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Refrigerated prep table???
« on: March 12, 2013, 04:24:52 PM »
Getting ready to install my FGM 950 B here in a couple weeks. I have a friend who is looking to get rid of an almost new 60" stainless pizza refrigeration prep table unit at a great price. I was thinking of building it into my outdoor kitchen but wondering if this is a good or bad idea? Right now the plans are for a 60" counter space section right next to the oven for the pizza prep and toppings so the space would fit. Just not sure if long term (toppings on top of an ice tray) would pretty much be the same thing unless you all with waaaaay more pizza making experience would find the refrigerated table a huge bonus... It would also save me having to put in an outdoor fridge since the bottom of the entire unit is has more then enough fridge space. Thanks for any feedback.


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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 04:38:42 PM »
If you can get this at a great deal why would you not want it? Will look awesome and keep beer cold right where you're at.  8)
Attach some screening over/behind the vent slats and enjoy!  :chef:
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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 05:02:26 PM »
It is probably overkill for the amount of toppings you will use but the under fridge alone makes it worthwhile.

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 06:04:45 PM »
Does the refrigerated prep table also keep the prep surface cold? Great for pie dough, not so sure about pizza dough?
 
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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 06:12:19 PM »
Does the refrigerated prep table also keep the prep surface cold? Great for pie dough, not so sure about pizza dough?
 
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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 07:40:19 PM »
Here is the table. Just not sure if it is overkill and worth running all the time? But I can imagine in the middle of summer would be nice to close the toppings cover and keep everything away from the flies and cold (especially the beer  ;D)

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 07:47:08 PM »
Sorry more of the insides...

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 08:02:14 PM »
I would plug that dude in on Friday morning, fill it with beer an let er rip till Sun. night.
Or section off the bottom cabinet, install a nice 'lil tapper, throw a pony keg in there and call it a day. Won't cost much to run that thing full time.  8)

z-man...if you don't want her I'll take it!  ;D

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »
Gotta love Bob's idea.  A make table AND a kegerator would give any outdoor kitchen some major points. 
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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 09:28:58 PM »
Under $500 GRAB it $750 think about it $1000 use the ice !  :chef:
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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 09:52:45 PM »
Under $500 GRAB it $750 think about it $1000 use the ice !  :chef:
I would hate to come up against you on "Let's Make a Deal" Mr. C..... >:D

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 11:51:50 PM »
The man does know his stuff!!! He wanted $800 offered 5 and looks like he will part with it for 6. So guess that means buy it then think about it haha....

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 11:57:39 PM »
The man does know his stuff!!! He wanted $800 offered 5 and looks like he will part with it for 6. So guess that means buy it then think about it haha....
Oh no...no folding like a cheap suitcase here Mr. z. We have brought you too far....tell him 5 fity or you are walking!   >:(

BTW, what brand is that sweeet looking honey?  ;)

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 09:56:34 AM »
I say go for it.
 BTW, are you the same z-man over on homebrewtalk?

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 04:04:36 PM »
Not me but I do like Homebrew if that counts for anything... Just went and took a look at this table again and man is that thing big.... I could honestly get away with just half of it I think but I am sure with parties it would come in handy. Is it like buying a boat where if I went smaller like 40" I would soon want a bigger one? I was thinking the extra fridge could store dough balls etc and the other beer/drinks. For the condiment coolers one could store salads and other items that would be nice to stay cold during a party and the other pizza toppings. I really like the idea of a table but scared this thing might be a little big as I only have big parties a few times a year. Any advice from prep table owners out there?

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »
z-man,

I do have a smaller pizza prep fridge shown at Reply 639 (second picture down) http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,18407.msg235194.html#msg235194  If I recall right that pizza prep fridge was about 500.00 used.  At the time I could have purchased a bigger pizza prep fridge used for about the same price, but since my pizza stand at market is so small I had to purchase the smaller pizza prep fridge to fit into my small pizza stand with all of the other equipment that was needed. 

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2013, 10:22:46 PM »
Let me know if you pass on this.  I am local to you and interested.   ;D

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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2013, 04:13:13 PM »
Sorry. she came home to papa today as he called me back and said he would let it go for $550  :P Thanks Chicago Bob!

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2013, 04:16:29 PM »
Sorry. she came home to papa today as he called me back and said he would let it go for $550  :P Thanks Chicago Bob!
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Re: Refrigerated prep table???
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 09:40:38 PM »
Good deal, Zack!!  Between that and what you're saving on the oven (I assume you're going with plan A) you must be thrilled!  I must saw I have table envy. 

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