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Dec 17, 2013 10:19 AM

Durable bakeware

I’m looking for economically priced bakeware that doesn't chip and/or rust. I buy these gray colored non-stick pans (Norpro?)that initially work great but quickly degrade. The coating chips off then the exposed metal begins to rust. Maybe I shouldn't be buying nonstick? Can anyone recommend any brands? Maybe what the pros use.

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  1. chicago metallic, but i don't think they are nonstick

    i've heard great things about the gold pieces that WS sells - but it's not cheap.

    maybe try a restaurant supply? i think anything nonstick is going to degrade, but that's just my general opinion on nonstick coating

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    1. re: rmarisco

      I like Chicago-Metallic, too, It's nice and solid, and relatively inexpensive, at least the basic line. It seems they do make non-stick pieces, too, but I don't know anything about those.

      1. re: MikeG

        I have nonstick pans (jelly roll pan) from Chicago Metallic. They are fairly solid.

    2. I have a bunch of nonstick bakeware, but really you don't need nonstick bakeware because many people use parchment paper for baking -- at least for cookies and stuffs.

      Like rmarisco, you can go to a restaurant supply store and scout some bakeware.

      1. USA Pans are terrific. They're coated with a proprietary silicone. I have two of the loaf pans. No need to use fat or nonstick sprays, my loaves fall right out.

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        1. re: DuffyH

          I think that's what Mrs. mikie uses as well. I think she has cookie sheets that are not coated that's the same brand.

          1. re: mikie

            My cookie sheets are the classic Wearever/Lincoln Foodservice aluminum pans. No warping, ever.

            In fairness, i've had those long before I discovered USA Pans.

          2. re: DuffyH

            I just bought a few USA items and I agree that they are the best that I've ever used. They can be a bit pricey, but the results make up for it!


            1. re: DuffyH

              Totally agree with Duffy. USA pans are awesome (at least for the 4 months I've used them.)

            2. I agree with the USA pans suggestion. They are great, wash with basically a rinse in hot soapy water, and have become my go-to wedding gift. I wish they would come out with a bund-like pan design. I use them for everything that doesn't need to be over 400.

              1. Another vote for the USA pans. A friend who bakes large quantities because she sells at farmer's markets introduced me to them.