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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?
"We make great pizza, with sourdough when we can, commercial yeast when we must, but always great pizza."
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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
*Sigh*