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Affordable brotform/bread rising basket

free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 14, 2014 08:55 PM

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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    Sam D. Jan 19, 2014 05:04 AM

    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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      kaleokahu Jan 20, 2014 11:17 AM

      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.


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        kaleokahu Jan 25, 2014 09:49 AM

        My Chinese banneton arrived yesterday.

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

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          free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 29, 2014 08:06 PM

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

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            kaleokahu Jan 30, 2014 06:28 AM

            The seller was "dreamsoil".

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              free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 30, 2014 07:01 PM


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        free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 23, 2014 01:16 AM

        Thanks Sam, I'll check it out.

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

      3. kaleokahu Jan 15, 2014 02:43 PM

        Hi, Tracy:

        You might try one of these: http://www.sfbi.com/baking-supplies/w...

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


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          free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 16, 2014 12:52 AM

          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.

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          Sirrith Jan 15, 2014 04:52 AM

          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.


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