Every pastry chef needs a high-quality dough cutter on-hand. It’s a must-have baking tool for making perfectly flaky and tender doughs for pies, biscuits, pastries, and cakes. These are the best pastry cutters for every baker, from the novice to the professional.
If you like to bake at all, you probably will want to invest in a pastry blender or a set of pastry cutters. Despite the name, they are useful for far more than just pastries. They can be used for pastry crusts, yes, but also for biscuits, cookies, donuts, and more. The blenders are versatile and so much better for blending wet and dry ingredients than simply using your fingers (which can warm the dough too much) or using a fork (which can take forever). Further, you can also use your pastry cutter for cutting pastries — particularly biscuits and cookies — out of a larger roll of dough. Not all pastry blenders and cutters are the same, though. Here are a few of the best stand-alone options and sets. Choose according to your needs.