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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2021, 01:26:05 PM »
I'd love to get a hold of these dough trays.  I like the size.  Sounds like Ooni resells them, but at a steep premium.

https://www.solentplastics.co.uk/6-9-ltr-small-euro-plastic-stacking-container/?fbclid=IwAR02vQtrY3GYoxTgNqFdngxdRDyBu9tKeumQ_qc_UiCLHU0jN9cBbwjnqO8

Being in Canada, not sure if the shipping is going to price them out of contention.

Has anyone else found "home sized" dough trays (and lids) online?

Thanks!

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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 02:36:43 PM »
Following as well. Believe it or not, a proper dough box is standing in the way of me making great pizzas. The boxes I've used are too small and I end up ruining at least one dough ball getting it out of the box

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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 04:26:03 PM »
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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2021, 11:45:57 AM »
I'd love to get a hold of these dough trays.  I like the size.  Sounds like Ooni resells them, but at a steep premium.

https://www.solentplastics.co.uk/6-9-ltr-small-euro-plastic-stacking-container/?fbclid=IwAR02vQtrY3GYoxTgNqFdngxdRDyBu9tKeumQ_qc_UiCLHU0jN9cBbwjnqO8

Being in Canada, not sure if the shipping is going to price them out of contention.

Has anyone else found "home sized" dough trays (and lids) online?

Thanks!

I checked with Solent Plastics, and they quoted me delivery for 2 trays/boxes and 2 lids. The product and devliery were reasonably priced, but the delivery puts this out of my budget.  I said reasonable, just not affordable.
product: 11 Euro
delivery: 60 Euro

So on to sourcing other options.

I should note that my current solution for dough are Anchor Hocking 4cup round glass food storage "bowls" with tight fitting lids .  I get 1 dough ball per container.  The issue I'm trying to mitigate is extracting the dough ball, without knocking out some of the built up fermentation CO2 from my dough. Or just mangling the dough ball all together. :'(

https://www.anchorhocking.com/anchor-hocking-classic-round-glass-food-storage-with-cherry-lid-4-cup.html

@AronH I think you and I are having similar issues:
Following as well. Believe it or not, a proper dough box is standing in the way of me making great pizzas. The boxes I've used are too small and I end up ruining at least one dough ball getting it out of the box

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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2021, 11:49:14 AM »
I contacted Solent as well. They sent me an email saying that shipping to Canada was so expensive that they wouldn't even bother selling to me. I am going to ask a friend in the US if I can ship the Doughmate Artisan kit to him and have him ship it up here to me. It's over $50 USD to ship to Canada. And that kit is perfect for me, mostly due to the size of the boxes

I checked with Solent Plastics, and they quoted me delivery for 2 trays/boxes and 2 lids. The product and devliery were reasonably priced, but the delivery puts this out of my budget.  I said reasonable, just not affordable.
product: 11 Euro
delivery: 60 Euro

So on to sourcing other options.

I should note that my current solution for dough are Anchor Hocking 4cup round glass food storage "bowls" with tight fitting lids .  I get 1 dough ball per container.  The issue I'm trying to mitigate is extracting the dough ball, without knocking out some of the built up fermentation CO2 from my dough. Or just mangling the dough ball all together. :'(

https://www.anchorhocking.com/anchor-hocking-classic-round-glass-food-storage-with-cherry-lid-4-cup.html

@AronH I think you and I are having similar issues:

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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2021, 11:55:59 AM »
I also tried something last night that worked pretty well. I only made a 4 ball batch but for proofing, I put the balls on a large plastic cutting board and covered them with small plastic ramen bowls. It wasn't perfect but it totally eliminated the mess I've made of dough trying to get it out of the box and losing all the air and shape in the process. Having no walls helped so much. However, the new dough recipe I tried was so soft that for the first time, I actually threw out a pie that got stuck on the peel. And due to getting stuck as well, another one became a snake-shaped pizza

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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2021, 01:08:04 PM »
Sheet pans with lids are inexpensive and work well too.



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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2021, 05:15:50 PM »
I also tried something last night that worked pretty well. I only made a 4 ball batch but for proofing, I put the balls on a large plastic cutting board and covered them with small plastic ramen bowls. It wasn't perfect but it totally eliminated the mess I've made of dough trying to get it out of the box and losing all the air and shape in the process. Having no walls helped so much. However, the new dough recipe I tried was so soft that for the first time, I actually threw out a pie that got stuck on the peel. And due to getting stuck as well, another one became a snake-shaped pizza

I just recently found a few affordable options (for us Canadians) on Amazon:

This option is a bit high but you get 2 boxes and 2 lids, nice size

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08D3QQHRK/?tag=pmak-20

and this box here, non-toxic 100% BPA free

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08JGP969X/?tag=pmak-20

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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2021, 05:27:19 PM »
Sheet pans with lids are inexpensive and work well too.

this is what I use. 
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Re: Dough trays - cheaper alternatives?
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2021, 06:11:53 PM »
I just recently found a few affordable options (for us Canadians) on Amazon:

This option is a bit high but you get 2 boxes and 2 lids, nice size

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08D3QQHRK/?tag=pmak-20

and this box here, non-toxic 100% BPA free

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08JGP969X/?tag=pmak-20

Kori B

I got the Doughmate kit from Amazon.com, cheapest way to get it unfortunately. I also picked up a large box and lid from Nella. It holds 10 balls and they cost around $45

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