JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 4:33am
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I had a 55% off at Michaels this week so I bought the Wilton Professional Cake turntable. It was originally 60.00 (yes I know you can't go by that icon_smile.gif. I just opened it and the plate wobbles a little.

Do the ones that you have wobble just a bit? I kinda hate that. I actually had played with one at another store awhile back and wobbled slightly also but I thought it was a flaw in just that ONE, now it seems it's a design flaw (maybe).

I don't want to spend a bunch of money on one because I am a beginner hobbist but I don't want to spend a penny on something that just makes the job harder.

Do any of you have the other cast iron ones, Ateco, Fat Daddio, PME and do they wobble? I would feel for sure the stainless steel one doesn't but that's out of my price range, esp with shipping.

Thanks for any help/info.

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Texas_Rose Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 4:37am
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My husband bought the Wilton one for me for Mother's day. It wobbled, so we took it back to the store, and opened the other two they had in stock and tried them, and they all wobbled. So I gave up on the Wilton one.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 4:45am
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Wilton, sucks!

Omg, I can't even tell you how bad, wilton sucks!

It tilts, that's a good thing. My cakes actually slide off.

browniebatterer Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 4:45am
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I have it-it does wobble, but it still gets the job done. I've used it for about 2 years and it's fine, really. Not perfect, but perfectly fine!

windemire Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 4:47am
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I use the Fat Daddio Cast Iron turntable. It's solid as a rock, no wobble at all.

They're about $60 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Professional-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B0017Z25AK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259124257&sr=8-7

Texas_Rose Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:00am
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I forgot to mention in my other post that all I use is the raised plastic one that Wilton makes...I think it's about a ten dollar model. Anyhow, it will hold a 14" round with no problems, or a 10" and 6" tiered with no problems. No wobbling and it turns nicely.

Someday I'll probably upgrade to the Fat Daddio one but for now my plastic one does the job.

Jeniwin Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:02am
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Yes- wobble, tilt, wobble!

I have had mine for about a year, and I use it sometimes. However I am starting to use it less and less. . . don't waste your money, get a better one.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:35am
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If you are talking about the one that does angles.

Don't buy it.

Cakes slide off.

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:35am
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The one I got doesn't tilt. It's just a cast iron one that looks like Fat Daddios. I guess it is a design flaw. I'm going to look to see how much I can get a better one for with shipping and take this back. It's a shame though because it cost me less than 30.00. I'm scared to get the plastic ones because I have a reallllllllyyyy tiny apartment kitchen (something like 12 sq ft) and I am scared of it getting bumped off the counter without much weight to it.

Bunsen Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:42am

I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:56am
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Originally Posted by Bunsen

I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!



I don't think you can get those here. If so I haven't seen them. My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.

kakedreamer1212 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:57am

I have that turntable and I hate it. The only time I use it is when my other one is also in use. I also think it's to tall. I use the raised white plastic one that Wilton makes to. Can't believe I paid so much for that dang thing.

LeckieAnne Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 5:59am

Yes, mine wobbles, too. I use the cheapie Wilton $10 most of the time - but it doesn't roll smoothly all the way around sometimes, so if you're doing a ruffle or something, it can kind of throw you off. I need a better one, but haven't wanted to spend the extra money.

Texas_Rose Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:03am
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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.




You might look for one of those at Ross, they don't have stuff like that all the time but sometimes they do icon_biggrin.gif

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:05am

Thanks I'll check at Ross. I've never been there. I did find this website that seems to have some pretty good deals. I wonder who makes the stainless steel one they show.
http://www.bridgekitchenware.com/browse.cfm/pastry-equipment/decorating-equipment/stands/2,530.html

Actually that was supposed to be "my sisters turntable is about 12" not 17".

Bunsen Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:18am
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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

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Originally Posted by Bunsen

I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!


I don't think you can get those here. If so I haven't seen them. My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.




This is what I mean, should be fairly easy to get hold of: http://www.stacksandstacks.com/9-turntable-tv-swivel

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:24am
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Originally Posted by Bunsen

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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

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Originally Posted by Bunsen

I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!


I don't think you can get those here. If so I haven't seen them. My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.



This is what I mean, should be fairly easy to get hold of: http://www.stacksandstacks.com/9-turntable-tv-swivel



That's pretty interesting. I'm going to see if I can find one of those here to check out. Maybe they have one a little bigger than 9". I'm still a bit worried about it being plastic and lighter weight for fear of being bumped but I do want to check them out. I see it has ball bearings. That is what my sisters marble turntable has, I can see them. This Wilton thing...I think for more experienced people the wobble they could overcome but for me I need all the stablity I can get! Heck I am shakey enough on my own when I am doing something.

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:26am

You guys have definitely helped me make up my mind to return it!! Even at 55% off I'm not happy with it.

andpotts Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:37am
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Originally Posted by windemire

I use the Fat Daddio Cast Iron turntable. It's solid as a rock, no wobble at all.

They're about $60 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Professional-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B0017Z25AK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259124257&sr=8-7




I have a Wilton Green & White one and it works fine, but i have this Fat Daddio's one and it is awesome!! Keep your eyes open I got it last year on Amazon for $12!!!! I could kick myself for not getting more of them at that price, I just thought there must be something wacky about it, but nope, it was the real deal!

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:44am
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Originally Posted by andpotts

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Originally Posted by windemire

I use the Fat Daddio Cast Iron turntable. It's solid as a rock, no wobble at all.

They're about $60 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Professional-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B0017Z25AK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259124257&sr=8-7



I have a Wilton Green & White one and it works fine, but i have this Fat Daddio's one and it is awesome!! Keep your eyes open I got it last year on Amazon for $12!!!! I could kick myself for not getting more of them at that price, I just thought there must be something wacky about it, but nope, it was the real deal!



Is your Fat Daddio one plastic or iron?

Here is the turntable my sis has and it's really cool. I wonder if after xmas they'll be on sale somewhere.. http://www.amazon.com/Evco-Byzantine-Marble-Lazy-Susan/dp/B000I1WIS8/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259131288&sr=1-17

Cakepro Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 7:16am

I picked up a couple of the iron Fat Daddios turntables when they were at that crazy Amazon price, and to tell the truth, it's my least favorite of all of mine. There's something wrong with it so that nobody where I have it positioned, it turns to a different spot. Bugs the piss out of me! I use all of my Wilton ones all of the time. I have the cast iron Wilton one and all of the others with the exception of the tilting model. I simply use a styrofoam wedge with some rubbery non-slip drawer liner to prevent it from slipping.

andpotts Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 8:16am

Is your Fat Daddio one plastic or iron?

Here is the turntable my sis has and it's really cool. I wonder if after xmas they'll be on sale somewhere.. http://www.amazon.com/Evco-Byzantine-Marble-Lazy-Susan/dp/B000I1WIS8/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259131288&sr=1-17[/quote]

The one I have is iron and it is heavy! Nice smooth & stable rotation. That stinks that yours is wonky cakepro. I do like my Wilton green & white one though, I have heard that the tilting turntable is a waste of money.

zubia Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 9:24am
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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

I had a 55% off at Michaels this week so I bought the Wilton Professional Cake turntable. It was originally 60.00 (yes I know you can't go by that icon_smile.gif. I just opened it and the plate wobbles a little.

Do the ones that you have wobble just a bit? I kinda hate that. I actually had played with one at another store awhile back and wobbled slightly also but I thought it was a flaw in just that ONE, now it seems it's a design flaw (maybe).

I don't want to spend a bunch of money on one because I am a beginner hobbist but I don't want to spend a penny on something that just makes the job harder.

Do any of you have the other cast iron ones, Ateco, Fat Daddio, PME and do they wobble? I would feel for sure the stainless steel one doesn't but that's out of my price range, esp with shipping.

Thanks for any help/info.




I am going off topic ,where did you get that 55% off coupon.I would love those for couple of other things. icon_biggrin.gif

Bunsen Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 10:55am
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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

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Originally Posted by Bunsen

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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

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Originally Posted by Bunsen

I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!


I don't think you can get those here. If so I haven't seen them. My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.



This is what I mean, should be fairly easy to get hold of: http://www.stacksandstacks.com/9-turntable-tv-swivel


That's pretty interesting. I'm going to see if I can find one of those here to check out. Maybe they have one a little bigger than 9". I'm still a bit worried about it being plastic and lighter weight for fear of being bumped but I do want to check them out. I see it has ball bearings. That is what my sisters marble turntable has, I can see them. This Wilton thing...I think for more experienced people the wobble they could overcome but for me I need all the stablity I can get! Heck I am shakey enough on my own when I am doing something.




They are designed to take quite a bit of weight so are stronger than they look. I put a large wooden cutting board on top so it's like having a large work surface that spins.

cherrycakes Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:33pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

I picked up a couple of the iron Fat Daddios turntables when they were at that crazy Amazon price, and to tell the truth, it's my least favorite of all of mine. There's something wrong with it so that nobody where I have it positioned, it turns to a different spot. Bugs the piss out of me! I use all of my Wilton ones all of the time. I have the cast iron Wilton one and all of the others with the exception of the tilting model. I simply use a styrofoam wedge with some rubbery non-slip drawer liner to prevent it from slipping.




My Fat Daddios is exactly the same icon_rolleyes.gif I bought it at the same time as you and it turns beautifully but doesn't stop when I need it to icon_evil.gif My husband constantly asks me how I can work on it -it is a bit of a pain!

JustToEatCake Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 3:11pm
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Originally Posted by zubia

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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

I had a 55% off at Michaels this week so I bought the Wilton Professional Cake turntable. It was originally 60.00 (yes I know you can't go by that icon_smile.gif. I just opened it and the plate wobbles a little.

Do the ones that you have wobble just a bit? I kinda hate that. I actually had played with one at another store awhile back and wobbled slightly also but I thought it was a flaw in just that ONE, now it seems it's a design flaw (maybe).

I don't want to spend a bunch of money on one because I am a beginner hobbist but I don't want to spend a penny on something that just makes the job harder.

Do any of you have the other cast iron ones, Ateco, Fat Daddio, PME and do they wobble? I would feel for sure the stainless steel one doesn't but that's out of my price range, esp with shipping.

Thanks for any help/info.



I am going off topic ,where did you get that 55% off coupon.I would love those for couple of other things. icon_biggrin.gif



There was a 40% off coupon on Sunday and then a 15% off your total order. Our Michaels added them together and gave 55% off. I know some take 40% off then 15% off that amount but our did it the other way. The 15% off your total order was only from 5-9pm this past Sunday. I am sure they'll have it again.

zubia Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 6:40pm

Thanks ,that is good to know .

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 7:51pm

A friend gave me a turntable and I returned it after using it one time. I started out using my stock pot turned upside down and a lazy susan that used to hold baby food and I just cannot get used to anything else. Best thing is that both have fulltime jobs in my kitchen when I am not doing a cake. The Lazy Susan usually sits on my table with condements on it and the stock pot well, in constant use.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 8:36pm

I picked up a solid wood Lazy Susan turntable at IKEA for only $7!!!! If you have an IKEA near you I would go for it, if not you can order it online. It is called a Snudda Lazy Susan.

BTW, you can see the turntable in my pics. It's under most of my cakes.

flourbud Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 11:58pm

HI: My Wilton wobbles too. So I use one I found at Ikea. It is wooden and made to put in the center of your kitchen table for condiments, etc. It is extra large, turns very smoothly, is totally stable and even has rubber grips on the bottom so it never budges. Was only about $10 I think. I LOVE IT.

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