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Best cake pan that isn't Chicago Metallic?

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At this late date, I've realized that my good cake pans are in storage in San Francisco. I can't really afford to replace them, but I do need three 9x2 pans.

Most standard cake pans at big box stores seem to be 9x1.5! Any ideas on where I can get, sometime this week, 9x3 pans that are under $10? Or is that even possible? Online is out as speedy delivery will likely run up the cost to more than my budget. I'm in Chicago, on the north side...

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  1. After Chicago Metallic, in Jan. 2005 Cook's Illustrated listed the Calphalon Classic Nonstick Round Cake Pan as a recommendation. That's their latest round cake pan review.

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    1. re: Antilope

      The Calphalons cost more than the Chicago Metallic! But, all is well. After frantic googling, I found a place in downtown Chicago called Northwestern Cutlery that carries the Chicago Metallic for $10 each. Not fantastic, but pretty darn good and I guess I'll have to bite the bullet.

    2. I've been horribly spoiled by Amazon Prime... You might look for someone that carries these locally. http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Aluminum...

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      1. re: firecooked

        I saw those and then I read that Michael's (the craft store) doesn't carry Wilton pans anymore. :-( I couldn't find other close sources. And, apparently, their regular line has sloped sides, which is, of course, unacceptable!

        There's one not too far away; I may check just in case.

        And as for Prime - I had it for 4 years and only just decided it wasn't in my budget right now. But I miss having it SO much.

        1. re: Violatp

          Hobby Lobby has the Wilton pans, and I found them at Walmart, too.

      2. Magic Line and Fat Daddio's are superior to Chicago Metallic.

        1. Try Krasny & Co, on clybourn, just north of Diversey. NW cutlerly is good, too. If there's anyone left on madison (same area as NW cutlerly), they'll have 'em too.