ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Pastries & Baking › Residential Kitchen Gut & Remodel, ISO under counter radiant cooling element for pastry making
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Residential Kitchen Gut & Remodel, ISO under counter radiant cooling element for pastry making

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Afternoon.

 

I am an Interior Designer and novice Pastry Chef.  Wanting to tap in to the pastry experience within Chef Talk in hopes of some success in finding and locating a source for an under granite slab cooling element.  What I thought would be something easy to find, I am quickly not finding anything.

 

Essentially doing a complete kitchen gut and remodel.  Outside of my primary passion as an Interior Designer, I am a novice cook and pastry chef, WITH passion.  I am trying to find a "radiant heat" configuration but for "radiant COOL" instead to chill the counter top. 

 

Radiant Heat offers a coil configuration and there has to be something similar that offers a cool or cold coil that I can install in a specified area in my yet-to-be completed kitchen island that will give me an area to pursue pastry magic. 

 

Anyone have ideas, recommendations or suggestions on where I can find something to chill the island slab?  Thanks in advance for your help and ideas.

 

Regards,

 

David

Granite Bay, CA

launch@starstream.net (email)

 

DavidinNorCal (ChefTalk handle)

post #2 of 5
Check with local hvac companies, explain that you want a temperature controlled slab. Might have to be a custom job.
post #3 of 5
What a lot of commercial co.s do is build a undercounter fridge without a top, and then slap a marble slab on top. These work quite well, even in hit crowded commercial kitchens

I have worked with specific made marble tops with refrigeration coils underneath. Very noisy, spews out a lot of hot air, and in the end we just switched the unit off and used the marble slab on its own.
...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
Reply
...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
Reply
post #4 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by foodpump View Post

I have worked with specific made marble tops with refrigeration coils underneath. Very noisy, spews out a lot of hot air, and in the end we just switched the unit off and used the marble slab on its own.

 

Yeah this. Marble does pretty good without supervision.

 

Quote:
 What I thought would be something easy to find, I am quickly not finding anything.

Maybe there are reasons for this. I love out of the box thinking, but sometimes all I encounter when I get outside of the box is just endless space.

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
Reply
Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
Reply
post #5 of 5

might be better off having a dedicated shelf in your freezer where you could chill a piece of countertop scrap.  go to Home Depot and spend $5 for a 12" x 12" granite or marble tile and test the concept.  

Scott just a tired old sailor glad to be home from the sea
Reply
Scott just a tired old sailor glad to be home from the sea
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pastries & Baking
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Pastries & Baking › Residential Kitchen Gut & Remodel, ISO under counter radiant cooling element for pastry making