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Old 01-13-2009, 09:08 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Katie E View Post
I wish I could recommend what I've been using for years. I got the muffin pan in 1953. I know it's some form of aluminum but, beyond that, I couldn't tell you more. I DO know it's cooked more muffins and cupcakes than I can count.

Someone gave me a Teflon-coated muffin pan one time. Mediocre at best. I still greased and floured it.

My only recommendation would be to be sure the material is nice and heavy, regardless of whether or not it's light or dark.
Katie, one of my muffin tins is circa 1951 and is mirro and it is very heavy. I have used it my whole life. I wish mirro still had that kind of quality.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:10 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by PieSusan View Post
....And don't even get me started with silicon bakeware. I don't know anyone who likes that stuff. The baked goods tear and stick; it is too flimsy.

I've heard the same thing.

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Old 01-20-2009, 09:22 AM   #13
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I used mine this morning and I love it. It's Farberware, and I don't think I spent more than nine bucks for it. It has a nice weight, doesn't buckle, and I love the non-stick surface.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #14
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I use nice and heavy Wear-Ever pans.

They work great for making mini pies.

Pai7 $10 for 7 of them.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:37 PM   #15
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I know this post is old.. but as browsing through.. thought I'd share still, even if I'm a day late and dollar short.. at least!

I recently found this one at TJMaxx for $19 .. I was actually shopping around for a new muffin pan and couldn't resist. I haven't had opportunity to try it out yet but am looking for an excuse to make some muffins!

Hmm.. I'm not allowed to post links yet, but if you're interested to see on the nordicware website, it's the Bundt Cupcake Pan. It's cute, it's heavy and not too dark in coloring. It looks darker in their photo than it does to me in person.

nordicware (dot) com/store/products/detail/bundt-cupcake-pan/220721BC-7C89-102A-B382-0002B3267AD7
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:32 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Laser View Post
I've been looking at muffin pans and I've seen them range from about $8-$20. Is there really a difference between them? Thanks for the help.
Light weight materials with a darker colour will decrease the baking time. On the other hand, insulated pans will slow baking. Also, size of the muffin cup capacity will affect cooking time and evenness, obviously, as you will be baking a larger sized batter in each cup.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:48 AM   #17
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Another chicago metallic fan here. Uncoated varieties. :)

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