It's time to create the dumplings of your dreams at home.

By Morgan Goldberg
May 10, 2019
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Dumplings are one of life’s greatest pleasures, but have you ever made them yourself? You shouldn’t be intimated make these little bundles of joy because they’re a lot easier than you might think. In order to make even the simplest pan-fried dumplings, you should stock your kitchen with certain tools like rulers and bench scrapers. The world of dumpling creation opens up even more when you have more specific instruments on hand like the proper rolling pins, steaming baskets and liners. From boiled to steamed to pan-fried, here are all the tools you may need or want to make the dumplings of your dreams.

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Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper

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If you’re making your own dough, a bench scraper is essential. Keep your workspace clean and without any little pieces of dough left to stick to your wrappers. Plus, this scraper also has quarter-inch markings for easy measurement when cutting the dough into pieces.
OXO Good Grips Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper, $7.99 at .com

Wood Rolling Pin

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Ordinary, bulky rolling pins pale in comparison to the skinny, smaller variety when it comes to working with dumpling wrappers. You’ll get the best, even results with a pin that’s about a foot long and less than two inches in diameter. Pro tip: use the palm of your hand to roll out the dough.
Bamber Wood Rolling Pin 11x1.5 inches, $8.87 at .com

Dough Press

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If you don’t want to fold and seal your dumplings by hand, consider a handy contraption to do the work for you. This dough press works for dumplings, ravioli, empanadas and more.
Prepworks by Progressive Dough Press, $6 at .com

Wood Spatula