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I used this pan for the very first time last night. I’ve been baking for over 50 years and recently decided to try my hand at more yeast and sourdough bread baking. King Arthur Flour is my favorite source for supplies, recipes, and baking help and suggestions. They and Cook’s Illustrated (for recipes and equipment reviews) both highly recommended this small 8 ½” loaf pan for a standard loaf. And as I had only a 9” Pyrex loaf pan and a 9” metal pan, after research I ordered this pan. King Arthur Flour has this exact pan but with their own name and logo on the bottom. I made my first loaf of a sourdough sandwich bread and as you can see it came out beautifully, and tastes even better. I hand washed the pan and turned it upside down to drain and air dry.
But imagine my dismay when I turned the pan over in order to put it away and after sitting right side up on the counter for a minute or so I discovered rusty water collecting in the corners of the pan. I took a paper towel and blotted it up and shortly more collected. I’ve tried to get a photo of it. When I turned the pan upside down again and looked carefully at the rolled edge. It isn’t sealed - the rolled edge clearly can collect water. And I can see rust under the rolled edge. From what I understand the rolled edge is reinforced and perhaps the reinforcing wire isn’t coated and does rust. I am not happy about the rust.
I now read that another reviewer suggests putting these pans into a 200’ oven to thoroughly dry this rolled edge, as clearly there is no way to hand dry it. I guess I’ll have to try this technique. But I would very much appreciate USA Pan’s input here, whether my pan is actually defective, or if there is a better way to care for the pan. I’m concerned that the pan itself may rust if the coating gets damaged or scratched. I am aware that metal tools are not to be used. But otherwise how durable is this pan?
All of this aside, the pan appears to be sturdy and it certainly browns bread beautifully. I hope the manufacturer and other users can clarify this.
Excellent loaf pan, the baking results are perfect - my breads turn out beautifully. The pan is sturdy and has great finish, unlike the other brands that you will find in India. Should last for a long time with proper care - water has a tendency to deep into the edges of the multi-layer surface, so make sure that the pan is completely dry before you store it, otherwise might get rusted. Leaving the washed pan in a warm oven might be a good idea.
I have several baking & muffin pans from this brand ... all amazing . The loaf pan size I chose, is perfect for a smaller loaf of bread... meatloaf or loaf cake... even a small lasagna or other baked pasta dish. Great heat conduction . Highly recommend. Arrived quickly as always with Amazon.
USA Pans are amazing! I was introduced to the bakeware a few years back at a local chefs specialty store. I was searching for a product that didnt exist (lol) and came across USA Pans. They are pricey and I was hesitant, but I made my purchase and went home to bake. I was so pleased that now all I purchase is USA Pans.
The bread/loaf pan is fantastic. It truly is the first non stick pan I have ever found that really is non stick! The corrugated inside does allow for better overall baking compared to my other aluminum and glass pans. The product is hefty!! Not heavy, but darn durable!! I can see these pans not being replaced in my lifetime. Cleaning is a breeze, nothing sticks and they wipe out so nicely and best of all....they stack perfectly and take up very little valuable storage space. I love this bakeware line!!
best ive used hands down, and i am a chef, so says allot. super easy to clean, ZERO sticking. very heavy duty build. great heat distribution, food comes out picture quality. thank you i will buy more(thank i already have!)
Realmente impresionante amoneste molde, el material y la calidad sin excelente hice un panque y no se pego para nada si lo engrase debo mencionar pero wow e engrasado otros y batallo un poco con este salio como mantequilla aparte que que se horneo uniforme y estoy encantada y pensando en comorar otro para tener dos
I wish I'd bought these so much sooner - they are truly the best loaf pans I've ever owned in all my decades of baking.
I use them mainly for banana bread. Not once has my banana bread got stuck to the bottom of the pan. Every time, the bread is evenly browned, and perfectly golden all over.
As soon as I remove the banana bread from these pans, I wash and rinse the pans (it takes almost no time at all thanks to the non-stick coating). Then I put the clean pans in the still-warm oven to dry. Easy peasy. :)