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Trim 'n Turn Ultra Cake Turntable
Manufacturer: Wilton Industries
List price: $20.99
Dimensions: 12-3/4" x 3-1/4"
Weight: 1 lb 2 oz
Composition: plastic, silicone, steel ball bearings
Other versions: Wilton Professional Turntable
Made In: Taiwan
Type: Kitchen Tools: Cake decorating stand
Color: White, green
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Even if you decorate a cake very rarely, having a turntable is an undeniable aid – there is nothing like having fair access to all bits of your cake.

The top turns nicely in either direction on ball bearings, but can be locked in place at any point, allowing you to focus on an area without fear that the cake will start turning when you least expect it. It has a non-slip surface to hold your cake board in place (not the naked cake, which would just make a mess).

With a cake as large as 11 inches, you will still be able to see the platform. It can support a larger cake, but it becomes a little more unwieldy. It comes apart easily for cleaning, and, in the world of cake stands, it is very economical. Yes, it takes up a certain amount of space, but most useful things do.

Our one complaint is that the finger indentation on the locking tab could be deeper. It's a little hard for us to get enough leverage to pull out the tab and lock the top. Pushing it in to unlock is easier. It seems to be loosening up with use (or maybe our fingers are getting stronger!), so perhaps if we decorate a few more cakes, this issue will resolve itself.



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