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Innovative Biscuit Cutter

This biscuit cutter promises to cut biscuit dough more efficiently. Does it make the cut?


Published Jan. 1, 2014.

What You Need To Know

When you roll out and cut biscuit dough with a conventional cutter, you always need to reroll and recut the scraps multiple times. This overworks the dough, leading to biscuits that are tough, dense, and chewy. Enter the Hexagon Biscuit Cutter by Ateco ($9.49), a grid of six hexagonal cutters (each 2 5/8 inches across) linked like a honeycomb that allows you to cut nearly all the biscuit dough in one go. Wondering if the cutter was a gimmick or a real solution, we tried it—with great success. The first six biscuits were cut in one swoop. After gently gathering and rerolling scraps from the periphery, we cut the last two biscuits with one more push. The sturdy stainless-steel cutter sliced crisply, producing tall, tender, flaky pastries.

Everything We Tested

Good : 3 stars out of 3.Fair : 2 stars out of 3.Poor : 1 stars out of 3.
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Lisa McManus

Lisa is an executive editor for ATK Reviews, cohost of Gear Heads on YouTube, and gadget expert on TV's America's Test Kitchen.