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ktgp

Searching for Bannetons

I'm looking to buy a banneton.  My local cooking store didn't carry them.  Any recommendations for online sources or stores in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area?

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xaipete

Several of us have have purchased them from here but I know there are other sites recommended by participants of this blog too.


--Pamela

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bakerking

Kitchen Window in the Uptown area has some.


Steve

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pattycakes

Has reasonably priced bannetons. www.sfbi.com

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SulaBlue

Seems to have a variety of them from different external sources, both willow and plastic banneton.


 


Me? I think I'm going to go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and buy a cheap wicker basket, put a floured piece of linen in it and call it good to go for perhaps 1/4th of the price if I decide I want a proofing basket.

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LindyD

I like the fact that Fantes gives you the country of origin and that information is accurate.  The German brotform I purchased from Fantes was high quality cane and well constructed.


I'm just glad I don't live anywhere near Fantes.  Much too tempting.


However, I did a quick Google and found there is a place in Minneapolis that makes/sells them.


Check out: Brotform, which claims to have stores in Minneapolis. 


Hope you find something you like there.

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bassopotamus

I've got 3 of the slovakian ones from Fantes and they are great. I think there is a Sur La Table in Edina, and have heard they carry them, but they are expensive.

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Moriah

These are fairly reasonable - not much of variety though.


http://www.breadtopia.com/store/bread-proofing-baskets.html

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xaipete

I used to work there part time in the early 1980s--actually I spent a lot more money than I made.


--Pamela

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JIP

Another vote here for SFBI!!.  I just ordere 2 of their 1.5 lb ones and I paid $35 which is a far sight cheaper than Sur La Table at $29 each.

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baltochef

The prices that I saw on the SFBI for the cloth-lined bannetons are quite simply amazing..


I am ashamed to admit that I purchased my 11 German-made brotform proofing baskets for full price years ago when I could afford to do so..I have got over $325.00 invested in them..I purchased them mail order from Bridge Kitchenware in NYC before I ever owned a computer..I just went on the BK website to check and see if they were still selling them, and Voila, the bannetons (BK calls the unlined German brotform a banneton) are ALL on sale, with only one size being sold out..Some of the sale prices are quite good, while others are OK..


http://www.bridgekitchenware.com/


Just type banneton (use this spelling) into the search function and the SALE page containg the 10 sizes should show on your screen..There are 3 sizes each of oval, rectangular, and round bannetons, along with a baguette sized one..


Other than Fantes, Bridge Kitchenware has the best selection of sizes on the German-made brotform baskets that I have seen..


Bruce