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Best bundt pan? Is nordic ware too dark?

lyntc10 Feb 15, 2010 03:59 PM

i'm looking to buy a bundt pan, and was trying to decide between a cheap baker's secret pan or the nordicware one. The nordicware is quite dark (haven't seent he baker's secret one yet) and I am worried it will cause the cakes to brown too much? Is this silly? Is it a good pan to buy, and worth the money?

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    kayakado Apr 6, 2010 11:52 AM

    Don't use anything with lecithin to grease your non-stick pans. Make a mixture of crisco and flour or crisco and cocoa for chocolate cakes.

    Lecithin leaves a residue thet will eventually cause your nostick to stick. Bakers Joy has Lecithin, ie a smaller amount than a regular spray so it will take longer but it will biuld up and is a bugger to remove.

    1. coney with everything Feb 17, 2010 04:23 AM

      IIRC, Cooks Illustrated like the NordicWare pans--browning is flavor, doncha know.

      And I like the Crisco spray with flour for prepping this type of pan.

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      1. re: coney with everything
        grnidkjun Feb 17, 2010 08:19 AM

        I use bakers joy spray with success as well. :)

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        foiegras Feb 16, 2010 09:09 PM

        The NordicWare are not too dark in my experience ... however, you do need to be careful with the prep on the fancy shapes.

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          ChesterhillGirl Feb 16, 2010 10:06 AM

          I have this Bundt pan from Williams-Sonoma:

          W-S has several baking pans in their own line called Goldtouch--I have a few and like them a lot (round cake layer pan and muffin pan).

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          1. re: ChesterhillGirl
            LNG212 Feb 16, 2010 04:31 PM

            I have a Williams-Sonoma one too -- the Heritage Bundt pan ( http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc... ). It works really well and I like the different look of it. Oh, and someone mentioned to me they thought my pan would be difficult to a) grease and b) clean; but neither of those is true. I use a pastry brush to grease it and it cleans quite easily.

            1. re: LNG212
              grnidkjun Feb 17, 2010 08:20 AM

              oh that's a pretty design!

          2. grnidkjun Feb 16, 2010 09:54 AM

            I've always had good luck with my nordicware.. love them.

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