Loaf tins

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sam from worthing

Loaf tins

reading a post about delias malt loaf, has got my taste buds tingling.

I do not have 1lb loaf tins. and i would like to get some.

has anyone any experience of using silicone bake ware?

I do have a 2lb silicone loaf "tin" but it does warp and i end up with funny shaped loaves and cakes. Have they improved? or should i stick to tins.

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Janice

Loaf tins


I have mixed feelings about silicone since recently when making muffins, they all stuck badly and so I now lightly grease them just incase. As far as bread tins, I love my metal loaf pans and have never used the silicone one that I have. I never have any trouble getting my loaves out of the tins, in fact they almost fall out when I invert them and so prefer to use them over silicone. I may try using it now you have reminded me Sam, just to see how it works.
As far as whether silicone has improved, I really don't know but I have only had mine a few years. I really don't know how silicone can be better than good solid tin.

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Biggles !

Silicon 'tins'

Hi Sam I love my silicon bakeware and find it excellent for bread. I know what you mean about the mishapen stuff though. I have 2 x 1 pound loaf tins. One is just silicon and produces a very rounded loaf but the later one I bought has a rigid lip around the top and does not lose its shape, When I make a cake in them I will line with silicon paper, just to be sure there will be no problem getting the cake out.

Main thing I like is that the silicon is so easy to clean. My metal loaf tins have become discoloured over the years.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Tins

Hi Sam, maybe wait see what the range Delia has developed is like?

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Tompeters

Loaf tins

I have pure silicone loaf tins and others that have silicone that fits into ptfe metal supports. I hate them. They are not (for me) non-stick, they have different cooking properties (presumably the thermal conduction is different) the unsupported ones give unacceptable shapes. I embrace eagerly new tech (which is why I bought them) but I go back to my old faves. Same with silicone pastry brushes. Awful. The one silicone product which for me really excels is the spatula, like the old Kenwood rubber one but in silicone. They are brilliant. Silicone mats to put hot pans on are also excellent and easy to clean. The other point is that while the silicone is dishwasher safe not all of my silicone products are good in the dishwasher for one reason or another.

Verdict for loaf tins: Metal. Steel always rusts but is cheap. I prefer top quality steel non-stick and don't allow anyone else to use them. Not even Thomasina ;)

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sam from worthing

loaf tins


thank you all for your replies. you all seem to back up my feelings about silicone, my big 2lb loaf silicone tin has a rigid frame thing, but it manages to slip off during cooking.

I shall stick with the old fashioned tin type.

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Welshcookie

Loaf tins

Non-stick tins are not considered the best for baking. Unlined tins, greased where necessary are the ones usually used by bakers.

 
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