Homemade Cake Pans??

Decorating By ReneeFLL Updated 11 Oct 2011 , 2:54pm by dchockeyguy

ReneeFLL Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 1:56am
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I bought some cake pans from Ebay. The seller said that they were "professional pans". When they arrived you could definately tell that they were homemade. The apperance was not a big deal to me as long as the cake came out fine. It did, but I noticed that the aluminum discolored where the batter was. I have other pans that have never discolored after many uses. I am concerned about the discoloration and what caused it. Maybe an inferior aluminum? Used the same batter in another one of my pans with no problem. Does anyone know why this happened and should I be concerned about it?
TIA

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BlakesCakes Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 3:50am
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If by "homemade" that you can see the solder on the seams, they're most likely from Mexico or Malaysia. That's how companies in those countries make their pans out of sheet metal.

We're used to aluminum pans that are treated to not discolor (unless they're put in the dishwasher....). The sheet metal in those countries usually isn't treated and can discolor in the presence of acids.

The oxidation could discolor light batter cakes. I'm not aware of any other problems that it might cause to the baked goods.

Rae

ReneeFLL Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 2:48am
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Thanks Rae for the info. So you think that the pans and the solder are ok or should I return them?

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 3:20am
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Well, I'll be honest.....I've always avoided pans where I could see/feel the solder......I worry about there being lead in the solder. I don't know if it's a well founded fear, but I think I'm stuck with it.......

Rae

dchockeyguy Posted 11 Oct 2011 , 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Well, I'll be honest.....I've always avoided pans where I could see/feel the solder......I worry about there being lead in the solder. I don't know if it's a well founded fear, but I think I'm stuck with it.......

Rae




Don't Magic Line square pans have solder on the outside? I've never been worried about Magic Line pans.

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