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Offline Mad_Ernie

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King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« on: June 16, 2014, 07:37:08 PM »
Look who is jumping on the baking steel bandwagon.  The price seems a little high to me, but maybe the bag has something to do with that.  It's interesting in that baking steel is becoming more recognized as a product to cook pizza beyond the traditional baking stone.

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/king-arthur-baking-steel-and-storage-bag?go=EP140616B&utm_source=EP140616&utm_medium=email&utm_content=&spMailingID=6666131&spUserID=MTU2MTAwMzc2OTIS1&spJobID=461710868&spReportId=NDYxNzEwODY4S0
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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 03:06:29 PM »
$129 for a 1/4" x 14" x 16" plate? $79 is ridiculous, but $129  is just insane.

I guess when your customers are conditioned to buy price gouged flour, $129 for what's basically a $20 plate is not that big of a deal.
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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 10:43:56 PM »
$129 for a 1/4" x 14" x 16" plate? $79 is ridiculous, but $129  is just insane.

I guess when your customers are conditioned to buy price gouged flour, $129 for what's basically a $20 plate is not that big of a deal.

 :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D  ^^^

Let them eat pizza.

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 10:51:16 PM »
$129 for a 1/4" x 14" x 16" plate? $79 is ridiculous, but $129  is just insane.

I guess when your customers are conditioned to buy price gouged flour, $129 for what's basically a $20 plate is not that big of a deal.

Did you read the response from the KA rep to the lady (Beth) who commented on the high price?
Pizza is not bread.

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 10:55:37 PM »
Did you read the response from the KA rep to the lady (Beth) who commented on the high price?

I did after I made the initial post here.  Sounded like too much spin to me.  Can the bag really be worth an extra $50+?
Let them eat pizza.

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 08:32:17 AM »
I saw that KA plate.  I need to get one.  Looking for suggestions from the members here.

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 11:02:45 AM »
Did you read the response from the KA rep to the lady (Beth) who commented on the high price?

Haha, that's quite amusing. I wonder if, besides shipping with the bag, the plate comes with a big glass of kool aid, because the rep seems to be imbibing a ton of the stuff.

It's FUN to be ripped off! Weeeeeee!

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 11:04:17 AM »
I saw that KA plate.  I need to get one.  Looking for suggestions from the members here.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=31267.0

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 07:01:56 PM »
Scott-Thanks.

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2014, 07:46:26 PM »
Anyone that wants a baking steel, contact me, if you stop by, I will give you one for free!! Near Roanoke VA,,,

I have 10x12 and 10x15 and others I have not dug out from under my workbench, yet, all new, left over from when I sold parts such as this.

I must have 30 of each, plus others.

Sheared blanks at a steel supplier are cheap, talk to the right guy, the blank, from their 1/4" drops, should cost less than $15.

They may give you the drop, if you promise to bring them the first successful pizza!!  :drool:


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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2014, 08:00:21 PM »
Anyone that wants a baking steel, contact me, if you stop by, I will give you one for free!! Near Roanoke VA,,,

I have 10x12 and 10x15 and others I have not dug out from under my workbench, yet, all new, left over from when I sold parts such as this.

I must have 30 of each, plus others.

Sheared blanks at a steel supplier are cheap, talk to the right guy, the blank, from their 1/4" drops, should cost less than $15.

They may give you the drop, if you promise to bring them the first successful pizza!!  :drool:


These plate would require chemical cleaning, would they not?

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2014, 01:15:48 AM »
These plate would require chemical cleaning, would they not?

I'm curious, what do you mean by 'chemical cleaning?'

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 01:20:36 AM »

These plate would require chemical cleaning, would they not?

Not at all, actually, the natural surface would be perfect, needing no more cleaning than you would do to a new cast iron pot.

The steel is manufactured at a temperature over 2,000 degrees, contamination during transport is possible, as with anything.

I would soak it for a couple hours in vinegar, toss it in the oven until it is 400 degrees, then apply your favorite edible oil, to inhibit rust.

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 05:41:44 AM »
Anyone that wants a baking steel, contact me, if you stop by, I will give you one for free!! Near Roanoke VA,,,

I have 10x12 and 10x15 and others I have not dug out from under my workbench, yet, all new, left over from when I sold parts such as this.

I must have 30 of each, plus others.

Sheared blanks at a steel supplier are cheap, talk to the right guy, the blank, from their 1/4" drops, should cost less than $15.

They may give you the drop, if you promise to bring them the first successful pizza!!  :drool:
How much would it cost to ship one to OR, and how much does a 10x15 weigh? :)

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Re: King Arthur Flour offers baking steel plate
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2014, 01:29:54 PM »
I got a 1/2" plate for $40 at a fabricator basically scrap price, no need for "fancy steel"  :-D
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