A kitchen tool that is used to close and secure the sides of various foods that will have filling on the inside and dough on the outside. The crimper is a utensil that seals the edges of pie crusts, ravioli, tarts, and similar layered food items or cuts fluted edges into the pie crust. The crimper can be a hollow wheel with indentations for crimping or a thin bladed wheel with scalloped edges for cutting fluted edges on pie crusts. There are a variety of pastry crimpers made, with the most common consisting of one or two wheels. If the crimper has two wheels, one is for the crimping and one for the cutting. This type of tool is most often referred to as a pastry crimper and cutter.
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