Which cake pans do you prefer to bake with. I'm just beginning and I'd like to invest in pans that work well and will last.
It seems most bakers on this site use either Magic Line or Fat Daddio's. ML are more expensive and it seems most people who have used both prefer them, however I purchased a fat daddio's a few months ago and am quite happy with it and have bought another one since then - they clean up more easily than the magic line.
I use Magic Line & have never had a problem with them. They have a little "lip" around the top that makes them easier to take out of oven & flip & lift! Hope this helps.
How do these brands compare to Wilton?
I like the magic line brand, I have a couple of Wilton pans, and my cakes made with the ml pans come out with sharper corners especially the square, I don't know about the fat daddio's pans. HTH
Thanks...I dislike the Wilton square "corners" too....
Where did you get that avatar??!! That the best one I've seen!!! LOL
Thanks everyone. I'll try both of these out. My Wiltons are ok, but I knew someone on here could give me some good info. Thanks
I have all three brands beign discussed. BY FAR my fav is Magic Line. Heavy enough to bake evenly, as easy to clean as anything else, and good sharp corners.
Fat Daddio's according to the owner of the company (there was quite a "discusson" a few weeks ago) recommends that you not bake higher than 300 degree in FD pans.
For me that means a few pans in my inventory now require special handling for best results as in some pans can go in an oven at 325 and some need an oven at 300, so both ovens are on. Way too much trouble for me to remember that.
A few people have reported that ML pans discolor when put in the dishwasher. I don't put my pans in the dishwasher, and if they aren't pretty as brand-spanking new I couldn't care anyway.
Given everything - quality of cakes produced, easy release, straight sides, ease of cleaning, I buy Magic Line.
Once you compare ML to Wilton you won't look back.
I love my magicline pans!!
I agree with leahs. I've had my ml pans for almost 25 years. They still look good (not as easy to dent if dropped because they are much thicker than Wilton) still bake great. They do make square corners look crisp & straight. Worth every penny.
Hope this helps.
I am not a professional baker, but I have only used Wilton. Mostly because that's what I had access to. I'm also very cheap and haven't made the investment into really expensive pans yet. If and when I need more geometric pans, I'll probably decide based on price and what shapes are available. I really want a comma or paisly pan set. I also should get a few more round pans, but I'm not sure what sizes I need.