Which Turntable Is Best?

Decorating By DH2008 Updated 29 Nov 2010 , 9:35pm by sccandwbfan

DH2008 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 2:01am
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Asking my DH for a wooden turntable for Xmas and was wondering which is best. Sturdy & can hold some weight for tiered cakes. At least 16 in. What do you guys use? Thanks!

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Tracey2528 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 2:25am
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I have the metal Wilton one, but I don't like it. Not long after I got it it started wobbling. And it was kind of expensive so I'm trying to hold out to get another one. I hear the metal Ateco ones are awesome though.

cakeythings1961 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 2:27am
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This is the one I use:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003A02TR4/?tag=cakecentral-20

It's really heavy duty, and I love that it's reversible.

Tracey2528 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 2:28am
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What do you mean it's reversible?

cakeythings1961 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 2:36am
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Originally Posted by Tracey2528

What do you mean it's reversible?




There's a round side for doing round cakes....flip it over and the round side becomes the base and the rectangular side is up, which is great for doing LARGE sheet cakes! I can put 12x18 sheet cakes on there without having them extend beyond the edge. Very handy. icon_smile.gif

CWR41 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 5:09am
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You can read the reviews in these threads:

Which Cake Turntable??
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-636831-turntable.html

Cake turntables?
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-700075-turntable.html

Please Help Me Choose A Turntable
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-697654-turntable.html

If you search "turntable" I'm sure you can find more, but you can't view past page 1 of the results right now because of the ongoing glitch.

cakelady2266 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 5:47am
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I've had a metal one from Ateco forever. It holds up to everything and no wobbling.

K1976 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 5:50am
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I use a large lazy Susan off wallyworld. I think it was eight or nine bucks.
Also, I hear the plastic one that comes with a nonskid mat made by Ateco is efficient and low cost and came out a winner in the test kitchens.

kathyx1 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 6:14am
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I use a 'lazy susan' I bought at Ikea. Actually, I've just bought another one they work so well!

cakeythings1961 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by kathyx1

I use a 'lazy susan' I bought at Ikea. Actually, I've just bought another one they work so well!




Yes, they do work well and are a "best buy" in my book! I bought one for each of my daughters. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90074483#

DH2008 Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 4:41pm
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Thanks for the tips! Does the Ikea one hold a lot of weight? I was JUST there Saturday.

Joshua_Alan Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 7:03pm
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I'm a HUGE fan of my Ateco turntable. That thing will hold a ton and turns like a dream!

leily Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by Joshua_Alan

I'm a HUGE fan of my Ateco turntable. That thing will hold a ton and turns like a dream!




same here!! when i worked in a bakery that's what we had and they lasted for YEARS, even being dropped on a hard surface if they slipped off the counter (a couple of the counters weren't level that we used) I had the wilton metal one for awhile but it didn't always turn consitently. I invested in the Ateco one and it turns like a dream.

sccandwbfan Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 9:35pm
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I received the Wilton tiltable one for Christmas last year and it works good for turning and tilting, but be careful because I've heard others say that there cake slid off. I've never had that happen. The thing that I don't like about it is that it doesn't stay level. It tilts to the side just enough to make you think that your cake is not level. Sweetwise in Nashville sells the one that some of the others mentioned, round reversible to rectangle. I think it's about $60, but I haven't looked it in a while.

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