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ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Jun 24, 2011. 19 Replies

Hi guys, I am still looking for used  and reasonably priced used equipment for making candy- guitar cutter and maybe a melter. I have not made any profit yet from my candy, and think it may be due to…Continue

Looking for a used guitar cutter

Started this discussion. Last reply by OG Dec 7, 2010. 14 Replies

Hi,I am looking for a used guitar for candy making, of course in hope it will be cheaper that new.Please let me know, if you have one.Thank youContinue

Reasonable Chocolate Melters(Holding tanks like Mol'dArt) from England

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katerina Paleckova Aug 30, 2010. 4 Replies

Hey fellow candy makers!I wanted to get a feel on how in demand are chocolate melters/holders, the kind that does not temper, but has a thermostat and keeps chocolate in same temperature.I used them…Continue

 

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Jun 24, 2011
Nancy replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"I would like to know if someone has the water tempering machine TF20  DR520241. Is it a good machine ? Could you advice me this machine ?   Thank you,"
Jun 24, 2011
Katerina Paleckova replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Very good videos, I am confident it will work. But, if you don't mind one more question: I am doing mostly cutting(firm) ganache, for square candies. What is the best proportion of chocolate and cream for firm ganache? I do 1/4 cream to 3/3…"
Jun 1, 2011
Katerina Paleckova replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Thank you so much, I will test the method. I am quite embarrassed that after 2 years my ganache still breaks. K."
Jun 1, 2011
Nancy replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Thank you, it is sure a good solucion.   Thank you very much."
May 28, 2011
Andrea Bauer replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Look on Ebay for a dental vibrator (try dental vibrating unit as a search).  You can find one for under $100.  I have one and am planning to make a little platform that will hold the mold in place while it is vibrating.  It is nice…"
May 27, 2011
Nancy replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Thank you very much, so smart to think of something like this. I only need to buy the ruler still. Thanks again.   I have a question, do someone know the JKV machines? are they good ? And the Selmi one machines ? Is there a cheap solucion for a…"
May 27, 2011
Katerina Paleckova replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Hi guys, long time. Made truffles recently, but behold, broken ganache again. I always follow recipes, cannot get it right. What Are less common causes for broken ganache?"
May 25, 2011
Katerina Paleckova replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"You Actually cut thr ganache with the tool. It is really long. The ganache cracks if its chilled and melts soon on the knife as well. It needs to be room temperature, and work quickly. Clean tool often. Brush some chocolate on the pieces for a foot…"
May 25, 2011
Nancy replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Thanks for all the advice. I am totally new and just beginning. But with no much money so a solucion for a guitar will be more then great. I will buy tomorrow the cutting in tool and a plastic quilting ruler, but with what kind of knife must I…"
May 25, 2011
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Feb 13, 2011
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Feb 13, 2011
Katerina Paleckova replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Thank you guys, I also found Ponoko helpfull:  www.ponoko.com, where you can design your own products, and get them made. So I designed my ganache frame(simple square border with two holes to stack the frames) went on ponoko, selected plastic…"
Feb 13, 2011
Patti Humbert replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"I think the creativity that draws us to chocolatiering is helpful in working out ways to do things other that the "official", expensive way.  I have not purchased any ganache frames yet, and I will in the future but for now, I found a…"
Feb 13, 2011
Jessica Conrad replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Sorry I missed this, we're about 6 hours apart or more as time-zones go.  You've found the candy cutter I was referring to, the rolling adjustable cutter (top picture in your post above.)  Hopefully though the home depot tool…"
Feb 13, 2011
Katerina Paleckova replied to Katerina Paleckova's discussion ISO used Guitar Cutter and chocolate melter
"Funny, that is the one I just got from Depot 2 hours ago, hoping it would help. Thank you for help! I will try it tonight. Also online I found french caramel cutter below and also roller cutter. But for now I will experiment with the home depot…"
Feb 12, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
So far a chocolate course in Callebaut Academy, but hoping to get more experiences in future.
My favorite chocolate is:
Dark with roasted almonds

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