metria Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 11:21pm
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My co-worker and I are both learning how to use airbrushes (him for plastic models, me for the same + cake decorating ... don't worry, I use different airbrushes!).  In his research it was suggested he purchase the Iwata Airbrush Table-Top Cleaning Station.  He seems to like it a lot and I was wondering if anyone in the cake-world uses it.

 

http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/accessories/table-top-cleaning-station/

 

 

 

Does anyone have this product or something similar?  Do you think it's worth it for cake decorating?  I do understand how to clean an airbrush without this!  I was just wondering if someone thinks it's an incredible time-saver or totally worth it, etc.

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Annabakescakes Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 12:08am
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AI have never used it, but I saw someone in a YouTube video use it and thought it looked very handy. I had an airbrush model that snapped off and it was nothing to just walk over to the sink and spray it out, but now I have one that screws on, and it is a PITB to unscrew it, and screw it back on, so I am definitely interested in getting something.... How much is that?

metria Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 2:53am
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$17.40 on amazon.com ... not too bad, right?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Iwata-Medea-NAC-201-Cleaning-Station/dp/B000VADIVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1359427974&sr=1-1

Annabakescakes Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 3:17am
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ANot bad at all! I read that it is heavy enough to use as a stand, as well. That is handy. I ran across this video when researching though ;-) http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=pTPxp647Zac&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpTPxp647Zac

LisaBerczel Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 3:33am
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IMO - it's just another piece of equipment that needs to be cleaned at the end of the day - and is more limiting than a plastic grocery bag taped to the counter edge.

 

I can go through a lot of grocery bags for $17.

 

PS: I have one collecting dust somewhere in my studio.....

metria Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 3:47am
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Good point!  Thanks, Lisa; I know you're pro!  I'll see you around That Takes The Cake in Austin in a few weeks!  :)  Hurray for recycling!

LisaBerczel Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 11:37pm
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Glad to be helpful.

 

And I'm looking forward to Austin!

Just hoping I can get my entry there in one piece.

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