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For Sale: Shimpo-Nidec mini slab-roller, $400, we split shipping


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Hi!  I purchased this Shimpo-Nidec mini slab roller to make my life easier with laminated doughs (before all the DIY and neato fancy ones started showing up on etsy), but, I'm just not using it enough and I need the space for my hobby.  The Konbi restaurant in LA area uses this roller (it's orange though), check out all the videos for glimpses of it in action.  I've had the Konbi pain au chocolat, and they are pretty darn tasty.  They will source and sell it to you for about $1,500, although, you can get it new for $500-600 (I paid $529 for it).  I'm asking $400 since it is used, but, I take very good care of my things.

 

The unit came with a board and canvas specifically for clay, the wood board could make shipping tricky.  If you want the board and canvas, I'll include them, but I'm not sure they are food safe.  If you look through the konbi videos above, you'll see they are using a custom board of sorts.  I did a little prelim work here, trying to decide whether to cut my own from wood or get a plastic cutting board but never pulled the trigger on anything, had other priorities at the time.  I use the board with parchment paper and it was really annoying, the paper would slide around.  Once over that aggravation, the resulting doughs were excellent and much more uniform than had I rolled them out by hand.

 

If you are in southern california, I'm happy to meet you half-way and so I don't have to ship.  I also make occasional trips to northern California bay area, and I have various conferences I attend for work in the second half of the year around the US, so I am always happy to drag it with me on the plane.  I haven't figured out how to ship this thing yet.. I'll split it with you whatever it is.  I really don't want to ship, so one of you in California buy this 😁

 

BTW, this thing works very well for inverse laminated doughs, not sure why but was so much easier than regular laminations which do take practice.  Maybe it's because of the parchment paper.  Here's a thread you can see my early attempts at croissant dough, having very little experience making these things.  I've attached pics of my fronch apple thingies I made using inverse laminated dough and deep-fried left overs, very proud of the results!  And yes, yes, one can do these by hand with a rolling pin or dowel quite well.  Don't judge me.

 

Let me know if you have any questions :)

 

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