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Ceramic Slab roller as dough sheeter

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huda

Ceramic Slab roller as dough sheeter

Hello, 

I came across this post recently (https://www.tastecooking.com/konbi-secret-croissant-pastry-machine-los-angeles/) as I was searching for a simple manual dough sheeter for home use, mainly for croissants but I would definitely use it for rolling all doughs, as possible.

I live in a country where the weather is hot, and I have kind of 'hot hands', so its really a pain when rolling delicate pastries...I don't have a business (considering small business in the future) and I enjoy baking a lot. In the article it says that they use a ceramic slab roller for laminating their croissants, theirs is Japanese and they kept specific brand a secret. But it was inspiring enough for me to start researching and I came across this one :

(https://www.hobbyceramicraft.co.uk/tools-clay-equipment-slab-roller-tabletop)

It will definitely be a splurge , but do you think it will work/worth it ?

 

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TheCopeOfHeaven
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Danni3ll3

I was the lucky recipient of a slab roller from Michael Lily of Duluth’s Best Bread. He used it to decide whether buying a real sheet/croissant roller was worth it. He bought the real thing and my community pottery studio benefited from his generosity until they closed permanently  due to Covid. So I got the slab roller back and will be using it when my own studio gets built. It’s full of clay now so can’t be used for food anymore. 

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Edo Bread

Are you saying you will convert to food or keep it for clay Danni?

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Danni3ll3

It would be considered contaminated as it would be very hard to get every speck of clay out of it. Clay really isn’t something one would want to ingest. 😂

This is the one I have:

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Edo Bread

Yes, that is why I was wondering. I wasn't clear after reading your post. Best to make a nice toast plate!