I would recomend that you sand the rolling pin with very fine sandpaper, wipe it down with a damp clean cloth and then rub vegetable fat into the surface. Repaeat a few days later. Two days after the last repeat, re-sand the rolling pin and wipe down with a clean damp cloth. Your rolling pin will now be virtually non-stick. NEVER soak a wooden rolling pin as it will cause the grain of the wood to swell. Approx. Size: 49cm x 5 cm – some knots and wood grain.