I bought a laser-engraved rolling pin in anticipation of someday being able to make one. Now that I have one in hand, it raises several questions.
Mine has intricate designs. I can see that if I use sticky dough it’s just going to clog up the designs (yah, I know to use flour). Although the laser cuts seem to have minimal char, it is still bare/unfinished wood with the laser-cuts.
Should I seal or otherwise treat it in order to:
- protect my dough from any residue in the laser cut areas?
- facilitate sticky dough release?
- make it easier to clean?
And if so … with what - butcher block oil?
Does anyone own a laser-cut rolling pin? Am I making a big deal out of something trivial?