Forgive me, I already posted this--but it appears I listed it as a "comment" and not a "discussion."Does anyone have a thermometer that they especially like (that seems to maintain accuracy). I have various thermometers, classic bulb style, dial/analog, and digital, and none is reliably accurate. I tested them all by immersing them in boiling water, which should be around 212 F. The various devices measured between 180 F and 230 F. Only two out of 8 thermometers were within 5 degrees of 212 F.…See More
"Does anyone have a thermometer that they especially like (that seems to maintain accuracy). I have various thermometers, classic bulb style, dial/analog, and digital, and none is reliably accurate. I tested them all by immersing them in boiling…"
"Ben, I'm using 3 REV Deltas (basically the same as the x3210, but with an "extended temper mode") and have been very happy with them. They have been running daily for two years, and have been mechanically reliable and keep the…"
My truffles tend to be in batches of 80-100 pieces. The Revolation 2 makes enough tempered chocolate to coat one batch (then needs to be refilled, and re-tempered--taking about 1/2 hour). The Rev Delta can coat 6 batches before refilling…"
It does sound like you are having problems with humidity in your cabinet. I have a similar case, and although it has a dial to control humidity, and a tray to drain off the water, it really isn't effective as a dehumidifier. I find…"
Yes, the Mol d'art is trouble free, quiet, and easy to clean. The chocolate in either machine can be poured into molds fairly easily (I use a plastic ladle). The Mol d'art does have the advantage of having a larger open tub,…"
I can't say for sure, but the Qzina looks exactly like the Mol d'art melter. Perhaps a re-branded item? I have used both the Chocovision machines and the Mol d'art melting tank, and both are serviceable machines. As you are…"
I get 70% fair trade organic chocolate from Ciranda ( it is labeled CocoaRica), and 32% fair trade milk chocolate from Puratos. Both are Peruvian in origin. You need to buy it in 2,000 pound pallets from these suppliers. Sweet Earth…"
"I've got a Fair Trade/Organic chocolate shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and may be interested in carrying your products. Would you please send me wholesale price information, along with information on your displays? Please reply directly to me at…"
"I do have a substantial amount of chocolate on hand at current time. I did get a big shipment in while we were communicating. I am very interested in your 65 and 70 percent and likely to purchase from you in the fall. maybe earlier... I hope to…"
Thanks for your reply. How much are you asking for the Stephan unit (and/or the other items you are selling)? What kind of shape is it in?
Reply here, or privately as you wish.
I do have a substantial amount of chocolate on hand at current time. I did get a big shipment in while we were communicating. I am very interested in your 65 and 70 percent and likely to purchase from you in the fall. maybe earlier... I hope to visit first week of May. I'll get back to yo.
I suggest that we communicate more directly. My email is Mimi@grocersdaughter.com
thanks so much Dale. I really look forward to meet you! thanks, Mimi
HI Dale, I hope you had great Valentine's Day sales! I am heading to Grand Rapids the first week of May where I will visit Patricia's Chocolate in Grand Haven. I might be able to swing by to see your production if invited by you. Know that you are most welcome to come see what I do. Collaboration is one of the things that make working with chocolate fun. I hope to receive your samples in the mail- I am very happy to send you a check to cover cost or pay however you need me to! Have a great day!
I don't think she is going down for a while and I'd much rather have the samples sooner than later. i'm expecting a large shipment from one of my providers in a few weeks and If I really like what you have to offer I might reduce my order. Thanks.
Hi Dale, I'd like the larger quantity if doable. I would want to both taste and re-temper and taste to really assess the quality for me. You can either just bill me for cost with the shipment or I can pay you on paypal or pay by credit card. Thank you. I look forward to collaborating more in the future. My assistant Cile is often in Kzoo where her parents reside and I know that she will stop in to say hello and purchase your your confections for us to try.
I am really excited about potential future collaborations!