Use and care:
Place the tool on the top edge of a pie plate where the single or double crusts rest on the upper flat rim of the pan. Make sure the crimper conforms to the gentle curve of the pie pan. Then press gently but firmly on the tool, allowing the crimper to stamp an attractive design onto that portion of the crust edge. It is easy to advance it to the next undecorated section of the pie crust and repeat until the task is finished. The crimper also allows the cook to gently and smoothly remove excess raw pie crust that would otherwise hang unattractively on the edge of the pie.