Baking With Stainless Steel Pans

My happiest time in the kitchen these days is with my stainless steel bake pans when I am making treats for my grandkids. There is so much joy in seeing happy faces giggling with delight because their Nana “understands” them. I love cooking with stainless steel cookware so my bakeware preference is also stainless steel.

Discovering fun dessert recipes I can share with my “sweeties” has caused me to break out of my comfort zone and venture into cooking techniques that I always considered too intimidating.Small  For example, fondant. I’ve always enjoyed seeing the beautiful works of art that can be created using this delicacy. However, for me, using fondant just looked too complicated to try. Plus, even though I admired the beautiful fondant designs, I never really liked the taste of it. This all changed when I discovered some amazing and delicious fondant recipes.

So armed with a desire for a challenge and a bit more confidence, I was prepared to try something new.

There is nothing like a kid’s birthday that will have you researching Monster High doll cakes, Lego cupcakes and just

My first attempt using fondant. Not perfect but getting there.

My first attempt using fondant. Not perfect but getting there.

about every princess and hero out there. Most of these creations use colorful fondant. If you love the artistic art you can create with it but are concerned about using food dyes, there are ways to get around this. Fondant can be colored using dyes made from natural foods. This site shows you how to make your own organic food coloring.

Want to learn how to use fondant to make art inspiring treats?  Craftsy has a basic course that’s free and can give you very helpful information.

Now If you also want to use baking pans that are safe and  healthy, you want to use bakeware that is not toxic. Stainless steel is a healthy metal.  It is very durable and resists wear and tear and dents.  You don’t have to worry about flaking or toxic chemical leaching into your hard work.  However, it has an unfortunate and unnecessary reputation of causing food to stick to pans. This is generally not the case with bakeware since baking requires the addition of an oil or flour to the pan.

As for uneven heating, the following bakeware items all distributes heat well which means your baked goods will cook thoroughly.

Best Stainless Steel Cake Pans

Every baker needs proper pans to turn out delicious delicacies. These bake pans need to be heavy and sturdy and able to withstand high temperatures. They also need to be thick so that food doesn’t burn easily. Here are some good choices for your kitchen.

Norpro 8-Inch Stainless Steel Cake Pan

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Lindy’s Covered Cake Pan, Silver
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9″ X 13″ Cake Pan with Cover

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Best stainless steel baking sheets and muffin pans

These are versatile tools that every cook needs. You don’t need to limit them to cookies which is the first thing you think of when this type of cookware is mentioned. They provide a larger surface area to bake several items all at once. So if you need to cook large quantities of meats, vegetables, bread, you have an inexpensive tool at your fingertip. They also serves to catch spillovers from frozen foods that you need to warm in the oven. They can hold several of these at one time. You can buy these sheets with rims and without rims.

The following items are sturdy and of good quality, should last a very long time and will resist dents and scratches.

Lindy’s Heavy Baking Sheet

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All Clad 14 x 17 Inch Baking Sheet

All Clad sets the standard for great quality stainless steel cookware. This quality extends to its baking sheet.The sheet is constructed of three layers with aluminum core as its core and SS comprising the two additional layers. This is the optimum construction for even, thorough cooking.

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Norpro 12 Inch x 16 Inch Stainless Steel Cookie Sheet

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Enjoy making cupcakes. Here is the perfect muffin pan for your creations.

Fox Run Stainless Steel Muffin Pan

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