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In the equipment section of this site the link for loaf tins goes to Lakeland, but that item has been out of stock for a very long time now. However, it doesn't say what brand they are, so I can't look for them anywhere else. Does anyone know what brand they are?Failing that, can anyone suggest a good brand for loaf tins? I bought a Masterclass 2lb tin a few months back, but in a very short time the non-stick coating started flaking off. I don't like to use it any more because the coating is coming off on the loaves I make, which is a bit yeuch. I haven't abused them in any way, always lightly oiled and handwashed and normally used about 3 times a week, so there really is no good reason why they should deteriorate so quickly.
Most good cookshops will stock good loaf tins, I dont think they necessarily have to be non stick. I have never had a problem of getting a loaf of bread out of a tin that is not non stick, as long as you have greased it well. You will also find them in some of the large department stores.
I have some very old loaf tins but use Lakelands paper loaf tin liners with them, no more greasing or stuck dough! Could be an option to buying new tins.
The beauty of buying from Lakeland is their Lifetime Guarantee. You can return anything that fails you at anytime. I got my money back on a peppergrinder that stopped grinding. Even though the tins on this site are no longer avalible in Lakeland the others all look good to me. Could you not return your tins to the shop where you bought them, they should have lasted longer.
I don't use non-stick tins because I don't like them. Progress is a very good brand for baking tins of all sorts. They aren't expensive and they last forever if you are careful to dry them when you wash them. I've got Progress tins that have grown up with me in baking and a couple that are older than me!Tesco have a good range of reasonably priced baking tins including loaf tins. They are non-stick but I ignore this. I bought a couple to replace two tins which accidentally got thrown away and I have been very satisfied with them.If you are tempted by a brand recommended by famous chefs on the television remember that they have probably been given an "incentive" to plug the product especially if it is expensive.
I bought them from Amazon, so I'd have to pay postage to return, and it's debatable whether they'd be helpful when I've been using the cookware for a couple of months. I should have known better really, it's not the first time I've been disappointed with the quality of Masterclass cookware. I wondered about the brand in Lakeland because it said it was 'as used by Delia' so I figured that must mean it's decent quality. Head Cook & Bottlewasher reckon the best loaf tins are Alan Silverwood, silver or hard anodised. I've never come across this brand before. Has anyone used them?
Hi Cheryl, I do have a long flan tin and on the bottom it does say "silverwood" but not Alan, are they the same? also the little pudding tins that Delia uses to make sticky toffee puds are made by "silverwood" and I think they are sold in Lakeland and other kitchenware shops.If I'm honest I don't use the long tin that often because as it seems to be thicker than some of my other flan tins the pastry sometimes doesn't cook too well on the bottom. If I cooked it for longer the filling would probably suffer. Maybe it's just me.
Head Cook & Bottlewasher reckon the best loaf tins are Alan Silverwood, silver or hard anodised. I've never come across this brand before. Has anyone used them? "I have a 2lb Pork Pie tin and had the square multi size tin by Alan Silverwood, (passed on to my daughter "Baking Buddy", brilliant) and they are fabulous quality, just need a was in warm soapy water when finished with as nothing sticks to them. You must NOT put them in the dishwasher though !!I would wholeheartedly recommend this brand.
"I have a 2lb Pork Pie tin and had the square multi size tin by Alan Silverwood, (passed on to my daughter "Baking Buddy", brilliant) and they are fabulous quality, just need a was in warm soapy water when finished with as nothing sticks to them. You must NOT put them in the dishwasher though !!I would wholeheartedly recommend this brand."Thanks, that's helpful. Is that the silver anodised or hard anodised? There's quite a lot of difference in price between the two, and never having used either I'm not sure whether the benefits of hard anodised justify the extra cost. They should hopefully last forever because they're commercial quality, and I'm getting awful fed up of constantly wasting money on cheaper cookware that doesn't last long. I have cast iron casseroles less than 5 years old that are already showing rust and already noticably wearing through the enamel coating, sadly Kitchen Craft again. In the long run it would have been cheaper to buy Le Creuset.
I was given a silicone 2lb load tin 2 years ago.why call it silly cone, should be called clever cone.I love it.I have cooked cakes, bread, cold terrines and hot terrines, stuffing mixes. in it.it is so easy to clean either in soapy water or the dishwasher - have used both, it is non stick, if you just pour a dollop of oil into the base and wipe it around the bottom and the sides using kitchen roll.I love it and WOULD replace in am instant, it has no splits deformaties or colour fading (it is a silvery grey colour) Oh but you do have to cook with it on a solid base, ie in a roasting tin in bain marie or on a baking sheet.Sammy
Pullman Pans (Penicuick) Ltd.,Birmingham B24I have used their pans regularly for 15 years or more, they have never been washed, and other than a bit heat-discoloration, they as good as new. The only downside, they are not cheap, but you get what you pay for, and these are worth every penny. Don.
I've used the same shiny metal ones, NOT non-stick, for decades. I flour the tins at the bottom, no oil or fat, and the loaves just fall out of the tins when done.
I am eating a fruit loaf I baked earlier as I type. I recently discovered loaf liners which I bought in Lakeland. It doesn`t matter if the tin is old, rusty or non stick as these liners do the job. I think I bought the largest size and honestly they are super.
In the end I bought the Alan Silverwood silver anodised 2lb loaf tin, and I like it a lot. It cooks well, cleans well and releases very easily. And because there's no non-stick coating to deteriorate, it should hopefully last a long time. It is quite a big bigger than my old 2lb tin, though. Maybe not a bad thing, because when I put a 2lb loaf recipe in my old tin it always ended up overflowing the sides a bit, whereas this one comes out a more squared off shape.
The original tins are clearly "not fit for purpose". Non-stick should last longer than that on expensive tins. Get on to Amazon. It is a retailer just as much as "John Lewis" or "Poundstretcher" and so bound by consumer law as they are.
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