Types & Benefits of Baking Pans


The first step to any success in the kitchen is the proper tools and covering your bakeware needs can be an extensive and overwhelming process. It’s important to furnish your professional kitchen with the proper baking pans that will best suit your needs. Fortunately for you, we have spelled out the benefits of each type of baking pan available and what purpose each one can serve for you. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Sheet Pans

As one of the most universal pans found in both home and commercial kitchens, the sheet pan is the workhorse of the baking world. While people use sheet pans for a variety of needs, these pans are most ideal for baking cookies, biscuits and other flat food items. Made from primarily stainless steel or aluminum, sheet pans provide an unbeatable level of durability.

Sheet pans are made in three sizes:

By having various sizes, you’ll be equipped to make large or small batches of foods easily depending on demand. Make sure to consider your oven size prior to purchase, as not all ovens are accommodating to full-size pans.

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Cake Pans

Versatility narrows as we move from sheet pans to cake pans. Cake pans are more specific to different types of cakes. Here are a selection of cake pans offered and the benefits of each:

There are also several novelty baking pans available for more unique pastries.

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Bread Pans

Bread Pan
Breads are devoured at nearly every dining table. With the right bread pan, these delectable carbs are easier to produce and serve. Bread pans made from metal or silicone are highly durable materials and will withstand the heavy demands of a commercial environment.

The following bread pans are designed to make the breads for which they are respectively named:

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Muffin Pans

Muffin Pan
The muffin pan’s versatility allows you to be efficient with available oven space. Today’s muffin pan manufacturers are designing pans that can make as few as 5 muffins or as many as 24 and more in one batch, so you can make as many as you need to without compromising space. Cup diameters vary between 1″ to 5″, for the ability to create mini or jumbo muffins.
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Pie Pans

Pie Pan
The first step to the perfect pie is the pie crust, and the pan plays an important role in helping you create a flaky, scrumptious crust. Most pie pans today are made from aluminum or stainless steel, ensuring their durability, although there are tin and Pyrex options available. Pie pan diameters vary, allowing you to create mini 7″ pies up to 10″ pies.
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Quiche Pans

Quiche Pan
The signature mark of a quiche is the crimped edges lining the crust. These edges are easily created with quiche pans that have the crust design built into the pan’s construction. Quiche pans can rage in diameter to make individual 3″ quiches to larger 8″ quiches.
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Jamie Alberico

I've come a long way from peanut butter and ramen. Trust me. If I can figure out how to make a healthy and delicious meal-- so can you! And best of all, I'll share my do's and don'ts. (I've learned a lot of don'ts!)

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