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Which turntable do you prefer?

Poll Results: Which do you like?

 
  • 25% (2)
    short one
  • 75% (6)
    tall one
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I am making turntables. I can't decide if they should be 1 1/2" high or if I should add a base which would make them around 5". I have seen both out in the market but want to know what decorators prefer? I haven't finished cutting the base into a circle yet so ignore looks. Just pay attention to height. Thank you for your help...

 

post #2 of 16

Offer both? Often, potential customers look at a product and think, "Do I want to buy it?" But give them a choice and they think, "Which one should I buy?"

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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

great suggestion...

post #4 of 16
I say both also. I have a tall cast iron ateco, and a short huge diameter lazy Susan.i use them both constantly. They have different purposes. The necessity for both is the same. icon_smile.gif

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post #5 of 16
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I was thinking $25 for the short one and $40 for the tall. They have the ball bearings and are rated to 300 lbs. As a consumer, would you be willing to pay that?

post #6 of 16
What is the diameter? If the short one is large enough, I will be your first client icon_wink.gif and the price is right I think.

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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

13". It seemed around 12 or 13" was standard. I have 2 Wilton stands and they are both crap. The one with the green rubber feet worked really good for a coupe of months and I liked it because it had a locking mechanism. But the last few cakes it has been kind of sticking...I'm also considering attacking rubber to the bottoms to keep them from sliding although they don't seem to when playing with them...

post #8 of 16
I prefer the high ones, but I agree sell both.
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post #9 of 16

Definitely offer both.   I prefer the higher ones - easier to get eye level when needed.

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

Well I am keeping this one since it isn't perfect. I want to test this one out a bit before offering them for sale. I just need someone who weighs 300 lbs to stand on it with one leg and let me spin them for a coupe of hours...lol

post #11 of 16
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Well I am keeping this one since it isn't perfect. I want to test this one out a bit before offering them for sale. I just need someone who weighs 300 lbs to stand on it with one leg and let me spin them for a coupe of hours...lol


I seriously just icon_biggrin.gif laughed!
When your ready to sell, let me know! I do huge wedding cakes and am always looking for low, weight bearing turn tables.

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post #12 of 16
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Just keep checking my website in my signature line. I do not discuss sales here out of respect for the CC guidelines. I am flattered by your interest.

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post
 

I am making turntables. I can't decide if they should be 1 1/2" high or if I should add a base which would make them around 5". I have seen both out in the market but want to know what decorators prefer? I haven't finished cutting the base into a circle yet so ignore looks. Just pay attention to height. Thank you for your help...

 

 

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I was thinking $25 for the short one and $40 for the tall. They have the ball bearings and are rated to 300 lbs. As a consumer, would you be willing to pay that?

 

I love the tall turntable, especially the mix of thick with thin wood design. I can see using them as pedestal display stands, not just as a decorating turntable.

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post #14 of 16
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I wish they had some type of locking mechanism. I would be worried the whole time that they would turn with a display cake if someone bumped the table. Ballbearing mechanisms turn very easily. But I am glad you like it...

post #15 of 16

I think there is a use for both too.

Don't add rubber feet if there is a chance they will fall off - nothing worse than a wonky turntable. Maybe you could provide a piece of non stick shelf stuff, or suggest customer buys or uses some for under the base. Actually the Ikea lazy susans have a rubber ring - they don't look like they will come unstuck, so maybe that's a better idea than feet/pads.

Maybe you could add notches in the edges, to mark 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/6, 1/8ths (or whatever) of the cake easier. Like they have on the PME tilting turntable. Not sure what others would think about that, I guess everyone has their system to divide the cake equally for decorating when needed.

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