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Brotform has splinters

dwfender's picture

Brotform has splinters

I just purchased a brotform and basket from SFBI. The brotform was without a liner and has splinters all over the inside. Little tiny strands that I can pull off easily and that I feel will get stuck on wet dough. Is this normal? Will taking fine sand paper to th brotform ruin it?  



breadforfun's picture

My brotforms have fibers that are peeling from the main cane, and always have.  I don't worry about it and they don't cause any problems.  If they happen to attach to your dough, it seems that they should be pretty easy to remove from the surface.



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Mini Oven

you may want to cut any large ones with a clean nail clipper.   Don't pull on them.  The thinner ones with soften with the first  few uses of dough and "disappear."   :)