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Aluminum cups for creme brulee

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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?

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    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.

      2. Too late but maybe next year.

        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!