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post #1 of 38
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I had a 55% off at Michaels this week so I bought the Wilton Professional Cake turntable. It was originally 60.00 (yes I know you can't go by that icon_smile.gif. I just opened it and the plate wobbles a little.

Do the ones that you have wobble just a bit? I kinda hate that. I actually had played with one at another store awhile back and wobbled slightly also but I thought it was a flaw in just that ONE, now it seems it's a design flaw (maybe).

I don't want to spend a bunch of money on one because I am a beginner hobbist but I don't want to spend a penny on something that just makes the job harder.

Do any of you have the other cast iron ones, Ateco, Fat Daddio, PME and do they wobble? I would feel for sure the stainless steel one doesn't but that's out of my price range, esp with shipping.

Thanks for any help/info.
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post #2 of 38
My husband bought the Wilton one for me for Mother's day. It wobbled, so we took it back to the store, and opened the other two they had in stock and tried them, and they all wobbled. So I gave up on the Wilton one.
post #3 of 38
Wilton, sucks!

Omg, I can't even tell you how bad, wilton sucks!

It tilts, that's a good thing. My cakes actually slide off.
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post #4 of 38
I have it-it does wobble, but it still gets the job done. I've used it for about 2 years and it's fine, really. Not perfect, but perfectly fine!
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post #5 of 38
I use the Fat Daddio Cast Iron turntable. It's solid as a rock, no wobble at all.

They're about $60 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Daddios-Professional-Decorating-Turntable/dp/B0017Z25AK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1259124257&sr=8-7
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post #6 of 38
I forgot to mention in my other post that all I use is the raised plastic one that Wilton makes...I think it's about a ten dollar model. Anyhow, it will hold a 14" round with no problems, or a 10" and 6" tiered with no problems. No wobbling and it turns nicely.

Someday I'll probably upgrade to the Fat Daddio one but for now my plastic one does the job.
post #7 of 38
Yes- wobble, tilt, wobble!

I have had mine for about a year, and I use it sometimes. However I am starting to use it less and less. . . don't waste your money, get a better one.
post #8 of 38
If you are talking about the one that does angles.

Don't buy it.

Cakes slide off.
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post #9 of 38
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The one I got doesn't tilt. It's just a cast iron one that looks like Fat Daddios. I guess it is a design flaw. I'm going to look to see how much I can get a better one for with shipping and take this back. It's a shame though because it cost me less than 30.00. I'm scared to get the plastic ones because I have a reallllllllyyyy tiny apartment kitchen (something like 12 sq ft) and I am scared of it getting bumped off the counter without much weight to it.
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post #10 of 38
I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!
post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by Bunsen

I use a tv turntable - like 2 discs of plastic with ballbearings in between, the kind you put under a portable tv - cost $5 and works a treat!


I don't think you can get those here. If so I haven't seen them. My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.
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post #12 of 38
I have that turntable and I hate it. The only time I use it is when my other one is also in use. I also think it's to tall. I use the raised white plastic one that Wilton makes to. Can't believe I paid so much for that dang thing.
post #13 of 38
Yes, mine wobbles, too. I use the cheapie Wilton $10 most of the time - but it doesn't roll smoothly all the way around sometimes, so if you're doing a ruffle or something, it can kind of throw you off. I need a better one, but haven't wanted to spend the extra money.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by JustToEatCake

My sister has a really cool marble turntable about 17" and it works nice but she won't let me keep it..lol..she uses it in her kitchen. It was actually a cheese server or something she got for 5.00!!! But she got it awhile back.



You might look for one of those at Ross, they don't have stuff like that all the time but sometimes they do icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 38
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Thanks I'll check at Ross. I've never been there. I did find this website that seems to have some pretty good deals. I wonder who makes the stainless steel one they show.
http://www.bridgekitchenware.com/browse.cfm/pastry-equipment/decorating-equipment/stands/2,530.html

Actually that was supposed to be "my sisters turntable is about 12" not 17".
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