I'm a beginner cook studying abroad. I've been meaning to practice making pies lately, and yesterday at the flea market I finally found a good-looking rolling pin. I figured cleaning it would be easy, but when I looked for tips online, all I found was conflicting information. The only thing everybody seems to agree on is that one should not use a dishwasher or soak it.
So like I said, I found the old thing at the flea market. It looks like its in good repair; no mold, decent rolling action, good weight, obvious wear from use but no cracks. It was, however, hanging out at a flea-market for who knows how long, so I'd like to get my new tool decently clean and as sanitized as possible before I use it.
So, let's set the record straight here! What's the best way to clean this old thing?