Dessert bakeware in identifiable shapes
The art of dessert baking requires sheets and pans with specific configurations for proper cooking. Pans for double-layer cakes are round with 90-degree sides, while pie pans are round with sloped sides. Brownie and single-layer cake pans are squares or rectangles up to 9 x 13 inches, and baking and cookie sheets are large rectangles with half-inch sides so the heat gets to the dough for quick, moist baking. Other dessert cookware includes muffin and cupcake pans with 6 or 12 cup-size reservoirs shaped to form rounded muffin tops with contoured bottoms. Sheets and pans may come as 4- to 7-piece bakeware sets.
Most dessert pans are carbon steel with nonstick coatings so the desserts slide easily from their molds. Stainless steel bakeware is available as well, with highly polished surfaces for decorative appeal. Some square and rectangular pans are borosilicate glass for high-heat baking, doubling as casserole dishes. Other specialty baking tools include aluminum figurine molds, spatulas, and electric mixers.
Stoneware bakeware for casseroles
Most casserole dishes are a type of stoneware, including several types of ceramic or porcelain that may also serve as a coating over material such as cast iron, steel, or aluminum. Stoneware provides a thicker sidewall for proper casserole baking. Because stoneware has different color glazes and patterns applied before kiln-drying, it’s ideal for oven-to-table use.
Casserole cookware may be round with deep sides, rectangular with shallow sides, or loaf-shape with medium depth. It includes slow-cook Dutch ovens and crockpots with lids and handles for use on a cooktop or put in the oven after a stovetop start.
Familiar names in bakeware products
Several well-known manufacturers offer dessert or casserole cookware including:
- Anchor Hocking®
Select coated carbon-steel and glass bakeware offered by these companies come with BPA-free plastic lids or insulated carrying cases. Proud chefs use them to bring their delectables to family and friends, or they use bakery boxes, bags, and containers for more festive, decorative presentation.
Browse Quill for all styles and types of dessert and casserole cookware and find the piece or combination package that provides the right pan for your culinary delights.