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cooking rings/chefs rings/baking rings,,,,however you refer to them

mark111757 Sep 30, 2012 08:35 AM

hello again and greets to the group

i have been trying to track down, with no really good luck yet, some rings with the dimensions of 9cm by 3.5cm or if you prefer aprox. 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches.......i have a no bake cheesecake recipe that i really want to do up and it calls for 4 rings wit the above stated dimensions.....

i figure that since these are not going anywhere near an oven, i would not need ultra high quality rings (if that makes sense)

i am hoping that the good folks here can get me pointed in the night direction....

thanks to all in advance and have a great day

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    lcool RE: mark111757 Sep 30, 2012 02:16 PM

    no heat....PVC the diameter you want ,cut to length

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      MikeG RE: mark111757 Sep 30, 2012 02:48 PM

      I've shopped at both in person only, so I don't know what their s&h is like, but a couple of mailorder sources are http://www.jbprince.com/professional-... and http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO... .

      1. wekick RE: mark111757 Sep 30, 2012 09:15 PM

        Maybe a can of some type, open on both ends.

        1. kaleokahu RE: mark111757 Oct 1, 2012 07:10 AM

          Hi, Mark:

          Here's a good source, from our friends in France: http://www.culinarycookware.com/bakin...


          1. BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: mark111757 Oct 11, 2012 10:42 PM

            I like Wekick's idea. Tuna cans would probably be about right.

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              lcool RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Oct 12, 2012 11:53 AM

              Now more than 90% of cans are "stacking" with a rounded edge bottom that is a nightmare to open.The end result is a deformed mess.

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                wekick RE: lcool Oct 13, 2012 05:46 AM

                Does Dole pineapple, 8 oz still come in the old style can? It might work.

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                  lcool RE: wekick Oct 13, 2012 04:53 PM

                  Haven't a clue,I only purchase 6-8 things in cans smaller than #10 and all have stacking bottoms.

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                    BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: lcool Oct 13, 2012 05:24 PM

                    I use a can opener that cuts the entire ring , and lid off the can. Cans cut this way would be more than adequate for a cheesecake mold.

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                      lcool RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Oct 14, 2012 07:20 AM

                      ? both sides? top and bottom

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                        BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: lcool Oct 14, 2012 09:49 AM

                        Yes, the blade comes in from the side, not the top.

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                          mark111757 RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Oct 14, 2012 03:47 PM

                          went to the local aldi's and some of their canned products looks like they are stamped out a single piece of metal with a lid versus the old school can that had a top and bottom that you could cut off....tho there they their own brand stuff with a top and bottom lid.

                          must check the dole pineapple cans for sure :-)..the tuna fish cans there at aldi's were a no go (top lid only and stackable)

                          thank you for the great suggestion!!!

                          gotta keep my eyes open!!!

                          oh yeah, i had one of those can openers that was supposed to open the can "on the side"...was a piece of junk, or at least the one i had...LOL

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                            wekick RE: mark111757 Oct 14, 2012 04:17 PM

                            Just got home from being on the road and the pineapple can in my pantry is still the old style 3.25 x almost 2. The pipe is a great idea too. I would love to find some reasonably priced 4x1 rings to bake with.

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              DBinNOLA RE: mark111757 Oct 14, 2012 05:05 PM

              You could also, try an industrial supply place and find steel pipe (or stainless steel) in the correct dimension and ask for it to be cut to the required length. Might me a little pricey, but they would probably last forever.

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                lcool RE: DBinNOLA Oct 16, 2012 05:05 AM

                Good idea to a point.Having one set of PVC for cold recipes,applications is pricey.All good pre-made metal rings are expensive,custom cut of metal tubing even more so.

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