Great Grandma's Vintage One Hand Flour Sifter

  • Posted on: 25 November 2016
  • By: Gina

Everyone knows that to make great baked goods, your flour needs to be sifted.  This sifter has seen plenty of action in the trenches.  It may be old, but it still does the job!


This is a one cup sifter from the 1930s/1940s handed down from great grandma.  Very rare......this model is a one hand wonder.  Grandma would pour in her flour for making biscuits, cake, or whatever, pick it up, and start swinging it from side to side over a big bowl. 


The sifter would move in the opposite direction as her hand while she held the metal handle and a small metal loop inside the mesh moved in the opposite direction of the sifter to sift the flour.  A wonderful little tool that allowed Grandma to multi-task in the kitchen.  Sift flour with one hand....whip eggs with the other.  Shows lots of wear because it was used constantly.  Originally green, a lot of the paint is gone now, but its simplistic design allows for it to still work great today.  Better yet, its a great conversation piece when people see it hanging on your kitchen wall.

What is it worth?  Who knows?  Probably not an antique store maybe $10 to $20.  


Believe it or not, I have a sifter just like that one that was my mother's! The paint is completely gone off it but until now, I never saw another one like it. I use it very often.

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