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make a warming box for pulled sugar?

post #1 of 45
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does anyone have instructions for making a warming box .... that uses pvc pipe and heavy plastic or something on that order.. have taken a class about a year and half ago.. and several demos at ices convention. want to start playing with it. and see what i can do.. could someone help me with these instructions.. pictures if you have ,etc. tia
post #2 of 45
I found this:
http://blog.josephhall.com/2006/07/sugar-warming-box.html
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post #3 of 45
I made one--will update later--gotta get ready for work--easy peasy though.
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post #4 of 45
basic support design concept
http://www.thehomemarketplace.com/HomeMarketPlace/Shopping/ProductDetail.aspx?CID=Clearance&SCID=Clearance&ProductID=0000145001&SiteNum=0&siteID=WUqD6wTpSTg-3Em4dIKnBosP4J60uLB11g

(could even just buy an over sinks self and put longer legs - dowels - on it)

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attache 1 or two of these to bottom:
http://www.electronicplus.com/images/products/659-SP.jpg

or

clamp two (for balance) of these (1 to each side)

http://electrical.hardwarestore.com/12-35-clamp-lights.aspx

add heat lamps and there you have it.

if make legs so easily removed, whole thing could break down really small.

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of course could go to a second hand restaurant supply and buy a used buffet heat lamp set up.
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post #5 of 45
You have some good information already

--all I did--well after I tried a more elaborate plan involving drilling into plexiglas and attaching piano hinges or whatever--see when I backed the drill out of the plexiglas it often cracked it--sometimes it didn't crack--but it was enough to break my heart so I came up with a real easy plan.

Use the wide clear shipping tape to tape the plexiglas pieces together.

I cut a hole in of the top piece of plexiglas and just stuck my heat lamp in there--no worries--I put a dimmer switch on mine.

I did reinforce the top piece with a piece of foamcore because over time it cracked a little--but it's perfect.

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i couldn,t find this thread again.. doug.... led me back to it.. thank you all for your help..
post #7 of 45
The red heat lamps are easier on your eyes--the clear ones blind you.
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What are the benefits to the warming box vs food heating lamps? I saw both at the convention. One think I liked about the heating lamp set ups was the light bulb was covered so it wasn't glaring at you.

I bought the isomalt, and the start up kit, with the alcohol lamp, blowing tube and some precooked sugar blocks. I still need to find some cotton gloves that fit my small hands. Trying to figure out the best place localy to find those, and come up with the heating source either the box or lamp. I'm curious and scared to try it!!
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

What are the benefits to the warming box vs food heating lamps? I saw both at the convention. One think I liked about the heating lamp set ups was the light bulb was covered so it wasn't glaring at you.

I bought the isomalt, and the start up kit, with the alcohol lamp, blowing tube and some precooked sugar blocks. I still need to find some cotton gloves that fit my small hands. Trying to figure out the best place localy to find those, and come up with the heating source either the box or lamp. I'm curious and scared to try it!!



Not sure what you mean--the box creates a little 'room' where you can control the temperature of the air that is heated by the heat lamp.

Heat lamps costs a few bucks at the hardware store or Home Depot type places. There's no magic to it other than creating an environment for the sugar to stay the correct temperature.

Those 'boxes' they sell on Chef Rubber & chichi places for hunnerds & hunnerds of dollars? No need for that. It's crazy.
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

What are the benefits to the warming box vs food heating lamps? I saw both at the convention. One think I liked about the heating lamp set ups was the light bulb was covered so it wasn't glaring at you.

I bought the isomalt, and the start up kit, with the alcohol lamp, blowing tube and some precooked sugar blocks. I still need to find some cotton gloves that fit my small hands. Trying to figure out the best place localy to find those, and come up with the heating source either the box or lamp. I'm curious and scared to try it!!



if you mean these:
http://catalog.carlislefsp.com/kitchenacces/heatlamps.html
OR
https://www.shopatdean.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=170&idproduct=979

PRICE!

cheaper to make at home. can use any kind of metal lamp with a socket that can take the heat these light produce.

box is just to keep the heat in and drafts off
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post #11 of 45
Which by saying heat lamp I mean a certain type of light bulb is all that is. I don't know about the food lamps you are mentioning--you can go to your local hard ware store & get the red heat lamp light bulb and go get the aluminum shield for it that has the ceramic socket that you screw the bulb into and away you go.

You need a nice fan--I've got a 14" tall tower type fan--no need for those pricey pet hair dryers. Plastic gloves work great--cotton gloves that they sell for chocolate work are what some people use.

You need silpats to pour your stuff onto.

And you need a blow torch.
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post #12 of 45
The blow torch is the funnest part.

fshhhhooOOOMmmmmmmmmmm

bwoowahahahahaha
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"funnest"

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grammar penalty!

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five minute time out from using blow torch
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Originally Posted by Doug

"funnest"

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grammar penalty!

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five minute time out from using blow torch



I can't take it!! My punishment is too severe!!!

I know better!! I meant more funner I did I did!!!


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post #15 of 45
My brother is going to build the box so I guess I'm going that route.

By the food heating lamps I meant heating lamps that also had a warming tray under them. I saw a couple of them in use at the convention.

I want the cotton gloves to help reduce the risk of burning myself. I'll need all the help I can get there.

Thanks for your replies.
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