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Monday, April 19, 2010

Must Have Home Baking Pan Essentials Checklist

When it comes to being a proficient home baker, you need to keep your kitchen fully stocked with all of the essentials. As you build your collection of baking pans, I recommend investing in high quality bakeware so that it will perform beautifully and last for years.

You will need the following baking pans to accommodate most of your baking needs.

Square Pan - 8 x 8 x 2" or 9 x 9 x 2" in size
Rectangular Pan - 9 x 13 x 2" in size
Two Round Cake Pans - 9" by 1" in size
Loaf Pan - 9 x 5 x 3" in size
Pie Pan - 9 by 1 1/4" in size
Casserole Dishes - 1 quart, 1 1/2 quart and 2 quarts in size
2 Muffin Pans - 6 and 12 cups capacity
2 Baking Sheets (cookie sheets) - 11 x 17" in size
2 Round Bundt Pans - 6" and 12" in size
Angel Food Cake Pan - 16 cup capacity
2 Round Springform Cake Pans - 7" and 9" in size
Jelly Roll Pan - 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1" in size
4 Ramekins - 1 and 2 cups in size
Quiche Pan - 1.7 quart in size
2 Round Pizza Pans - 14" and 16" in diameter
2 Roasting Pans - 1 oval and 1 rectangular with lids

Optional Baking Pans:

Mini Muffin Pan - 12 mini cup capacity
Mini Loaf Pans - 6 mini loaves capacity
Souffle Dishes - various sizes

What kind of bakeware should you purchase?

To be honest with you, I own several kinds of baking pans...from silicone, non-stick metal, ceramic, ironstone, terra cotta etc. I like them all for different reasons and for different uses. I think it all comes down to personal preference, but I think it is important to invest in high quality bakeware items. You know the old saying, "You get what you pay for."

Keeping your kitchen well-stocked with all of the Must-Have Baking Essentials will save you time and frustration in the kitchen. When you come across a recipe that you want to make, you will have the pan needed already on hand.

Shelly Hill is a mother and grandmother living in Pennsylvania who enjoys good old-fashioned cooking and baking. This article was written by Shelly Hill and is copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved.

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