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Dough riser.

goer's picture

Dough riser.

I'd like a nice plastic round with lid dough riser bucket that can hold 56 pounds of kneaded dough. Anyone know where I can find a beast like that? I've been kneading 23 pounds of dough at a time and am now ready for a double recipe. I just don't have a suitable container. Found a nice antique dough riser online a second ago, but I'm trying to stay under it's $1,950 price tag.


Thanks for any help

cranbo's picture

Will a 10gal bucket work? Or too small?

If not, how about something like this:

Cambro has some NSF certified ingredient bins that are big (but square); check their web site. 


Pioneer Foodie's picture
Pioneer Foodie

hahaha... I bought my antique wooden dough trough for $50!  It will easily hold 50# of dough.

My grandmother used to knead large volumes on a big board on her kitchen table.  She mixed the wet ingredients with a little flour in a smaller bowl, then poured it into a flour well on the big board.  I've also read of people mixing dough right in the flour sack until it had enough consistency to take it to a board.

davidg618's picture

...approximately the same density as water, so 56 lbs of dough is approximately equivalent to 7 gals. of water.

Cambro makes food container up to 22 gal. capacity, which allows room for proofing expansion.. Here's a pic I just down loaded. It includes a sliding lid, but you can purchase them without a plain lid, or none at all. I couldn't find a price list, but I'll bet the biggest (22gal.) is a lot less than $100.00.

Let, me add I have no connection with Cambro whatever, except as a satisfied consumer.

Here's the website.

David G

dwcoleman's picture

I'd look at something that is more dual purpose, what about pizza dough proofing boxes. 

They're 18" x 26" x 3" high, you'd have to use a few, but you could reuse them for other small batch jobs.


wild mountain bakery's picture
wild mountain bakery

they fit about 20 pounds of dough, you can get lids or just use plastic wrap.