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  • Dough storage trays

    I think it is time for us to start selling dough storage trays through the FB Store. I want a couple, so my thinking is that if I want them, then other people will as well.

    Here is my question.

    Do you think a 24"x16"x3" is a good size? Will it fit in your refrigerator? You can stack them two ways: sideways to allow airflow, which will slow fermentation in the refrigerator, and directly on top of each other, which closes out air and dust.

    What do you think? That size is designed for restaurants and it might be too big for home use -- but, I'm having trouble finding smaller proofing boxes.

    Whadya think?
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Re: Dough storage trays

    24 inches wide may be too large for most home refriderators

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    • #3
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      That's what I was thinking. I won't fit in my side-by-side.

      Does anyone have a good lead on a home cooking size tray?
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
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        Does the supplier of that size accept orders for a "residential" size?

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        • #5
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          What is the ideal temp. for dough retardation (sp?). We use the fridge, because that's what's available. Assuming the typical refridgerator is 40-42 degrees, is this ideal, or would warmer or colder be better.

          I have fairly sizable, temperature controlled wine cellar that could easily accomodate large trays of dough, but always assumed it was not cool enough (perhaps incorrectly).
          Mike - Saginaw, MI

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          • #6
            Re: Dough storage trays

            I would be interested in several trays measuring around 15" x 12" x 3"deep.
            I also have a side by side and plan on a smaller fridge in the outdoor kitchen, so smaller would be preferred. I tend to cut my dough into smaller balls to make 10" pizzas so each tray could comfortably hold up to 20 balls if they rise to 3 x 3 x 3" or 12 if needing 4 x4 x3" to rest/proof.
            This size would still stack both ways and suit more people with smaller requirements.
            How many pizzas do people need or would normally mix/proof per session anyway.
            I have been looking out for similar containers, found nothing ideally suited and are currently using the wife's Tupperware.

            Neill
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            • #7
              Re: Dough storage trays

              I use these square plastic craft boxes from hobby lobby.

              They are about 3 inches high and are square with about 15 inch sides. They fit perfect in the fridge, they have tight fitting lids, and they stack well.
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              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
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              • #8
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                I have a side by side as well, this size wouldn't work. I most certainly will buy them if you can find a smaller size

                RT

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                • #9
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                  Not sure where you found your source James. I've been slow in buying one. I was planning on checking the KA flour website.
                  GJBingham
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                  • #10
                    Re: Dough storage trays

                    Originally posted by RTflorida View Post
                    I have a side by side as well, this size wouldn't work. I most certainly will buy them if you can find a smaller size

                    RT

                    I must be wrong about the size, because they fit in my side by side.
                    I will measure them tonight, and take a picture this weekend.

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                    I was born across the bay from you... Pinellas Park.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Dough storage trays

                      eBay has a few listings such as this one.
                      PIZZA RESTAURANT DOUGH TRAYS CONTAINER WRH BB 1826 - eBay (item 160238907522 end time May-15-08 19:49:45 PDT)

                      This the route to go. I have five of similar design. Way better than the individual plastic containers. I can't believe I waited until last year to buy them.
                      They fit nicely in a moderate sized refrigerator and close tightly. No skin. Also, they prove invaluable for mixing sausage or any huge amount of food.
                      Space is a consideration. Face it. Anyone reading this has or is seriously considering sticking a behemoth oven in his/her backyard or ultimately their kitchen. A pizza refrigerator is not out of the question. I have one and two beer refrigerators. I can slice prosciutto on the spinning electric meter. Do the regular sane neighbors question your sanity. Mine certainly had suspected. Their suspicions were confirmed when they noticed the Stoelting ice cream (gelato) machine in my kitchen.
                      James. Sell the dough trays. Fellow nutjobs, BUY the dough trays.

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                      • #12
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                        I bought a stackable tray at a restaurant supply store that is 13 1/2 inches by 21 inches and 4 inches high. It holds 8-12 dough balls. But I don't put it in the fridge. I refrigerate the dough in a big tub, then make the balls and let them stay room temp until after the party, then I take what is left over and put them in the fridge.

                        Personally, I think a canvas "ice chest" may be more practical to hold stacks of trays. Maybe we can invent one just for pizza dough ball trays....one that keeps the ice away from the tray.

                        Or there are those plug-in coolers......maybe we can have them specially made for pizza dough balls.......HELP, I'm inventing and I can't stop!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Dough storage trays

                          A pizza/bread dough refrigerator... of course, you're right! I need one!

                          With dough trays, obviously.

                          And here's silly old me thinking what I really wanted was a dough kneading machine... nearly got my husband convinced on that one, too....
                          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Dough storage trays

                            I'm glad I could straighten you out, Frances.

                            KrossKraft
                            I would certainly entertain your ice chest idea if I ever find myself in the woods on an episode of Dinner Impossible. Honestly, if I go through the motions of heating a WFO for 4 hours, I'm making at the very least, 20 - 25 pizzas. So, schlepping all that ice is a deal killer.

                            My next acquisition, which will certify me as a loon, is a refrigerated prep table.
                            Who has one?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Dough storage trays

                              I got these at Lowes.
                              My smallish veggie drawer in the fridge holds 4 of these perfectly
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