Monday, December 27, 2010

Stainless Steel Baking Pans

A few months ago, I treated myself to a couple stainless steel baking pans. I purchased a muffin pan and a square cake pan. I've been eager to try stainless steel for a few reasons. 1) I'm deeply uncomfortable with any teflon-coated pans, which my only other muffin tin is. While I always use liners with it, my babies eat a lot of muffins, and I try my best to keep them away from toxic exposures. 2) I'm mildly uncomfortable with aluminum bakeware, due to some evidence that aluminum accumulation in your body isn't awesome for you. If you know me at all, or read this blog with any regularity, you might imagine that I'm not in favor of the whole trend of silicone bakeware...trying to move away from plastic wherever possible. I've never seen a glass muffin pan, so...that leaves me to try stainless. I like it--it seems to cook well and can go in the dishwasher. I have seen little to suggest much ill effect from stainless steel. It isn't non-stick, but I'm ok with soaking a dish and using a little elbow grease to get it clean. Next to try, a loaf pan... :)

(photo from, where I purchased said pans)

1 comment:

  1. I've never had any luck with stainless baking pans...they have always rusted on me. Let me know how they go and what brand you get...I'm wanting to move away from all coating cookware as well...