|By W.DeBord on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 08:52 am: Edit|
I'm looking at one source Pheif & Holing, they sell stainless steel extenders and ones that aren't labeled ss. but they don't tell you what the other is made of.
I want full and 1/2 pan extenders to both bake and use for assembling in. Would it be foolish to buy extenders that aren't stainless? There is a price difference but that isn't what's effecting my preferance. It is that the stainless only comes in 2" tall heights and I want 3" (which they have in the non-stainless only).
So what do you think....should I not buy them unless I find SS? Or the other must be decent for baking also or they wouldn't sell it as such and either would be fine?
Any thoughts or brand preferances?
|By Panini (Panini) on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 08:58 pm: Edit|
We use ones that are kind of a pressed glass type.I prefer these for the price. The SS ones, once they break they are usually gone or the have to be welded. The fiberglass ones can be taped and they only cost approx. 9-10 dollars. Easier to store. They give when bent and return to their reg. position. If you are not going to be washing these by hand in your kitchen I suggest the glass ones.
just my .02
|By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 12:12 am: Edit|
For what it's worth I have and use aluminum extenders. In a past life I used a stainless extender and to tell the truth I never thought about it until now meaning I never noticed a difference.
|By W.DeBord on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 08:54 am: Edit|
Panini I haven't seen anyone selling pressed glass extenders at all....are these something your currently able to buy? I can't really picture what pressed glass (like fiberglass?)looks like and how you can bake in it?
The bending problem makes sense but I wasen't aware of any other options.
So if I can't find the pressed glass type then cheap is the way to go since they might break easily.
P.S. I kind of don't want to buy anymore equipment I have to wash myself or baby sit with the guys.
P.S.S I bought a really nice three tiered polished aluminum cake plate just last winter (the kind that sell for $500., although I got it way cheaper)...busy night... dishwasher who knew better/forgot and he put 1/2 of it thru the washer. RUINED INSTANTLY! If it's not one thing defeating you it's another!
|By Panini (Panini) on Monday, May 21, 2001 - 01:41 pm: Edit|
They are like off white fiberglass. They are common in the industry.
|By W.DeBord on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 07:17 am: Edit|
O.K. I'll look further then, thanks ALOT for all your help!
|By Charles on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:21 pm: Edit|
CATALOG SALES DIVISION
ITEM # 611-73-601 DIVIDED PAN EXTENDER $19.15
ITEM # 611-73-600 FULL PAN EXTENDER $15.10
ITEM # 150-17-182 3" TALL FULL EXTENDER$22.40
THESE ARE THE FIBERGLASS TYPE. ANYWAY THATS WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. PRICE MAY ALSO HAVE CHANGED AS MINE ARE 5 YEARS OLD NOW. THEY STILL LOOK NEW. I THROW THEM IN THE SINK TO SOAK FOR A WHILE THEN RUN EM THRU THE MACHINE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JUST CALL IN AN ORDER UNTIL YOU GIVE THEM SOME INFO AND SET UP AN ACCOUNT. SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS.
|By W.DeBord on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 08:03 am: Edit|
Oh BOY, THANK-YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This will be very helpful since I haven't begun to find anyone carrying them.
I owe you!
|By Panini (Panini) on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 08:27 am: Edit|
FYI make sure the the metal fastener and the rivits are made of SS, especially if your going to soak them. That's about right on the price, I wouldn't go any higher.
It's hard for me to understand why all this stuff is not at you finger tips being so close to a city that is known for it's baking.Maybe you should drop down a notch and start calling the purveyors that handle the donut, and ma and pa type bakeries.You might have better sucess and probably better prices.
|By Charles on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 11:33 am: Edit|
Actually the metal parts on mine look like about 1/8"-3/16" thick aluminum."No Rust"
By the way.. It was a challenge for me to find these a few years ago also. A search on the internet revealed Catalog Sales Division. Once you get their catalog it is like the grocery stores use in their bakeries. Shows different cake patterns for air brushing and just about anything alse a baker could want.
|By d. on Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 02:48 pm: Edit|
W., I prefer the fiberglass types too. I get them at our local restaurant supply stores, cheaper than ordering it through Cysco or Rykoff.
|By W.DeBord on Friday, May 25, 2001 - 07:35 am: Edit|
I've been rather pressed for time lately and haven't really looked outside of the catalogs I already have.
I hired an assistant yesterday, finally...Boy do I hope she works out! She's spanish, so that will either be great and a wonderful help or she'll wind up killing me...time will tell. Cross your fingers for me, please?
|By bratgirl on Friday, May 25, 2001 - 11:19 am: Edit|
Congrats on the asst. W. DeBord!! I know this will ease your load!
|By W.DeBord on Monday, May 28, 2001 - 08:04 pm: Edit|
Thanks I'm excited. It's seems like I'll need to do much more homework though to use her time well and not loose too much of my own.
Great story to share....we had our big Shore dinner last friday night. It's a rather formal season opening event. Well in the middle of the dinner rush (before dessert)I came down with food poisoning. Never had that happen before on the job in the middle of an important event,EEK!!!!!!
What can you do? Nothing much...after what seemed like hours (but wasen't) stuck in the employee batheroom I left. I've yet to hear how things went (I was out the next day also).
This is a very frustrating thing when chefs don't cross train or take interest in their total kitchen. He didn't even know my menu, yet alone how to heat or plate any of the items. (Don't worry go home), are 4 words that scare the heck out of me (more than driving for an hour sick)!
|By W.DeBord on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 11:53 pm: Edit|
I called Catalog Sales Division today and was told something rather unusual. They told me they have a new policy as of April past where they aren't accepting any new customers. They are to refer new clients to Deco Pac. Isn't that wild!!!! She wouldn't give me any more details...I asked it they were going out of business etc...she said no, but nothing more to explain such a crazy move.
Deco pac doesn't sell extenders or much hardgoods...that doesn't seem like a good referal, da!
So any other leads where I could buy fiberglass extenders?
|By Charles on Friday, June 01, 2001 - 01:34 pm: Edit|
Baking Supplies Link: Pfeil & Holding
Heard of them but never dealt with them
|By Charles on Saturday, June 02, 2001 - 04:04 pm: Edit|
I called them also. How bizzare! I just ordered from them last summer. Still got pastry bags that say Catalog Sales Division. Sorry for the poor info.
|By W.DeBord on Saturday, June 02, 2001 - 10:57 pm: Edit|
Well, who would guess a company would have such a strange event going on?
Pfeil & Holding (something seems wrong about that spelling) they only carry the s.s. and the unknown metal ones I mentioned at the beginning of this thread. How far can I take this....I need them shortly, I've tried, but I need them so I guess I'll see how long the metal ones last.
I do appreciate your help though!
|By Panini (Panini) on Sunday, June 03, 2001 - 08:21 am: Edit|
I'll ship you some! e-mail me
|By W.DeBord on Sunday, June 03, 2001 - 04:01 pm: Edit|
Man Panini, your the BEST! really? See....... all the idiots who slam us for spending time on line at these sites don't know what their missing...like a helping hand when your stuck!
|By Charles on Sunday, June 03, 2001 - 05:26 pm: Edit|
|By panini on Sunday, June 03, 2001 - 08:24 pm: Edit|
E-mail me with the address of your club and I'll get them tomorrow and ship them. They are light, it should be cheap, I can even next day if you want. Do you want the 2" or 3"? There is a little V in the corners. There is two different school of thought here, I turn them down, most turm them up. I prefer the batter to run alomg the sides for even baking.
|By W.DeBord on Monday, June 04, 2001 - 09:14 am: Edit|
Thanks Charles...I didn't see where they mention what their made of though? I need to spend more time looking.
I'm going to quit looking since Panini has offered to bail me out, thanks soooooo MUCH!
|By Panini (Panini) on Monday, June 04, 2001 - 09:37 pm: Edit|
I don't know if you'll check this or e-mail.
W. do you want 2" or 3" high. I have to order them Tues. Morn. before 9am. also quantity.
|By danno on Monday, June 04, 2001 - 10:06 pm: Edit|
|By W.DeBord on Tuesday, June 05, 2001 - 08:24 am: Edit|
Panini I was going to e-mail you this morning....I was thinking the 3" would be more practical over the years...don't you agree. Then I could assemble just about anything in it too.
P.S. I tried Kerekes they don't have the fiberglass ones either...thanks though.
|By Panini (Panini) on Tuesday, June 05, 2001 - 01:35 pm: Edit|
I received your e-mail, I would take into consideration your racks, making sure there is enough clearance.
|By Charles on Tuesday, June 05, 2001 - 06:44 pm: Edit|
Anyway.... The solo link I listed above.. Click on the name of the item and it goes into a description.. It calls them "Toteline" I do believe that is the pressed fiberglass looking things..
|By W.DeBord on Wednesday, June 06, 2001 - 08:27 am: Edit|
Thanks Charles, you've been very helpful at this site! Right now Panini has agreed to mail me some extenders so I've stopped pursuing purchasing elsewhere. BUT I certainly will look at the site you've mentioned, thank-you again!
Panini, my racks all come out.