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Offline DoouBall

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Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« on: November 15, 2020, 01:19:26 PM »
Hey guys, I've been using Glad and Ziploc brand containers when fermenting dough balls in the fridge or wine fridge, and neither is quite perfect. They both have either corners or etching in the bottom of the plastic bowl instead of a smooth flat surface and as a result, the dough still sticks more than I like, even when using oiled containers. The dough will come out eventually when put upside down, but it takes a while and some of the gluten strands stretch and pop the air bubbles during release.

I looked around on the web for containers about 6-8" wide with a completely flat and smooth bottom and haven't found one yet. Do you know of any? I often use 65-70% hydrations, so the plastic container is a must and the popular plastic bag idea won't work here. I'm open to the metallic ones too if those are good, but I'm concerned they might stick even more than the plastic ones. Thanks!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2020, 01:20:58 PM by DoouBall »
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Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 02:47:49 PM »
Iíve found these at grocery stores in New Jersey and California. Bottom isnít completely flat, but maybe theyíre better than what you have. Very minimal etching. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EJQWU22/?tag=pmak-20
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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 01:42:30 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions!
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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 08:48:33 PM »
Sorry I'm so late but here are a few I found at Dollar Tree. Various sizes and all $1


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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 10:30:20 PM »
Those look nice! Thanks!
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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2021, 03:57:52 PM »
Those look nice! Thanks!

Beware. Dollar Tree tubs are very cheap, just like everything they sell. And $1 adds up when you're spending $1 each. Not really a deal. Better to get a stack of Gladware or Ziploc brand tubs at the grocery store. Better quality and for basically the same price. Maybe even less.

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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 09:25:04 PM »
I use cambro 2qt rounds (HDPE not PC)

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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2021, 09:50:01 AM »
Beware. Dollar Tree tubs are very cheap, just like everything they sell. And $1 adds up when you're spending $1 each. Not really a deal. Better to get a stack of Gladware or Ziploc brand tubs at the grocery store. Better quality and for basically the same price. Maybe even less.


Mine last a long time with weekly use. They are thin but mine only have dough in them and the stress on the container is minimal. I go with shape rather than brand name. No corners and round like a small pie. I will check out Ziploc and Glad ware next time I need new containers.


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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 06:45:47 PM »
About what cup capacity size is best for a container? Like 4 cups?

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Re: Plastic dough ball containers without corners?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 08:59:43 PM »
Depends on the size, weight of the dough you are putting in it. For a single dough ball I think 4-6 cups is a good size. For a bulk ferment I would go 2x as tall as the dough. Also depends on type of ferment, cold or room temp
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