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Jan 14, 2014 08:55 PM

Affordable brotform/bread rising basket

I am meeting up with a friend on his boat in Mexico. He misses good bread and the last time I visited we made bread together. I'd like to bring a bread rising basket/brotform. I am bringing some other goodies as well so I need to keep within a budget. Most baskets I have seen are $30+ I was wondering if there any sources for affordable brotforms?

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  1. I just came across this site (based in the Netherlands) that sell lots of affordable baking stuff. Shipping is very reasonable too. I have just ordered a lame from them. Shipping with extra blades and a pastry brush cost 3.5EUR from NL to Hong Kong.

    1. Hi, Tracy:

      You might try one of these:

      100% of profits go to fund scholarships for underprivileged students.


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      1. re: kaleokahu

        Wow, this is a great idea. SF isn't too far from where I live, it would be interesting to take a weekend workshop there. Thanks so much Kaleo.

      2. Try eBay. Besides brotform/bread rising basket, also search under banneton. I bought 2 of the that way. They came with linen liners and shipping was free. There is a wide variety to choose from and prices were about 1/3 of Sur Le Table's prices. The only downside is almost all of the ones on eBay are made in and shipped from China. So it takes 2-3 weeks to get them delivered.

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        1. re: Sam D.

          Hi, Sam:

          On your rec, I found the Chinese seller on eBay. It lists these various bannetons in several different ways (auction, no reserve auction, buy-it-now). I must've hit a "no reserve" auction on a slow day, because I won a 9" round with liner for $7.61 with *free shipping* from China.

          We'll see how the quality compares.


          1. re: kaleokahu

            My Chinese banneton arrived yesterday.

            $7.61 DELIVERED from China in FIVE days. Unbelievable. And looks to be good quality.

            1. re: kaleokahu

              Thank you!! Which seller did you use? I think I might purchase several and give them away as gifts.

          2. re: Sam D.

            Thanks Sam, I'll check it out.

            @Kaleo let us know what you think after you receive it.