Grips Sifter is so much easier to use that you will look forward to those recipes that call for sifted ingredients. Simply shake side to side for sifted flour or powdered sugar Comfortable, ergonomic handle Top and bottom lids keep sifter and cupboards clean, Dishwasher safe.Some of the products features are:* Wide, comfortable, ergonomic handle* Sifter shakes side to side with one-handed operation* Cup and gram measurements listed* Lids seal the top and bottom* Stainless-steel construction* Dimensions: 4.5 IN x 4.63 IN x 6.5 IN* Weight: 8 oz.The covers are used when measuring and sifting, not primarily for storage, the top is not air-tight. Why would you ever store a sifter with any flour in it anyway, you are just asking for problems. Just tap it out completely into the trash or sink to remove excess flour.The top cover is specifically designed to stay on during sifting, keeping flour/cocoa etc. from wafting out while you shake-shake-shake. The bottom cap keeps contents from falling through the mesh screen while you measure flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, etc. into the top. That way, you can move it around your workspace if you need to. If you forgot that pinch of nutmeg that's supposed to be sifted-in with the baking powder and flour, just walk the sifter over to the pantry and shake-in the spice or whatever is needed at the time. The mess is almost eliminated and you'll enjoy a better baking experience.Think of this sifter as a baker's tool and less as a sifter. This product is great at working with dusting's. If you ever just wanted to do a light powdered sugar coating on something this may be the tool for your because the sift is slow. The second good use is for putting flour down on the counter top to kneed bread. It sifts over a large area so it is quick at making a light dust over a large area. But don't forget that this sifter has a capacity for larger amounts of flour as well. So, you get flexibility, versatility, and convenience, not bad for a flour sifter.I still am sold on the shake and sift mechanism, for the above reasons, and it can be done one handed and you can control the amount of flour sifted easier and it doesn't need to be an all at once speed sift. I get better results when I take my time baking, after-all, I'm baking and I'm not running the 100 yard dash. That's what I tell my grandkids when they are over and we make/bake something they enjoy to eat. After a few years of use this sifter is still doing it's intended job and many baked goods later the grandkids still enjoy coming over and learning some new baking skills.
John Kenney: This sifter doesn't work very well. Serious design flaws mean I'll be buying something else to replace it.The first problem is that the thing is pretty small. I noticed that from the description, but didn't realize how small until I got it. Only holds a few cups of flour or whatever - and you can't come close to filling to capacity because it works by shaking it around, so stuff would come flying out if too full.Second problem is that the sifting mechanism doesn't work. I tried shifting a brown and white sugar combination through it and nothing really went through cause the brown sugar is sticky. With my old rotary sifter, I was able to sift this exact combination (for pumpkin pie) very easily. So basically, this is only going to work for nice clean stuff that basically flows through the screen all by itself.I think Amazon is doing a disservice to future buying by featuring such positive reviews on the lead page. Turns out that isn't representative of the actual mix - and my own personal experience is that this product stinks.Summary: buy something else!
Jomy V. Muttathil "AAPL genius": A lot of thought was obviously put into this product. It is well designed and manufactured from high quality materials. I expect it will last me many years.Unlike some other reviewers I had no problem with speed. I sifted 3 cups of flour in under a minute. I did notice that the mesh screen at the bottom of the sifter can be removed for cleaning. I also noticed that it can become dislodged and not flush with the agitator at the bottom of the sifter. This may be why some folks are experiencing slow sifting. They may simply need to realign the mesh screen properly.The plastic lids that come with this sifter are a brilliant addition. Put the bottom lid on when scooping the flour into the sifter then put the top lid on while shaking to keep the flour from shaking out the top. Then use both lids when storing the unit.The metal is a very sturdy but I was disappointed by the plastic handle. I would have preferred the rubberized grip OXO uses for most of their other products.(-1 star)
J. Osborn: I've tried to up the rating to five stars and can't figure out how to do that. I originally gave this four stars because I feel the design could be greatly improved with very little change. Based on experience with other sifters, I felt I was being too tough and wanted to change to five stars.When I was a kid (many, many years ago) my mother had a sifter than had a long, straight handle. You could shake this sifter side to side or hold the sifter in one hand and rapidly move the handle back and forth with the other hand. It was the best sifter I've ever used and I've been looking for something like it ever since I started baking on my own. This sifter gave me a hint that it might work the same way that old sifter did, and it's close.The sifter is very well made. It is about 4 1/2" in diameter across the top and 3 1/2" across the bottom. It will hold about three cups of flour, although it's only marked to two cups. The "cup" portion is definitely quality stainless steel. The pivot point of the handle is hidden under the "comfort grip" portion, so I can't tell what the connection is like. There are no holes or openings in the "cup" portion that will leak flour. The caps are a nice addition, especially the bottom cap. With that on, you don't need to be concerned about the sifter dusting everything in the cupboard with flour.Another reviewer said it is very slow. I've just tried mine out, and found out a few things I'd like to share. Please keep in mind that I use home-milled, whole grain flour, so my experience might be a little different from one using all-purpose flour.If I put less than 2 cups of flour in the sifter, it worked better than if I filled it up. When I filled it, hardly any flour would sift. I found shaking it from side to side was on the slow side, even with a smaller amount. Using the memory of my mother's sifter, I tried holding the cup and moving the handle back and forth with my other hand. This worked VERY well, and the sifting was as fast as any other sifter I've used. When moving the handle back and forth it was going across the entire bottom and ending against the side. The little "bump" against the side seemed to make the difference between fast and slow sifting. My problem is that I have small hands and it was uncomfortable for me to put my hand across the top of the opening.OXO, if you're listening, please make a smaller size of this with a smaller "can". This would be the perfect sifter if it was small enough for me to hold comfortably in one hand. And that's saying a lot since I've been looking for a good sifter for 30 years!
Kathy "AnUnnaturalCook": I have had this sifter for 5 years. Until this holiday season, I was an occasional user. I like how the small sift area. I like how this didn't rust. I like the top and bottom covers a lot. However, today my sifter fell apart from all the sifting! I guess I was giving the handle too much stress. I am amazed that this isn't a better sifter out there -- other styles rusted, or the flour flew out while cranking, or the squeeze handle caused hand cramps. I may try the electric sifter next because my hand tends to cramp easily, but that will only work with AP flour or bread flour. I can't believe someone hasn't invented a much better sifter for the baby boomer generation.