What Is A Good Brand Of Turntable ?

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george101 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 4:23pm
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Hi 

Looking for a good , solid,  reliable turntable. ( for heavy 12 " cakes  and smaller )

Do they need to tilt for pipping , or is it just as easy to be upright.?

Worried tilting will affect stability

Any recommendations , ?

Thanks

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gbbaker Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 5:40pm
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I have an Ateco pedestal turning decorating stand, but my favorite to use is a wooden IKEA lazy susan, it's great for large cakes.

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Smckinney07 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 5:41pm
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AThis is from Indy Debs website, towards the middle of the page is a review of a turntable that she recommends.

http://www.cateritsimple.blogspot.com/

I'm planning on ordering this one, I hate the one I have it's just too flimsy but it was a cheap replacement. I don't know about the tilting kinds, I saw the one Wilton has and thought about purchasing it but I worried about the same thing. I'd put the money into a nice one, otherwise you'll end up with a few unstable turntables. There's also one from Ateco (I think that's the brands name) it seems very sturdy and durable.

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Smckinney07 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 5:43pm
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AThat's what IndyDebs link is to, it's a nice lazy susan with a ceramic type top! I was using my aunts but she took it back and I've been looking for another one for ages!

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gbbaker Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 5:50pm
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Here's a link for the IKEA lazy susan 

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90074483/

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ellavanilla Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 6:38pm
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i also have an ateco. its had 16 years of use and is still the same. the base is heavy/sturdy and there has never been any rust on  it.

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SanDiegoBeautifulCakes Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 7:02pm
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We use the Ateco 12" and 18" cast iron base turntables. It is difficult to find the 18" size. But buy all you can when you do.

 

Andrew

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george101 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 9:44pm
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Thanks

I was looking at the Fat Diddio's  Pro  12 "  with a cast iron base and an aluminium top ( Ball Bearing turn ) seems to have very good reviews and sold out in a lot of online stores.

Will now hunt down the ateco,

Thanks for your help.

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liz at sugar Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 10:15pm
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Another vote for Ateco!

 

Liz
 

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 11:41pm
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Thanks I was looking at the Fat Diddio's  Pro  12 "  with a cast iron base and an aluminium top ( Ball Bearing turn ) seems to have very good reviews and sold out in a lot of online stores. Will now hunt down the ateco, Thanks for your help.

That's mine! LOVE IT.

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lorieleann Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 12:01am
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I love the Fat Daddio's with the ball bearings.  I have the center spike Ateco and when there is considerable weight on it, it looses speed enough not to make a full revolution without another push/pull.  The FD one will keep turning. 

 

I have the IKEA wood one, and I don't know if I have an off one, but I get a wobble and it isn't engineered to stay level. Not that I'd expect a >$10 turntable to be able to stand up to a level, but this is not a precision tool.

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