I'm trying to decide between two cake lifters and can't quite make up my mind. So I thought I'd ask here just in case someone has experience with one or both of these. The models I am looking at are the Fat Daddio Cake Lifter/Jumbo Spatula and the NordicWare Cake Lifter.
Both are comparable in price. I was pretty much set on the Fat Daddio model after seeing the America's Test Kitchen/Cooks Illustrated reviews, then I saw the NordicWare one which seems equally nice. It is also made in the US, which I like.
Here are links for reference:
Not what you asked but....
I got the Wilton one from Joanns. I used a 50% coupon (which they always have) and got it for $5. Works great. Best $5 I've spent on cake tools.
Some tools, you get what you pay for. For cake lifters, cheap is good.
once again not what you asked but i think there's a theme running in this thread : ) (junkies started it!)
this is about the largest one and it's $22 but it doubles as a cookie sheet that stays flat -- never warps in the oven which you can hardly put a price on right?
however they have smaller ones i think there's a 10x15 that's under twelve bucks -- the one i linked to is 15x18 -- could move the biggest layer ever on that puppy -- but i mean i usually use just a random cardboard circle for this job when torting and filling --
then for stacking tiers i just pick them up with hands (used to anyhow) use an icing spatula to coax it up off the table voila
in my career i've never used a big cake spatula like that -- so can't opine on your original question --
best to you
but if i was gonna buy one online i'd get the nordic ware the other one is squared off a bit -- probably not a full 10" both ways -- i don't think you could go wrong with either one
I have the Nordic Ware one. Used it couple times and didn`t like it. It is something about about the handle. I am using Wilton square one.
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I'm just beginning really at cake decorating and I really didn't know if i needed a lifter, as I only do this as a hobby or if family/friends ask me to make a cake for a birthday or something. Though with my latest endeavor (2 tier cake with a 3 8-inch layers as the base and a 6 inch double barrel on top of that) I figured I need one.
Natka81--that is a great point about the handle and something I hadn't considered until you brought it up. I need to go look at the Wilton one now and factor that into my decision too.