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Old 05-22-2008, 02:06 PM
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OK, I fired up my pizza oven last weekend (after the curing process) and it seemed to work like a charm. The only downside was having to run back and forth from the kitchen to the side yard to make and then cook the pizza's. I'm now considering building or buying a good sturdy large pizza prep table where people can shape the dough and load all the toppings. I'd like one big enough to store the paddles and peels and rakes under. Does anyone have any ideas about how to go about this? Marble, stone, etc?

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Old 05-22-2008, 03:26 PM
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Don't know about building one, but I found a folding table that has adjustable height, making it counter height. I love it!

I got mine at costco. I don't see quite the same one on-line anywhere.

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Old 05-22-2008, 04:18 PM
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James,
sounds like an outdoor kitchen soon on the planning table, rather than just a bench
I am planning on installing one in an existing barbeque area and have been looking at ebay. Check out the site window and then select Business Industrial and thenthen under the Restaurant/Catering group. There are a multitude of stainless benches etc that may be suitable.
Check out:
stainless, Food Preparation Equipment, Cleaning Warewashing items on eBay.com

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Old 05-22-2008, 07:32 PM
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Nissanneil

I found a piece of granit 2x5' for $100. I was justing going to build a frame covered in concrete board and stucco. (Also planning storage shelves and maybe a fridge underneath). I think this will happen next spring as I'm using all my "honey-do" points with the wife on the oven build.

I think the skies the limit in what you want to do. I would recommend something smooth (or at least a "board" you can put down) to work your dough on. I would think it would be hard to form a pizza on tile or something with a rough surface.

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Old 05-23-2008, 07:05 PM
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Dick,

That's a super idea. We also need a prep table and have been kicking around a few thoughts. I like yours the best. It's a fairly easy build and will look fancy.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:18 PM
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I have been very pleased with what I use. I bought a "beverage bar" that is made of the same material as my deck table and chairs. It sits to the right of my oven. I can hold pizza toppings, oven door, thermometer, candleabra, pizza dough, pan with water, and lots more. I will try to attach this picture. I don't know how to add the picture here, I will add it to photos
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:28 PM
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I can't get the photo thing to work. There is a pic of my prep table under the photos in cooking.
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:37 AM
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Here you go Krosskraft:

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...ervingbar1.jpg

I like this version, because it takes up so little space. And it looks really nice too.

Though maybe not the ideal solution for those of you with enormous massive gardens streaching all the way round your houses for a couple of acres in each direction...

Mine is a small table we used to have on our balcony. It folds up when not in use - which is VERY practical, because otherwise it would immediately get covered in various interesting stones, buckets, tools, broken bycicle bells, deflated footballs and whatever, and I'd have to clear it each time before making any pizza...
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:10 AM
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Auctions can be great. I have a couple of food service stainless steel prep tables about 2 feet wide and six feet long. They are on steel pipe frames but that can be easily covered and made to look nice. I got lucky on these because nobody else bid on them and got them for $10 each.
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