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Feb 10, 2010 04:16 PM

Anybody know where to buy a cast iron muffin pan in SF?

I can order it online, but I want it NOW! Called Rainbow, they don't have it. Googled it, nada.

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  1. I have seen them in stores like HomeGoods and TJ Maxx, but there is no gurantee. I posted a post earlier about cast iron muffin pan. What is it with cast iron muffin pan? Why? I saw them in HomeGoods and they are heavy. I have to lift with with two hands. I cannot just grab on with one hand and life like all my other bakeware.

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    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

      Cast iron muffin pans are good if you want crust: corn muffins; also good for popovers and Yorkshire pudding.

    2. It's a long shot, but you could try Kamei Restaurant Supply on Clement near 7th Ave. Don't bother to call first as customer service is pathetic. But they do stock a wide variety of goods.

      1. My suggestion would be to try a camping/surplus type store -- not REI or North Face but a place that caters to hunters and the like. They are more likely to have a pretty good selection of all sorts of cast iron. I assume you are looking for one by Lodge, Texsport, or Camp Chef/Sante.

        1. Have you tried hardware stores that still carry housewares like Fredericksen's or Cliff's? Some ACE hardware stores carry quite a good selection of cast iron.

          Edit: Also - have you tried Sur La Table?

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          1. re: souvenir

            Just know that they don't make huge muffins. They make muffins that would have been considered a normal portion maybe back in the Ford administration. Like bagels, muffins of late have taken on monstrous proportions.

          2. Well, if you strike out and can be patient, for later, I suggest getting vintage on Ebay. I have two Griswold cast iron muffin pans, and they're less heavy than new ones, and have a glassy surface. The muffins just fall out. They're dreamy. ;-)