Best Loaf Pans in 2020



Wilton Perfect Results Non-Stick Mini Loaf Pan, 8-Cavity Review:


I am extremely happy with my decision to purchase this product.
I love making single serve baking products, and now I can eat a whole loaf. I make pumpkin, banana, and chocolate breads, and all work great with this pan.
It is very high quality and sturdy. I am pretty clumsy in the kitchen, and even with several rough drops and dings, this pan has yet to demonstrate any dents.
I spray it with olive oil spray (PAM), and nothing sticks. It is a tad hard to clean due to the divots and the fact that water splashes up when I wash it. I have not tried it in the dishwasher.

I love this product and highly recommend its purchase.



USA Pan Bakeware Aluminized Steel Loaf Pan 1140LF 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 Inch, Small, Silver Review:


I make all my bread so my old standby loaf pans have long ago seen their day between scratches, rust spots, etc. Intrigued by the sharp corner design and product description (especially the part about made in USA), I bought the "small" (1-lb.) USA Pans loaf pan which I find to be very sturdy with its satisfyingly weighty heft. Just a very light greasing and my finished loaves get nice bloom and bake beautifully and evenly. Slightly larger than my old 1-lb. (standard loaf) pans. My finished loaves slide right out, leaving no residue. The ONLY complaint I have is that they don't have any lip whatsoever on the far ends, so not only do you need two hands to raise it out of the hot oven, but in de-panning the finished loaf, there's just nothing to grab onto with one hand to plop the loaf upside down into a towel-wrapped other hand for thumping, you just have to spill the finished loaf out onto a bunched up towel. It's just very awkward and I've come close to burning one or both hands in removal or depanning, either/both.
That very real complaint notwithstanding though, I like the pan enough (a lot!) to just work out the inherently very awkward handling issues. Finished loaves, in addition to being very pretty, also develop a very even, tender crust. While I don't wash my loaf pan (no reason to with a yeast bread), I did fill it with water to see if those envelope-folded corners would leak and after 10 minutes sitting on the counter, they don't. With your understanding that handling the hot pan can be tricky until you figure out how to do it safely, I highly recommend getting it. I anticipate many years if not forever out of this bread pan.



Wilton Recipe Right Non-Stick Mini Loaf Pan, 4-Cavity (2105-9101) Review:


This pan has all of the Wilton quality. I figured I would love o be able to bake multiple loaves of bread in one pan (for ease of positioning in the oven, mainly) but having just used it for the first time today, need to give potential purchasers a heads-up:
1) If your bread contines to rise after being put in the oven, be aware that if you filled the individual pans very full the loaves tend to stick together on the long sides. Traditional bread pans can be moved further apart to prevent this -- a negative for this style of pan.
2) To get the bread out of this pan you must tip all four loaves out at once, unless you have really dense bread that can be lifted out one at a time. My bread is soft and would not tolerate being lifted by the top. Tipping out all of the loaves at once prevents me from being able to cradle each loaf as it comes out and they can become dented as they hit the counter. Not a big deal, but a negative for me.



Rachael Ray 54079 Yum-O Nonstick Bakeware Loaf Pan, 9 Inch x 5 Inch, Orange Review:


Perfect for my meatloaf and makes clean-up a breeze. I docked one star because there are no holes in the middle of the pan for the liquid to drain there. It can pool up a little in the center. When I take it out of the bottom pan, I turn it a little side-to-side to get the last of the grease to drip out the bottom.

My meatloaf:
1 pound hamburger meat
1 egg
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 pack of Lipton beef onion
3/4 - 1 cup of Stove Top Stuffing (use this as the breadcrumbs)
- mix the above in a bowl
- spray with cooking oil on pan
- add meat into a loaf shape in center of pan (make sure you can see some of the side holes for drainage)
- add a cute zigzag of ketchup on top (optional, but looks nice)
- bake at 375 for 55-60 minutes

Enjoy!



Rachael Ray Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch x 5-Inch Loaf Pan Review:


Until I found this pan, I wasn't happy with my meatloaf because the grease would sit on the bottom of my pan and the meatloaf, making it greasy. I wanted a pan that would drain the grease so my meatloaf wouldn't be greasy. I found this Rachael Ray meatloaf pan and for the price, I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The pan is large and can hold a 2 pound meatloaf and I love that it has a lift out component with holes in the bottom that drains the grease into the loan pan below. It's very easy to lift the cooked meatloaf out and slice it.

The pan is nonstick and is very easy to clean. It cooks the meatloaf thoroughly and most importantly, gets rid of the grease issue. I do wish that there was more space between the insert and the bottom of the pan. I've made 10 meatloaves with it so far and I'm very happy with this pan for the low price.



Farberware Nonstick Bakeware Bread and Meat Loaf Pan Set, 2-Piece, Gray - 46405 Review:


These amazed me. I have been using another brand for years, but they needed replacing, as I bake a lot. My current pans required me to turn them over and hit them against the counter hard to have the loaf come out. It stuck a bit to the sides. Always did. But these new pans were different. I turned one over to remove the loaf, and when I was about to hit the pan against the counter, it just slid out! No force. No nudging. I did the same with the second loaf, and the same. I turned it over slightly, and the loaf just slid out. Now this is non-stick!

One disappointment is all the things you need to remember what NOT to do. You have to treat them with kid gloves. No dishwasher tablets. It's OK to use the dishwasher, but they recommend you wash by hand. Don't let water sit in it overnight. Do not use over cleaners. Dry promptly after washing (like do not let air dry in a dish washing rack?). They tell you to treat them like prized possessions! They should have that printed or etched onto the ban, not on a paper that can get lost. Remember when clothing used to merely had a small piece of paper with detailed washing instructions that no one could remember because each piece of clothing had different instructions. Then product labeling became mandatory, and now you just look inside the collar, and the instructions are there, never to be lost or forgotten. So I feel this is really cheap having instructions that are just a piece of paper..

Another disappointment is the instruction sheet is stuck to the bottom with something like rubber cement, that will NOT come off the instructions. I always scan instructions for future reference., and I can't scan this because the sticky stuff will not come off, and my scanner feeds sheets, and sticks when it hits the sticky, bulgy rubber cement. Also, if you keep instructions sheets in a folder, they will stick to the next page, because the glue won't come off. What a shame.

But so far it is a great pan as far as cooking goes, if you can remember all those caveats.



DOBI (50 Pack) Mini Loaf Baking Pans - Disposable Aluminum Foil 1lb Small Bread Tins, 6" X 3.5" X 2" Review:


I bake a lot of zucchini bread during the summer and these are just the perfect size for mini breads. If the recipe calls for a regular loaf pan I use three of these instead and the batter fits perfectly. I do make sure to spray with a little baking spray before filling with batter so they slip out nicely. These are also great for mini meatloaves or banana breads. Or anything else you'd like to make into a bread.

You can't beat the value since I was previously purchasing another brand at my local grocery store for nearly three times the price.

Out of the package of fifty I did have about five that were damaged (two on the top and three on the bottom of the stack) but they were still useable so it wasn't a huge deal.

I definitely recommend these to any baker and I will certainly purchase them again!



Bread Loaf Pan, 8.9" x 3.7" SILIVO Silicone Cake Pan Non-Stick Baking Mould Perfect for Cake Microwave Dishwasher Safe Review:


I bought the silicone mold for baking low carb bakery products, especially bread, because I wanted to save myself the annoying task of knocking out the conventional molds with baking paper. The form is solid, thick, stable, does not smell unpleasant and has the right size for a low carb bread. The baked goods can be easily removed from the mould, both bread and cake.
Clean the silicone mould with hot water and dishwasher before the first use and rinse it with cold water before baking (do not dry it off).
It is best to pour the dough directly onto the baking tray and put it in the oven; the baking time and temperature are the same as for "normal" baking tins.
After baking, leave to cool briefly (5-10 minutes) in the pan (this is important), then pull lightly at the corners and edges, bread "plumps" directly out, I cover the cake with a cake rack before turning it over (if it "sticks out" at the top, I add a clean towel to compensate for the height).
Cleaning: This goes much faster than with conventional forms, because there are only minimal adhesions. Clean it either in the dishwasher or by hand - the dishwasher easily removes the excess grease, which is drawn into the silicone mould during frequent baking (silicone is re-greasy).
Silicone molds should be stored in a space-saving manner.



Chicago Metallic Professional 1-Pound Non-Stick Loaf Pan, 8.5-Inch-by-4.5-Inch, Assorted - 16042 Review:


High prices and poor quality of store bread inspired me to bake all our bread myself. This is something I had done before but had discontinued. In the interim, I had given away my good bread pans, a pair of large graniteware pans that had survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The only pans I had were either smaller than I liked or light aluminum, so I decided to treat myself to these Chicago Metallic beauties. I love them.
The heavy weight and darker color browns the bottom crust of the bread well, which is something light-colored aluminum pans do not do. They release the bread so cleanly that they barely need washing! I am very happy with the results.
I also have a pair of Chicago Metallic large heavy aluminum baking pans I got about 3 years ago. They get a lot of heavy use and still look new after hundreds of dozens of cookies and many sheets of matzo caramel crunch and double batches of brownies and many loaves of challah. Chicago Metallic makes really serious baker's equipment you can trust and is well worth the price.



Aluminum Pans Take Out Containers (50 Pack) 50 Foil Oblong Pans and 50 Cardboard Lids - 1 Lb Tin Pans - Disposable Food Storage Containers for Cooking, Baking and Meal Prep Review:


These pans were everything we needed and more. I typically make lasagna in a glass dish but needed disposable pans for a fundraiser. My concern that the lasagna would burn was completely unfounded. We had rave reviews! The lids were the best part - because they are thick aluminium, there is no risk of tearing or sinking on to the melted cheese as can happen when using (even heavy duty) foil. My other unknown was how to work with slightly smaller dimensions on the bottom. That was easily solved by pinching the corners off of the lasagna noodles on the edges of the bottom layer. As I said, I bought them for a fundraiser. However, I am thinking of using them for my family. They're so convenient and priced right (less than the cost of the pan bottom only in most stores)! (I was not paid for this very enthusiastic plug! Love these pans!)