Those of you who have done it in the past already know that baking a cake is no cakewalk, not unless you have the right pan for the job. Along with quality ingredients, a good pan is imperative to baking a tasty cake. Just like loaf pans and pizza pans, a good cake pan should be sturdy, reliable, and above all, easy to wash when you’re done using it. With this in mind, we took it upon ourselves to scout out the market in search of the very best cake pans out there, pans that you can rely on when it comes to baking any type of cake. So without further ado, here are the ten best cake pans money can buy.
Best Cake Pans Reviews 2017
10Wilton Aluminum Performance Pan
This is a set of two baking pans which deliver great, perfectly-shaped and very tender cakes due to the material which evenly spreads out the heat while baking. It is not just a pan but is also suited for baking casseroles, entrees, baked desserts and any other thing in order to preserve the freshness. The metal coating of the pans makes it easy to make and remove the baked cakes without spoiling the foliage and the look. Construction-wise, this is a highly durable pan that will help you make perfect cakes with minimal effort.
9Cuisinart AMB-9SP Chef’s Classic Pan
This is a highly sophisticated pan made of aluminized and heavy-gauged steel intended for easy and fast baking. The pan is designed to make the cakes tender and soft due to evenly spread out heat throughout the entirety of the pan regardless of the cooking temperature. The fact that it does not get overheated makes it a very good pan for all kinds of ovens. Furthermore, this shiny and nonstick pan can be cleaned easily in the dishwasher or by hand.
8Wilton Aluminum Paw Print Cake Pan
A different type of cake pan aesthetics-wise, this one is shaped like the paw of an animal and is perfect for animal lovers. The non-stick coatings make it easy to bake and remove the cakes while the contours are marked well so that the shape gets incorporated into the cake. Cleaning it is also rather easy thanks to its highly non-stick material coating which supports a smooth cleaning via any cleaning procedure.
7Baker’s Secret Basics Nonstick Pan
This 8-inch pan is made of electroplated steel of the highest quality which makes the pan rust-resistant and provides for speedy baking and easy removal of the cake without leaving any traces. The surface is made smoother with the additional non-stick coating making it easy to wash by hand or even in the dishwashing machine. The heat evenly spreads out due to superior material quality comprising this particular pan, one that ensures a perfect bake.
6Baker’s Secret Signature Round Pan
Increasing the ease of handling, this pan has two large, contoured handles for easy picking and using the pan. The non-stick coating also makes it easy to bake any type of cake and remove said cake with ease while operating the oven. Furthermore, its perfect size makes it easy to wash, even in particularly large dishwashing machines. Interestingly enough, this quality pan comes with a lifetime warranty.
5Wilton Recipe Right Round Pan
This is a combination of two cake pans that are made of a thick metal surface which ensures even cooking at all sides resulting in a perfectly baked cake. It also has two contoured handles each which make operating it a child’s play. The surface is further coated with a non-stick coating to make it easier to bake and remove the perfect shapes of the cake without spoiling any part of it.
4Nordic Ware Classic Covered Cake Pan
This particular pan is made of pure solid aluminum which makes the pan dust resistant and gives it a highly durable quality. The superconductivity of aluminum makes it possible to spread heat evenly around the base, making the desserts soft, tender and smooth. The pan is also provided with a steel rim which prevents the cake from warping and retains the smoothness of the edges. Furthermore, the glossy metal surface makes sure that the cake won’t stick after baking it.
3Wilton 2105-2174 Mini Springform Pan
This is actually a cluster of three medium-sized pans which make cake making easier as they are coated with a non-stick coating, which lets you bake and release them easily. The cleaning is also very easy since the smooth surface rubs off well and removes stains. The high durability of the pan alone should make it a must-have for your kitchen, not to mention the sheer sturdiness and durability you can expect from it long-term.
2Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan
This pan comes with a capacity of 10 cups and is coated with a non-stick coating of the highest quality. Any potential spills are prevented by its leak-proof seal and hence, is well suited for making cheesecakes and desserts that tend to drip out of the pan. Not only that but you will find this pan to be extremely easy to clean by almost any method you want. This is due to its smooth coating that doesn’t allow any ingredients to stick.
1Fat Daddio’s Anodized Aluminum Round Cake Pan
A simple 16-gauge anodized aluminum pan with no other chemical coatings, this pan heats fast and cools quickly to ensure that the cakes are perfectly baked. It is highly robust and durable, which are the exact characteristics to look for in a cooking pan of any kind. The fact that it comes with a lifetime warranty should speak volumes about the durability you can expect, not to mention how flexible it is when it comes to the ingredients it cooks at almost any temperature without the risk of them sticking to the pan. Overall, it is perhaps the best cake pan the market has to offer right now.