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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.
Awesome product!! I received the product today. Packaging was good. There were no quality issues with the pan. It came intact. The pan is quite a sturdy & heavy one. I didn't expect it to be so heavy. I am very happy with that. I baked a bread today & it has come out very well. I made a dough of 4 cups (1 cup is 250 ml) of flour. After baking it, it came out of the mould very clean, without sticking. Very happy with this product. I recommend to everyone who is passionate about baking bread varieties to use this pan. I really feel it's worth the money spent..
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.
Debo decir que he probado marcas como good cook, norpro, chicago metallic y absolutamente ninguna se compara con la calidad de este producto, el fondo y las paredes laterales son de un espesor superior: esto se traduce a un dorado uniforme y una coccion perfecta. las propiedades antiadherentes son fenomenales. Llevo mas de 25 usos con los que compre, dentro del primer mes y siguen funcionando a la perfeccion. No se les pega nada! solo los limpio en tibio con una toalla de papel de cocina seco y listo. Lo recomiendo al 100% Una increible adicion a mi cocina.
It’s a very well-built, very sturdy pan — top-notch quality. The 10x5x3 (LxWxH) inch measurements make it a bigger pan than a standard-size pan, which would be about 9x5 inch i.e. the 1-1/4 pound version. I chose the bigger size version because I like my breads and cakes to have the kind of controlled shape a bigger pan provides, rather than tall “dome” bakes you get in standard size pans. However, the seller did not pack this properly at all. The pan was just kept inside the carton bare. No insulation whatsoever. I am surprised it got to me in one piece. Beware while opening the package because you can easily scratch the pan with the scissor/knife or whatever tool you use to open packages.
Had baked bread a couple of times using this pan, and so far I am happy with the outcome. Compared to my previous loaf pans, this pan is much heavier in weight and after baking the bread it popped right out. (My other pans stated it was "non stick" but after many uses the breads started to stick). Hopefully after long term use, the breads will continue to pop right out the pans after baking. There was a couple of small crumbs stuck in the inside corners which was easy to remove with a pointed end of a wooden toothpick. After washing & wiping dry the pans I still let it completely air dry on the counter before storing it away.
Great quality no doubt . Will give it 4 starts. but on second thought cooking in aluminium worries me. Even though its technically baking and not cooking I would not prefer aluminium. I regret not seeing the lodge cast iron pan before buying this or else would have Bought that.
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.
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!)