Decorating nozzles and bags
Posted: 02 December 2009 05:44 AM   [ Ignore ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  404
Joined  2009-10-14

Plastic nozzles are much cheaper than metal - which do you prefer?

Most bakers use piping bags - are the syringe kits any good?

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 December 2009 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  913
Joined  2009-01-04

are you talking about a plastic piping tip?? If so, let me know where you get one, because I was looking for a big plastic star tip and can only find a metal one…

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 December 2009 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  404
Joined  2009-10-14

Yes I was - but you will have to hop on a Boeing - I am in Cape Town South Africa!

I have not checked out the quality of the plastic one’s as yet. Still doing a survey of baking shops here.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 December 2009 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  913
Joined  2009-01-04

LOL yeah but can’t you buy stuff from Africa online? I couldn’t even find any online!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 02 December 2009 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  404
Joined  2009-10-14

I don’t think they are geared up for foreign orders - not like Amazon. And mail theft is rife here - they would probably never arrive.


Amazon US has stopped sending to us due to theft.  Anything I order on line locally I have hand delivered to my door by a private company.


As I said I want to see the quality of the plastic ones. I wonder why everyone uses metal including Rose? I shall report further.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 December 2009 09:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2595
Joined  2007-11-15

I’ll tell you why - metal are the most widely available.  Also, available are standard white plastic which I’ve found included in pastry decorating sets or kits.  I’ve seen professional pastry chefs use polycarbonate tips, but I haven’t seen them for sale to the general public.  Plastic is a little more difficult to clean (grease tends to cling to it, but can be washed off with a little elbow grease).  Metal can bend, but only if you’re careless.  Metal can be sensitive to room temp, which has only been a problem for me when piping ganache - I had put the piping bag down for a while and the ganache firmed up in the tip and was extremely hard to push out (had to heat the tip a bit to get it out). 

As far as bags are concerned, I love to use disposable.  No matter how many cloth, nylon, or plastic lined pastry bags I’ve purchased over the years, they all get stained and eventually turn rancid.  Disposable plastic bags are your friend!!!  Parchment is another good disposable option.  I frequently use heavy duty freezer storage bags for small piping jobs (stay away from non-heavy duty or non-freezer bags - they bust at the seams under the slightest pressure.

 Signature 

Come visit me at

Blog:  http://butteryum.org
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ButterYum
Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/butteryum/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ButterYum.ATastyLittleFoodBlog

Profile
 
 
Posted: 07 December 2009 11:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Sr. Member
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  404
Joined  2009-10-14

I think I will stick to metal - safe for dishwasher! And will be ordering disposable bags.

Profile
 
 
   
  Back to top
 
‹‹ Old Post re: Tilia foodsaver      Mrs ››