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Best cake pan that isn't Chicago Metallic?

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Violatp Jul 27, 2013 06:04 PM

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...

  1. Antilope Jul 27, 2013 06:23 PM

    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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      Violatp Jul 27, 2013 06:45 PM

      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. firecooked Jul 27, 2013 08:52 PM

      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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        Violatp Jul 27, 2013 09:07 PM

        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.

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          jeanmarieok Jul 28, 2013 06:32 AM

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

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            wyogal Jul 28, 2013 11:13 AM

            Yep, got mine at WalMart

      2. Candy Jul 28, 2013 10:27 AM

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

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          dscheidt Jul 30, 2013 09:32 PM

          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.

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