Nsf Stainless Steel Work Table Question

Business By Echooo3 Updated 1 Sep 2009 , 12:24pm by Loucinda

Echooo3 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:07pm
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I am ready to buy a work table mainly for rolling fondant. There are several sizes to choose from. What size do you have/recommend?

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indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:42pm
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If you plan to cover a 14" square cake, you'd need at least 18"-20" of rolled fondant (4" tall on one side, 14" across the top, then 4" down the other side), so your work space should be at least that wide. Plus, how much space do you have?

Echooo3 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:49pm
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I don't have a lot of space, my actual work area is 11x11.

I haven't worked with fondant - yet - but am getting ready to start in a few days.

Thanks you have always been so helpful.

Loucinda Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 4:14pm
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Make sure you get one with a good support system under it if you are going to roll fondant on it. I really like mine, it doesn't "give" at all. Mine is 6' long - plenty of work space for me.

Echooo3 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:04pm
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I am looking on line since I've seen better deals that way. How would I know if it has a good support system?

indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:13pm
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Originally Posted by Echooo3

I am looking on line since I've seen better deals that way. How would I know if it has a good support system?



If it's commercial grade, you should be fine. Being a caterer, you can't imagine the weight that does on my SS tables and I've never noticed any weakness in them.

veronica720 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:30pm
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May I ask where you will be buying it? I am also needing to buy one and have been looking online, so I just want to make sure I find the deal.

Has anyone used the one from Sam's Club online?

Echooo3 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 9:41pm
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I've been checking out ebay. So far I have found the best deals there. I went to a used restaurant supply company yesterday and the least expensive one they had was $200 for a small square one probably about 30"x30"

veronica720 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 11:14pm
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So far I have found Sam's club online to be the least expensive.

NSF approved

30x60x34 is $197.24

But I want to find out first if they are worth the money, or if they are wobbly.

indydebi Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 11:30pm
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Originally Posted by veronica720

But I want to find out first if they are worth the money, or if they are wobbly.




Honey, if it wasn't against some health dept rule, my hubby could "do me" on one of these things and it would hold up fine! (And neither of us are tiny, skinny people!) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

veronica720 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 11:38pm
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OMG!! haha

Well then I guess I will be getting one then!!

Echooo3 Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 12:00am
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indydebi, you've sold me. LOL

Loucinda Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 12:24pm
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When I was looking at used ones - there was definately some that would not have worked out for rolling fondant on them. Look underneath (there should be some braces of some kind) to check out the supports under there - you can tell if it is a cheapo one or if it isn't. It is pretty obvious.

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