How long will a cake pan be usable.? I found an awesome cake pan at the thrift store but it looked alot used. When is it time for a new one?
If its a high quality (non-teflon) pan it could last forever with good care.
Im a dumb dumb when it comes to non-teflon/teflon/nonstick and so on. Are non-teflon the Wilton brand?
I have a couple of old bread and cake pans my Grandmother used, still doing duty once a month or so. As long as they aren't banged up or rusted, they should be fine.
Non-stick coatings are silver or black, and slick.
I buy all my cake pans in resale shop, garage sales, yard sales,ebay, amazon,overstock, craigslist, friends anywhere I can get them...one lady had like 30pans in her attic, she hadnt used in over 8yrs. she asked if I wanted them...of course, dahhh...lol
So I have them, washed them and use them...
Most of my Wilton pans are at least 20 years old and are still as good as new. If you take care of them they will last forever.