Ok so this whole time I have been barrowing cake pans from my sister inlaw and now that I seem to be doing this more and more I am going to invest in my own set of pans. I just wanted to see what kind of pans you guys and gals use or would recommend. = )
There are a lot of threads on this topic, but the clear winner always seems to be Magic Line.
IMO, they are wonderful and will last a lifetime. Until you use some different brands, you just don't really understand.
Personally, I hate Fat Daddio's more than I can say. Wilton are OK for a beginner, but you'll need to replace them at some point. So, just start out with great pans that will be the only ones you'll ever need to buy.
You will never regret having the best tools.
I love Magic Line! I only have one Magic Line pan though Most of mine are Wilton and Fat Daddio's, bought on the fly as I needed them. If I had the money I would replace every pan I have with Magic Line, but alas I do not. Sigh......
If you can afford MagicLine then definitely go in that direction. I have some wilton but finally brought 3 ML last year and I use them almost exclusively. The sharp lines and even sides are worth every penny.
Another vote for Magic Line!! I started with Wilton and they were fine in the beginning. I replaced all my round and square with Magic Line and what a difference!
I have Fat Daddio's and love them. leah s why don't you like them? Thanks.
Thanks guys and gals! I guess I will be looking into purchasing Magic Line pans! = )
Magic Line. I bought a set of rounds on Amazon for less than $100 early last year.
My half sheet pans are Fat Daddio's and the corners are sorta rounded. Don't like. Magic Line pans have razor sharp corners.
Magic Line all the way. Amazon has great prices on them. I like the 3" deep ones. If I bake with bake-even strips and a flower nail in the center I only have to trim off about 1/4". A 9X3 pan takes a WASC'ed cake mix and comes out deep enough to torte into two 1" layers.
I actually use Fat Daddio's all the time and do not have a problem with them. I will say this though...I baked a 12" cake in a Magic Line pan that I had gotten at a ridiculously low price at some outlet and it was superior in baking quality I thought. Of course I don't use it all the time so I'm just going by the one use, but I was impressed. When I need to buy new pans I will be looking for Magic Line. But until then my FD's do just fine.
Magic Line on Amazon for me too, except every size that Williams-Sonoma sells in their Goldtouch line. These are the very best, but are only 10" and under. The cupcake pans are incredible.