Ballymena Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 6:00pm
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I need a new turntable, mine is getting a bit shaky. So far any I have looked at have a bit of give in them therefore don't sit perfectly level with weight on them. Any recommendations? Has anyone tried the Wilton tilting or the Professional?

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pamfleagle Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 6:53pm
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I have the little Wilton turntable (only stands about 1" off table) and I love it (I actually have 2 of them) - this is a great turntable for all size cakes.

I just got a new turntable made by Ateco, it has Ateco 612 stamped on it. I love it - it is about 4" off of the table. This is very sturdy and well-made. My husband bought it for me for my birthday, I think he paid about $69. Hope this helps...

tiggy2 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 7:43pm
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I have the Wilton Professional and it's crap, it's wobbles and doesn't spin smoothly. I got the Fat Daddio's one and I LOVE it!

Win Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 7:55pm
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I don't have anything professional, but I do have two (different) wooden lazy susans that make fantastic turntables --the ball bearings are so smooth... They have large bases and hold a lot of weight. Just an "out of the box" suggestion in case you don't want to spend a lot of money.

allkidzmom1 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:01pm
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I don't have anything professional, but I do have two (different) wooden lazy susans that make fantastic turntables --the ball bearings are so smooth... They have large bases and hold a lot of weight. Just an "out of the box" suggestion in case you don't want to spend a lot of money.




Where did you find the wooden turn table if you don't mind me asking. I have been looking for one and unable to find it anywhere. TIA

Christy0722 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:18pm
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I have the Wilton Tilting Turntable and it's excellent for working on the sides of the cake. It has the rubber not-slip top and the cakes don't slip! Sometimes it's actually a little difficult sliding the cake off! It can get a little wobbly when there is a heavy cake on top but it works pretty decent.

tiggy2 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:30pm
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I have the Wilton Tilting Turntable and it's excellent for working on the sides of the cake. It has the rubber not-slip top and the cakes don't slip! Sometimes it's actually a little difficult sliding the cake off! It can get a little wobbly when there is a heavy cake on top but it works pretty decent.



I just put a piece of non skid shelf liner on top of my Fat Daddios and nothing moves icon_smile.gif I've heard of the tilting turntables coming loose and cakes falling off of them.

djs328 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:39pm
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I have the Wilton Tilting Turntable and it's excellent for working on the sides of the cake. It has the rubber not-slip top and the cakes don't slip! Sometimes it's actually a little difficult sliding the cake off! It can get a little wobbly when there is a heavy cake on top but it works pretty decent.


I just put a piece of non skid shelf liner on top of my Fat Daddios and nothing moves icon_smile.gif I've heard of the tilting turntables coming loose and cakes falling off of them.




I have also...which makes me afraid of getting one, as handy as it would be!
I have the cheapy Wilton one and I put a large wooden board on it (1/2 sheet size) for support, on top of the rubber non-slip mat and it works fine for now...dreaming of getting a nicer one, someday!! (Maybe if Maryland makes it legal for me to sell cakes I'll take the plunge! LOL!)

Win Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:39pm
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I don't have anything professional, but I do have two (different) wooden lazy susans that make fantastic turntables --the ball bearings are so smooth... They have large bases and hold a lot of weight. Just an "out of the box" suggestion in case you don't want to spend a lot of money.



Where did you find the wooden turn table if you don't mind me asking. I have been looking for one and unable to find it anywhere. TIA




Mine are from IKEA.

Edited to add that I think, I think, I paid 7.99... One of my best purchases ever!

allkidzmom1 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:47pm
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I don't have anything professional, but I do have two (different) wooden lazy susans that make fantastic turntables --the ball bearings are so smooth... They have large bases and hold a lot of weight. Just an "out of the box" suggestion in case you don't want to spend a lot of money.



Where did you find the wooden turn table if you don't mind me asking. I have been looking for one and unable to find it anywhere. TIA



Mine are from IKEA.

Edited to add that I think, I think, I paid 7.99... One of my best purchases ever!




Thank you so much!!

Ballymena Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 11:31pm

Thanks everyone, that answers my question. I will have a look for the Fat Daddio one, I know they have very good cake pans. I have the turntable from IKEA, it was $9.99 here in Canada, it's good for the large cakes but still has a slight wiggle. I level my cakes while they are on the counter but still feel like it's a bit crooked though it's only the turntable's slight tilt that makes them look that way. I would like to have one that is rock solid.

JustToEatCake Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 1:29am
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I don't have anything professional, but I do have two (different) wooden lazy susans that make fantastic turntables --the ball bearings are so smooth... They have large bases and hold a lot of weight. Just an "out of the box" suggestion in case you don't want to spend a lot of money.



Where did you find the wooden turn table if you don't mind me asking. I have been looking for one and unable to find it anywhere. TIA



Mine are from IKEA.

Edited to add that I think, I think, I paid 7.99... One of my best purchases ever!



Thank you so much!!



Because of you all mentioning the lazy susan from Ikea I put it on my xmas list and I rec'd it! I now have the wilton cheap one and the Ikea one...oh and BTW the Ikea one is called a Snooda. Weird name but that's what they call it and yes they are 7.99 in the states.

kimbm04r Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 2:07am

I went to Menards and got the turntable bearing and my husband made me a corian turntable with it. The bearing unit will handle 1000 pounds so I don't think I will even have to large of a cake for it to handle. hehehe

leah_s Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 2:33am

As far as professional turntables, Ateco, Bakery Crafts, the old line, been around forever companies make great ones.

Anything W is more than likely crap. There have been soooo many reports of cakes falling off those cray W tilting turntables.

Kitagrl Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 2:45am

Mine is Ateco...love it.

Rebealuvsweets Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 2:46am

Oh man, I just got the Wilton professional turntable 2 days ago. Had the 50% off Michael's coupon. It was $35.00 plus tax. Now, I am wondering if it is a waste of money since it is not as good as I thought it would be icon_cry.gif

custard79 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 2:55am

I use a wooden lazy susan. Its the best!!! holds alot of weight and turns super smooth. Best this is i think I only paid $20 for it!!

icingimages Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 3:16am

Check out the cake wheel, one of my customers created it and it is a very versital wheel. It is more expensive, but you get what you pay for. I think the website is www.thecakewheel.com She was just on Ultimate Cake Show with it and it was used in that show that aired on Feb 8th

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