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May 12, 2012 12:16 PM

Aluminum cups for creme brulee

Hi Everyone!

I'm planning to make creme brulee for Mother's Day and I'm having a difficult time finding 4 ounce aluminum cups in San Francisco. I've called many places without success and would appreciate if anyone can tell me where I could find these cups. Thanks!


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  1. Is there some reason you need aluminum cups rather than the traditional ceramic?

    5 Replies
    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      I have also wanted to buy some so I can take brulee or custards to parties, etc. Or simply not have to wash!

      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        I'm making at least 20 for Mother's Day and buying 20 ceramic ramekins would get very expensive for one event.

        1. re: SF415HC

          They're dirt cheap at restaurant supply stores. Have you tried Forest or Kamei?

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Just called Forest, no luck there. Kamei, they didn't have time to check. Thanks Robert for the suggestions.

            1. re: SF415HC

              Did you ask for aluminum cups? I've never seen those, but most restaurant supply places have really cheap ceramic ramekins.

        1. FYI for next time:

          I order from this company, a family run business, about once a year


          to make and freeze
          mini-quiches (I use the 5 x 1.25" tins) and
          mini-pies (I use the 5.75 x 1.75 tins


          in single-person servings.

          1. Update, so no luck finding these aluminum cups. I did find something much nicer! Chef's Warehouse in SSF has some square porcelain dishes that comes in a set of 4 for only $2! Besides great prices, their customer service is wonderful. Anyway, thanks for everyone's suggestions and I hope everyone has delectable Mother's Day tomorrow!