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Duff's Airbrush Machine

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I was at Michael's today and saw that they are now carrying Duff's Airbrush Machines. I'm not a professional baker and wondered if anyone knows anything about it. I tried to look to see if there were any reviews on his website and it's not even a product that is available until June. The specifications are: Nozzle Diameter : .04mm; Fluid Cup Capacity: 2cc; Voltage: 12V. I would like an airbrush to experiment, but I don't know what to look for. Thanks for your help and I love CC website.

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post #2 of 53
I saw that myself today while I was looking at all the new Wilton stuff for fondant and gum paste, I also would like to hear if anyone has had any experience with it.
post #3 of 53
Me too! Been thinking of getting an airbrush and didn't know if I needed to get one specifically for cake decorating or if I could just use any airbrush. How much did Duff's cost?
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post #4 of 53
At my Michael's today it was $129, I didn't pay attention to how much the colors for it were. Of course I never buy anything full price at Michael's they always have a 40% off coupon.
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Don't get sucked in by the name. His artwork is awesome and cake decorating is more popular than ever but there are companies out there that have been around for years and may have a good quality product that doesn't carry as much of a price tag because of a name. I bought a kopykake airbrush system 20 plus years ago and am still using the same guns. I did get a bigger compressor a few years back so I could use more airbrushes at one time. I don't know they might all be in the same price range. The important things to remember are; you want an OIL-LESS COMPRESSOR that you can regulate the airflow on, that plugs into a 110. if you get one you can't regulate and the pressure is too strong you'll end up blowing your frosting around. You can usually buy airbrush coloring from any place you buy cake decorating supplies. google airbrush systems or machines just make sure they are food grade.
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post #6 of 53
I purchased another airbrush and am now selling it because I want one that I can regulate the air at the compressor instead of the dual action pen. But personally I think the duff stuff is WAY overpriced, I had to purchase a bottle of pearl on a last minute OMG I need some for this cake kind of thing. For a bottle the size of a small americolor gel color bottle I paid FIVE Bucks. If I had time to order or go to a cake store I could have gotten a 4.5 or even 9 ounce bottle for not much more. My big thing is DOOOOO the research before you spend the money. Because I did not care for the dual action pen I am selling mine and upgrading more then likey to a KopyKake.
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Ok look those of you who have hubbies who own air compressors, or if YOU just happen to have one... an air compressor is an air compressor. My "tim the tool man" hubby has a big air compressor for blowing up tires and air tools (he doesn't even have the air tools???) anyway it's been sitting around collecting dust. Not anymore 'cause his resident cake diva just took it over! then you might want (if you are like me and do not care for LOUD noise while your working, an air tank which can be purchased different places different sizes, and lastly the regulator and the airbrush. Now if you do not have a "tim the tool man" at your house then ok get the coupon and go to micheals. But I know a lot of you all have hubbies at home and there may already be an air compressor there you never thought of pairing with a regulator and airbrush.
post #8 of 53
i hadn't see it before so i went to look it up, so here it is if anyone else wanted to see it
http://www.michaels.com/Duff%E2%84%A2-Airbrush-Machine/bk0730,default,pd.html?start=14&cgid=products-bakeware-duffgoldman
post #9 of 53
The only problem with using your husbands compressor is first is it Oil-less, if not oil can get in the airline and be sprayed out with your aircolor unless you have a filter on it. Also some of these are known to heat air and so they may add water to your color. So I would definatly be careful with using just any workshop aircompressor. Plus personally most of them are huge and I want something that I can move on my own. But to each their own, because I totally agree with finding a way to repurpose husbands stuff, he has so much of it out there that never gets used.
post #10 of 53
I've been decorating cakes for about year now and just ventured into the airbrushing phase, Uh-oh, lol. With my 40% off and my timely income tax, I bought the Duff airbrush. I"ll let ya'll know how it goes.
post #11 of 53
Can't wait to find out how it does for you somethindifferent

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post #12 of 53
Wait, one of you is saying that you want an oil-less compressor and the other is saying that's a problem...now I'm confused. My DH has a compressor that's small enough that I can move it around easy enough and I can control the pressure on it. Any other thoughts on oil-less?
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post #13 of 53
I have my own air compressor with a one gallon tank from a previous life. I bought an air brush at HL (40%off). I've only used it a couple of times, and it worked well, but.... the compressor is so noisy and takes up my kitchen when I have it out!

I have been wondering about getting one of the small compressors only. I know about a year ago some were buying a set at Harbour Freight (?), and I think there is one nearby now. Any other ideas on where to get the adjustable compressor only, no brush?
post #14 of 53
You don't want an air compressor that requires oil for the reasons mentioned by sunset 74. Not all compressors, small, large or industrial size require oil. So DH compressor could work just fine. I am simply saying when shopping around make sure what you are looking at are oil-less so you're not taking the chance of tainting your cake. :0)
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I see. I just reread the post again and I see that sundet74 is saying oil-less IS the way to go. Got a little confused there and thought sunset74 was saying you wanted one with oil. Gotcha! Thanks!

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