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I love USA pans, I have a lot more of them. I was however very disappointed with this purchase. I paid full price and got what is clearly a used item. Every brownie cup has deep scratches and gauges out of the finish, the bottom shows signs of surface friction, there is a rust colored spot on the bottom of one of the cups, and the product label was taped back on before shipping. I was so excited to receive this and make a batch of brownie bites, but instead I got garbage.
Very disappointed and returned. Made packaged brownie mix and greased the pan as directed. I did not use cooking spray as product information said not to use. The brownies would not come out of the pan. I even tried freezing them and the next day was still hardly able to get them out without them breaking apart. Nice idea that doesn't work. There was no recipe or recommendations that came with the pan.
BROWNIE BOWLS: 1 star. Received what looked like a used product. Fork looking marks and rust spots on every single brownie bowl. It may be a manufacturing defect. Either way I sent in for a replacement and will update when I receive it. Update: same issue with the replacement. $30 for this pan isn’t worth it when it can’t be sent without damage already. I assume it’s from stacking the product.
BROWNIE BITES: 2 stars. The size is awkward. The brownies I made from the recipe on the back were cakey, not brownie like. Used my own recipe and it turned out oddly dense. Both times they were difficult to remove without a toothpick. Be aware that you need to adjust recipes and temperatures many times and that the measurements aren't exact in other reviews. Overall it’s an interesting specialty pan, but it doesn’t quite make the brownies I’m looking for. Great for cornbread dippers in chili though!