So I am finally going to get an Agbay after being on the fence for quite some time :) My question is - there are so many different ones... which one do you recommend please?
The biggest cake I've done is 14 inches round.Â
Here's a link to their products for reference -Â http://www.agbayproducts.com/products.html
AThere are really only 4 from which to goose. There are 2 sizes & each comes sinle or double blades.
I purchased the large single blade & am very happy. I do have to adjust the blade since I cut the top & middle but it's a nice starter. It's also upgrade able so I can add the double blade once I save enough money.
To me, it's a waste to purchase the small. Yes it's fine or most cakes, but what happens we you have a 14", 16", or 18"? I find the large a better investment.
I also have the large single blade.Â Takes a little practice to get the hang of it (and adapt to different density cakes), but I absolutely love it.Â I got the bigger one b/c you never know when you need a larger size and I didnt want to end up buying 2.
I've got the larger double blade model.Â Love it.Â Will be using it tonight to level and tortÂ 8 6" rounds.Â
I have the large single blade Agbay and I love it. Â I didn't think too big would ever be a problem, and I didn't want to regret not getting a bigger one when that large cake came up. Â The smaller one may measure 12", but it won't level a 12" cake, because of the sawing motion needed, so that's pretty limiting. Â I have also found that I like to level in from the sides to the center sometimes to avoid knocking off edges and or cutting fingers. Â The larger blade allows you to come in at an angle and to come at those bigger sheet cakes from all sides. Â I have never tried the double blade and can't compare, but I have also never wished I had it. Â It is so easy to cut and adjust, 2 cuts is not a big deal. I figured I could get the double blade if I wanted it, but never have. Â HTH
I just looked at the website - It looks like adding on the double blade after the fact, only costs $5 more plus extra shipping possibly over buying it up front. (for the larger one) So not much to lose by waiting if you are not sure. Â
Love my single bladed AGBAY, can't live without it.Â I did purchase the styro cutting blade and have used it a few times to decrease the height of styro dummies when needed.Â Slick and precise.
I have the large double blade and I just love it!!!!! It makes slicing the cake sooo easy and smooth. It's a really good investment!
I have the large single blade and I really love it.Â I think I will upgrade it to add the second blade.Â To level and torte at the same time would be pretty nice.
I bought the single blade and wish I had gone ahead and bought the double blade. Â I am saving so I can upgrade and add the second blade. Â Funny thing is, all my cake toy money keeps getting spent on my grandson. Â Â
AThanks for the input everyone! I think I'll get the single blade large one then... The $195 one :) Thanks!