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tjkoko's picture
tjkoko

Good source for Dough Buckets

Does anyone have a good sourde for dough buckets, in particular 18 quart dough buckets?

colinwhipple's picture
colinwhipple

I use camsquare conatiners I bought at Smart & Final.  I don't use as large as 18 qts, but cooksdirect.com has them even larger than that.


Colin


 

Larry Clark's picture
Larry Clark

Get a plastic five gallon paint bucket with lid. The ones at OSH with their logo are very cheap - around $8.00 I think.


Larry

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mredwood

Be careful of non food grade plastic buckets. The chemicals they leach are not worth it. Remember the chemicals leaching out of the plastic type water drinking bottles. How much worse could it be? LOTS. 


 

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xaipete

I go to the local restaurant supply store. It might not be the cheapest place in town, but the stuff there is reasonably priced and the placed is well-stocked, esp. with Cambro containers, which is what I use. I have a lot of different sizes and shapes.


--Pamela

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Larry Clark

Hello Pamela


I'm in your area frequently and am wondering which supply store your talking about. I would like to visit one next time I come up.


 


Larry

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xaipete

Myer's Restaurant Supply on Cleveland. There is a nother store--not Myer's but Castino's in Rohnert Park. I went there once; it seemed liked their prices were slightly cheaper, but it is more of a trip for me. Myer's takes me less tan 10 minutes each way.


--Pamela

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Larry Clark

I'll stop by there next time we run up to see my daughter and family. Rohnert Park is not too far off the route either so I'll stop by there one day too.


 


Larry

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xaipete

is bigger and has a lot more merchandize. I bought a couple things there a few years ago, but that part of town is so congested to get too and Cleveland is just so close I don't mind paying a few extra bucks.


--Pamela

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baltochef

I have purchased all my Cambro containers from Ka-Tom Restaurant Supply..When I did, several years ago, there was free shipping on a lot of the smallwares that they sold..I do not know if this is still the case..Their prices are extremely competitive, some are lower than you will find any place else..


http://www.katom.com/


Follow the link above --- Click onto Smallwares --- Click onto Storage Containers & Food Bar Crocks --- Click onto more --- Click onto either Round Storage Containers or Square Storage Containers ---Then find what you wish to purchase


Good luck!!!


Bruce

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trailrunner

Over the past many summers I have purchased ice cream in the 4qt and 5 qt buckets for large parties. These are perfect for dough buckets...and they are FREE... you get to eat the ice cream too. The lids snap on firmly and they are dishwasher safe and food safe obviously. Great all around. c

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pancakes

I just use the rubbermaid tubs (the tall square ones with the white lids) you can get at Target and grocery stores, probably dollar stores too.  I just use a piece of tape to mark where the dough starts so I can see when it has doubled.

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tjkoko

Here where I live there's no restaurant supply stores within a 70-mile radius.

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xaipete

You can buy Cambro buckets/containers on Amazon. Prices vary depending on which distributor you purchase from and you have to pay shipping but at least there is no sales tax.


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hg?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=cambro+container&x=0&y=0


--Pamela


 

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jannrn

One place I used to buy buckets when I lived way out of town was from www.kingarthurflour.com , they also have lots of differnt flours and enhancers if you like that sort of thing. You might also try target.com or walmart.com and have it shipped to you. Good luck!


Jann

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Bixmeister

Bakeries typically buy icings etc. in buckets with lids.  These are obviously food grade and might be free or a very small cost.


 


Bix

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tjkoko

I got two buckets from the local bakery!  Thanks, all, for the input.