ajwonka Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 5:52pm
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I want to get a clay extruder. Any advice on things to look for/avoid? Specific brands? Good place to buy? Thanks!

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Kaytecake Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 7:24pm
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I don't know what your budget will allow, but there is a wide range of products out there. The first extruder I bought was the one with the push plunger but it was too difficult to use because of my arthritis. I have looked at others and since caking is only a hobby, I got the Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder with a twist top. Much easier on my hands! Good selection of discs, too.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/search.php?search=clay+extruder&searchimage.x=33&searchimage.y=11

If you plan on heavy use, then you might be interested in a heavy duty model-Industrial Klay Extruder with a squeeze handle

http://www.shop.thecakecottage.net/product.sc?productId=81&categoryId=2

Hope that helps you find what you need. icon_smile.gif

fruitsnack Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 7:35pm
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I recently got the Makins one that Kaytecake linked to, and I love it. I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the clay section.

jo3d33 Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 7:38pm
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I have the one in the first link. I love it. I got mine at globalsugarart.com

LisaPeps Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 8:37pm
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Avoid the ones that look like this

http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Sugarpaste_Extruder.html

It's very difficult to push the fondant through unless you break it down with shortening to a soggy mess.

HTH

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