I recently received several Wilton Pans from a friend that used to decorate back in the 1990's. She hasn't used them since, and they look good, but I'm wondering if Aluminum breaks down over time (coatings?) and if they are still safe to use. I'd hate to make a customer (or my family) sick.
I'd love to use them, but can anyone tell me if they are safe?
yes they are safe. People use pans for years and pass them down to generations. I know a bakery that has pans that are like 25 years old. they are fine..
My mom has some aluminum (not wilton) pans she got for a wedding present 33 years ago. They are the best pans for baking cakes.
I've been using my Wilton pans for over 20 years and they're just fine. Just wash them in hot sudsy water (to disinfect) and bake away.
My grandmother gave me her very first sheet cake pan (it's a Wilton) that is 25 years old. I use it and the cakes are perfectly fine!
Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it. I feel a lot better now.
It was like hitting the jackpot!! She gave me one set that had 3 sized pans (with pillars) 5", 6" and 8". I didn't even know they made a 5" pan... very cool. What an adorable little tiered cake that's going to be!!! I have a 4" pan but it has that cavity to fill, not always convenient.
She gave me 11 pans total... I still can't believe it.
Wow! That is like hitting a jackpot! How lucky you are!! Especially now that you know they're ok to use