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Offline Serpentelli

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2013, 06:21:00 PM »
Not to mention this has a very big cool factor.  :)
I know you are after control John...don't hurt to do it in style though. 8)

Bob,

I'd gladly give up style for some good ol' leoparding!

But thanks!

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2013, 07:16:35 PM »
Pictures of the containers I use.
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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2013, 09:43:31 PM »
Bert, Thanks!

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2013, 07:02:04 PM »
I emailed Sterilite, gave them the product #, and they responded quickly. I feel better about using these for my guests. Thanks Bill!

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John,

Thank you for contacting Sterilite.  Our products are made of polypropylene or polyethylene plastic, which are food safe materials.  These materials meet FDA requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations for all food contact excluding actual cooking applications. 

No Latex, BPAs (bisphenol A), PVCs, Teflon, or other stain resistant chemicals are used in our manufacturing process.

Sterilite does not use any harmful materials in the production of our products.

Regards,
Michael
-----Original Message-----
From: CustomerService
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 9:40 PM
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Subject: Sterilite.com E-Mail Inquiry 1716



Item Number: 1716

Mailing List: No

Name:           John Knab


Inquiry:
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Can I use this product safely to store food in, specifically bread dough for anywhere from 24 to 72 hours?

This is for home use, not commercial use.


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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #44 on: May 18, 2013, 08:35:43 AM »
My fridge is apparently not very good.

The digital readout stating the fridge's temp and the readout from my own temp probe differs by more than 12 degrees!!!! That's with only a 2500 g dough mass in it.

This'll be going back.  >:(


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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2013, 10:32:27 AM »
How much time did you give it to stabilize?

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2013, 10:42:33 AM »
Don't want to high jack the thread but How do you like the Igrill?
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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2013, 11:10:44 AM »
How much time did you give it to stabilize?

Mitch,

Sad to say 12++ hours.

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #48 on: May 18, 2013, 11:17:33 AM »
Don't want to high jack the thread but How do you like the Igrill?

I got the iGrill as a gift. It's very cool in that is has a graphing function (real time) so you can see trends. Also cool in that it reads out on your iPhone. But Bluetooth has limited range (20-25 feet for me).

Two probes of course. "Globe" function lets you tap on flags on map and you can see what others are cooking around the world ( if you care to do that type of thing.)

I would definitely purchase it again if I break this one.

There are obviously many cheaper options out there.

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2013, 12:06:04 PM »
Mitch,

Sad to say 12++ hours.

John K

Really too bad.  I have similar experience with a small portable Samsung refrigerator.  It does not have a temperature display/setting - it has the old fashioned 0-9 dial.  If I want to keep it in the 60's it is very hard to regulate.  A small adjustment can move it 10 degrees.  Similar fluctuations when you open the door.

Currently, I ferment my doughs (TXCraig1 style) in the crawl space, basement part of my house.  This time of year it stays in a range of roughly 60-68.  We are in the process of kitchen update planning and are thinking of a small fridge.  I suspect my dough needs will be (appropriately) banished to a small fridge in the garage.  I was hoping your find would do the trick.

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2013, 04:30:47 PM »
Really too bad.  I have similar experience with a small portable Samsung refrigerator.  It does not have a temperature display/setting - it has the old fashioned 0-9 dial.  If I want to keep it in the 60's it is very hard to regulate.  A small adjustment can move it 10 degrees.  Similar fluctuations when you open the door.

Currently, I ferment my doughs (TXCraig1 style) in the crawl space, basement part of my house.  This time of year it stays in a range of roughly 60-68.  We are in the process of kitchen update planning and are thinking of a small fridge.  I suspect my dough needs will be (appropriately) banished to a small fridge in the garage.  I was hoping your find would do the trick.

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Mitch,

My next iteration will be a slightly larger fridge, preferably one at least 17.5 inches deep so as to be able to accommodate the Doughmate Artisan size proofing trays. I will attach it to an external temperature control device such as:

http://winestat.com/

Or one of the Johnson Control devices:

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/keg-equipment/thermometers/A419ABG-3C___9161.shtml?CAWELAID=1372130435&catargetid=1553582284&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CPWr3ea-oLcCFYVZ7AodBzwApg

Otherwise I am either constantly fighting ambient temp. Or fighting my wife about messing with the A/C!

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2013, 06:17:39 PM »
Mitch,

My next iteration will be a slightly larger fridge, preferably one at least 17.5 inches deep so as to be able to accommodate the Doughmate Artisan size proofing trays. I will attach it to an external temperature control device such as:

http://winestat.com/

Or one of the Johnson Control devices:

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/keg-equipment/thermometers/A419ABG-3C___9161.shtml?CAWELAID=1372130435&catargetid=1553582284&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CPWr3ea-oLcCFYVZ7AodBzwApg

Otherwise I am either constantly fighting ambient temp. Or fighting my wife about messing with the A/C!

John K
Cool!  8)  Those are PID controllers like what FeChef uses on his water bath cookers. Except he builds his own.
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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2013, 06:31:28 PM »
Cool!  8)  Those are PID controllers like what FeChef uses on his water bath cookers. Except he builds his own.

Well I do not possess ANY electrical engineering skills so I am glad these things are not too expensive! :)

What does PID stand for, BTW?

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2013, 06:40:03 AM »
Nice finds!  Will be curious how you solve the fridge solution... (I'm definitely out of space in my own fridge nowadays, and with the oven being built tomorrow, will need a solution for the future that will let me control my rises and store more dough balls...)

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« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2013, 11:16:17 AM »
John, if you are going to multi task your controller(sous vid)then you need to note that some of the ones in your link only handle up to 80 degrees. ;)
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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2013, 11:44:19 AM »
John, if you are going to multi task your controller(sous vid)then you need to note that some of the ones in your link only handle up to 80 degrees. ;)

Bob,

I hear ya on that. Thanks. Seems like I'd go for that JC A419 one since it goes to 212F.

If I were to be ordering one.

Which I probably shouldn't b/c the loveley bride said "No more stuff!!!" on our way home from church yesterday.

But thanks for keeping an eye out for me! ;)

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2013, 11:52:40 AM »
Bob,

I hear ya on that. Thanks. Seems like I'd go for that JC A419 one since it goes to 212F.

If I were to be ordering one.

Which I probably shouldn't b/c the loveley bride said "No more stuff!!!" on our way home from church yesterday.

But thanks for keeping an eye out for me! ;)

John K
Sure thing!  Oh, and enjoy your new controller when it comes in.   >:D
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« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2013, 12:16:43 PM »
Sure thing!  Oh, and enjoy your new controller when it comes in.   >:D

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Re: Costco Proofing Fridge and Walmart Proofing Boxes
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2013, 01:56:09 PM »
Yep, I've done a lot of research on wine cooler-type fridges, trying to find one that would allow me to use it for proofing at 60-65F.  None of them appear to be remotely reliable or accurately cooled.  Someday, someone will make one...


 

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