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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 05:28:42 PM »
It is just a frame:

http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=4577&categoryid=0

Different manufacturers sell frames with different sized strings and spacing between the springs. Not sure if what I have used was a confectionary guitar frame or specifically made for cheese. I will find out if someone is curious.
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2012, 08:33:47 PM »
 john,my curd cutter is exactly like that. the poly-o rep gave me all of the information on where to get the tool.it is made in Brooklyn.it was around 225.00

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2012, 08:50:59 PM »
The pasta/cheese guitar is pretty badass. The smoother the top surface and the narrower the space between strings (to a reasonable point) the better (for fresh mootz). Warm (prob too warm for health code standard/s) cheese pushes through far more easily than cold.
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 09:04:34 PM »
 you are right,the finished mozz that is in my water bath cuts clean without any mushing.

  the curd cutter was bought from this phone number.718 744 7401 sorry do not remember the company name.

  the closeness of the wire spreads with the tension on the curd.it comes out about 1/4 of an inch in width.

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2012, 08:41:25 PM »
did 25 pounds of cooked curd today.the little french fry cutter worked great. the push grid is removable and has two plastic snaps on the back.this tends to come off i put tooth picks in the opening so it sits tight no more issues.this works realy great !! it cut a lot of time off of hand dicing.the first 18 pounds was made Thursday so it was cold it cut fine. the batch sitting on the cutting board was made fresh and cooled in a water bath.because it id soft and milky it cuts very easily. i think this inexpensive tool works wonderfully. pic included

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2012, 10:44:51 AM »
used the french fry cut cheeses for a mobile event last night and it worked great.cheese did not weight down the dough.got good coverage.i got a better bake without my bottoms being a concern. a picture.


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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2012, 11:30:39 PM »
I had trouble with the fry cutter clearing the cheese so I made this out of a cutting board and some SS safety wire:

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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2012, 06:17:37 AM »
I had trouble with the fry cutter clearing the cheese so I made this out of a cutting board and some SS safety wire:

Genius!

Great looking melt on that cheese Larry.

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2012, 01:12:55 PM »
I had trouble with the fry cutter clearing the cheese so I made this out of a cutting board and some SS safety wire:

Looks like a good solution. Care to turn that over to show how the wire is attached?

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2012, 01:46:11 PM »
that candy guitar posted earlier is a strange design.  I've never seen ones with the crank handles and I'd be worried about it for candy use, sometimes you want to go slow, some times you need to go really fast through it, depends on what you're cutting.  There is a brand called CHITCOMP which are priced more reasonably and very nice.  A used one sold on ebay for less than 500 bucks a while back.

What would be wrong with: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FGM111M-0-5hp-Stainless-Pro-Electric-Cheese-Grater-NEW-/120622437423?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c15a8542f
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2012, 07:03:31 PM »
Looks like a good solution. Care to turn that over to show how the wire is attached?

Barry

as long as there is an odd number of holes (on each side) it works like this:
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2012, 09:24:05 PM »
Kest Yea forget about the Harbour frieght option that I have procured !
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=french+fry+cutter
they often offer free shipping they still have the  infrared thermometers  that work fine for $29.99 on sale sometimes too !
Larry that melt looks great !
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2012, 10:03:05 AM »
as long as there is an odd number of holes it works like this:


Thanks! While I was on Amazon looking at SS wire, I came across this. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008XXVM/?tag=pizzamaking-20

I'm tempted (and lazy :-D). Looking to cut low moisture mozz (not fresh).

Barry
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2012, 04:24:36 PM »
Thanks! While I was on Amazon looking at SS wire, I came across this. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008XXVM/?tag=pizzamaking-20

I'm tempted (and lazy :-D). Looking to cut low moisture mozz (not fresh).

Barry


i doubt either one would work with low moisture mozz.  on my first attempt i used a thicker guage wire and it didn't work with fresh mozz.  that looks to be considerably higher gauge than either wire.  i don't think the cheese would push through.   
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2012, 07:17:33 PM »
Stainless steel guitar wires.  Would they work?
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2012, 10:28:55 AM »
Nice looking pies as always Larry.  :)

Here is a pic of a guitar being used to cut mutzahrell at Wiseguy NY Pizza in Washington DC (facebook page):

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wiseguy-NY-Pizza/307227906033914?sk=photos#!/photo.php?fbid=362129657210405&set=a.307230166033688.67668.307227906033914&type=3&theater
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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2013, 11:46:51 AM »

i doubt either one would work with low moisture mozz.  on my first attempt i used a thicker guage wire and it didn't work with fresh mozz.  that looks to be considerably higher gauge than either wire.  i don't think the cheese would push through.   
bill

I like your cheese cutter tool.  If I were to build one myself, could you tell me what gauge or thickness of wire you used and possibly where to get some, as well as the spacing on the wire grid? 

Thanks!

TD

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Re: method for cutting cheese.
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2013, 05:21:41 PM »
I like your cheese cutter tool.  If I were to build one myself, could you tell me what gauge or thickness of wire you used and possibly where to get some, as well as the spacing on the wire grid? 

Thanks!

TD

On the one Bill gave me - the red one in the pictures above, the spacing is about 0.4in, and the wire diameter is 0.02in.
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