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Need to vent! wilton tilting turn table

post #1 of 35
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I have about had it with this damn thing! icon_mad.gif This is the 3rd time now that I have been working on a cake and then the cake slides right off. Today I was working on my dad's birthday cake and the cake slid right down, luckfully i was able to catch it and with minimal damage. It ticks me off cause that turntable was not cheap and it doesn't work for crap! Plus it causes extra work when I have to try and repair something. UGGGHHH icon_cry.gif Thanks for letting me vent!
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post #2 of 35
I am sorry you have had problems with that, but am thankful you have mentioned it. I have been debating about getting it for the past couple of day with my 50% off coupon, but was wondering if it reallt worked. Now I know and will just stick to my regular turn table.
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post #3 of 35
Try putting a non skid kitchen mat under your turn turn table. You could cut it to fit.
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post #4 of 35
You are not alone in your disgust for this turntable. icon_smile.gif I was about to buy it before I ran across a thread about it. I can safely say that it was one of the most hated purchases by many. Sorry about your cake!!!!

Angie
post #5 of 35
I've had the same problem with this turntable. icon_mad.gif Luckily, like you, the damage was minimal and I was able to save it. I am now much more cautious when I use it and I also use a small non-skid mat (like the kind you find with the contact paper) between the turntable and the cake as regymusic suggested. I have to add, that I don't use the tilting feature much because of this. icon_sad.gif Kind of defeats the purpose of buying this turntable! thumbsdown.gif
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post #6 of 35
I had just bought my turntable, when I read the thread about how awful it was, cakes sliding, etc! Mine is still in the box..needs to go back. You are not alone in you disgust with this product icon_mad.gif
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post #7 of 35
I had begged for the Professional (heavy) Wilton turntable for Christmas a couple of years ago. Cost $60.00. Got it and hate it. It wobbles horribly, so I just keep using my $10.00 plastic one. I feel an Ebay sell coming on with the Professional turntable.
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post #8 of 35
Well, I guess I will jump in here...I LOVE my turntable and couldn't ice a cake without it! It is so convenient for making for a smooth icing around the cake, piping borders and even used it for a sheet cake (tilted). I've used my tilting turntable for all the cakes I have made and have had nothing but good experiences with it. Thanks for letting me share!
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post #9 of 35
When Bought that turntable and took it to wilton class my instructor told me--NO Take that Back--Get the Metal one.! Which I promptly did. The tilting one is no good for icing cakes--it doesn't spin freely--, only for decorating sides in a manner you can't do with the cake upright, like lambeth method stuff.

I think that for the price the tilting turntable should be a lot better quality than it is.
post #10 of 35
I'm with Samsgranny. I LOVE my Wilton Tilting Turntable. Never had a problem with it in any way!
post #11 of 35
I have one too, and have only used it a couple of times. I bought it mainly to do basketweave, so it would be higher and so I could tilt it. I used it once for this and loved it. I used it another time and the cake slid, like the others said. It wasnt the cake board that slid, it was the cake sliding off of the cake board. Yikes. I am a little scared to use it again, but maybe if I just tried securing the cake better to the board. dunno.
post #12 of 35
I have a lazy susan turntable that works great. Almost certain it was from Wal-mart but not sure as I received as a Christmas gift.
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post #13 of 35
Oh I thought I was the only one who hated this turntable. I so want a new one. I'm sick of going to pick it up and the top lifts off. I have lost a cake I was doing while it was tilted. I thought I had it tilted to high even thought it didn't seem like it was.

I will never use mine to tilt again.

My turn table wobbles all the time. I hate it!

I want a nice one. Going to Cake Camp and I hope to find one there that the pros use.
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post #14 of 35
I have the $10 plastic one, it works great, nothing fancy, just what I need it for! I was tempted on getting the tilting one, thanks for letting us know!! So sorry to hear about your cakes, I would be hating it too if it had happend to me! As somebody mentioned, sell it on ebay, you'll be able to recup some of your money! Good luck!
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post #15 of 35
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the no skid mat is a great idea. Thing that torks me is it was not cheap and it is supposed to me no skid. I think i will go back to my metal turntable and be done with this one! icon_smile.gif
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