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Marble slab for pastries, where to buy?

kimeats Jan 18, 2008 07:06 AM

Any suggestions as to where to get a marble slab for rolling out pastry dough etc? thanks

  1. eLizard Jan 18, 2008 08:07 AM

    Sur la Table has the best prices that I've found except for going to marble/granite stores, where a remnant piece is usually fewer than $10 if not just given away for free.

    1. C. Hamster Jan 18, 2008 09:12 AM

      Just about any place that sells bakeware sells them. I got mine at Kitchens, Etc.

      1. k
        Kelli2006 Jan 18, 2008 12:29 PM

        I got mine at a gravestone monument fabricator. They occasionally make mistakes and you can pick up thin slabs cheaply. You might have to pay to have the edges dressed.

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        1. re: Kelli2006
          Buckethead Jan 18, 2008 01:01 PM

          Any place that fabricates marble surfaces (for countertops, floors, or I guess headstones) may have some scrap pieces laying around that are too small for their purposes but would be perfect for rolling out pie crusts or whatever, and cheap too. Call around.

          1. re: Kelli2006
            kimeats Jan 18, 2008 01:31 PM

            very good idea about the headstones

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            Sherri Jan 18, 2008 02:27 PM

            I bought my first marble slab back in the 60s from a gravestone company. It was very inexpensive but my mistake was getting something that was too thick to carry easily. I hauled it around for many years, not regretting my purchase, but would make certain that the slab is thinner than one inch. Another idea would be to have it fit your refrigerator shelf. Mine was too large, so putting puff pastry in and out of the refrig was out of the question.

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              gabby29 Jan 18, 2008 08:30 PM

              I second the Sur La Table recommendation. It is a very large slab with 4 small rubber pegs on the bottom to help with adhesion. The slab is quite heavy and is white with black markings. It usually retails for $39.

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              1. re: gabby29
                kimeats Jan 19, 2008 05:42 AM

                the sur la table slab is out of stock.

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                torty Jan 19, 2008 02:41 PM

                Go to a stoneyard (place that sells marble, granite, etc) and buy a tile (usually 18 x 18). Super cheap. A few kitchens ago when I could not afford new granite counters, I had the tile guy inset one in the new tile counter.

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