Aluminized steel 1 lb. loaf pan. Commercial grade. Heavy gauge. Corrugated surface design facilitates air circulation for even baking and quick release. Coated silicone that's PTFE, PFOA and BPA-free. 65% recycled steel. Choice of size and number of pans. Cooking spray not recommended – use oil or shortening. Non-stick with easy release.
Pans must be hand-washed, not soaked or put in dishwasher.
Heavy-gauge steel construction for even heating. Pan dimensions embossed on handles. Easy to clean. Won't stick. Pan lip makes it easier to rotate in oven. Pans cool quickly. Dishwasher safe if you don't use detergent. Good weight.
Must hand-wash for best results to protect the finish.
Heavy-duty steel rolled-rim bakeware construction for warp resistance. Non-stick coating. Oven safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash in dishwasher unless you use tablet detergent. Hand wash recommended. Cooks evenly. Non-stick coating works in some cases.
Non-stick coating is hit or miss. Hand-wash and dry soon for best results.
European-grade silicone is stronger, flexible, and durable. Sturdy design stands on its own; flexes to pop out foods. Non-stick. No messy cleanup. BPA free. Safe for freezer, microwave and oven up to 500 degrees. Dishwasher safe. Easy to wash.
Batter can stick to ridges along the bottom.
Cast iron. Seasoned and ready to use out of the box. Even heat distribution. Handles for lifting. Durable. Coat inside with shortening before baking and it will not stick. Does not heat up quickly, so bread has more time to rise.
May want to re-season before use. Rough finish, so using paper towels or cloth to grease it can leave residue.
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From moist banana bread to a citrusy and seasonal lemon loaf, these pans make it easy to mold batter into a loaf worth slicing. While these pans can be used for a myriad of baking needs – from bread loaves to meatloaves alike – there are many different options to choose from as there are a wide range of loaf pan models on the market. In choosing the perfect loaf pan to meet your culinary needs, consider several factors, such as price, the material the pan is made of, size, whether you’re looking for multiple pans or just one, and the pan’s nonstick properties to make cleanup a breeze.
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