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Glass Pans VS. Metal Pans: Which Pans are Better for Baking?

By: Elliana Arons from AllFreeCasseroleRecipes

And so the debate rages on! Many people wonder whether it matters what kinds of pans they use to cook and bake. While you might not think that metal and glass pans are all that different, they actually are. Ultimately, no matter what you are making, you want it to cook as evenly and as perfectly as possible. For this, you need the right pan. After all, you wouldn't use a cupcake pan to make a casserole, or a cookie sheet to make a cobbler. AllFreeCasseroleRecipes is giving you the how to guide for glass and metal pans and bake ware. So, whether you are looking for the best pans to use, or wondering which materials are better for baking, you can find it in Glass Pans VS. Metal Pans: Which Pans are Better for Baking?

Glass Pans VS. Metal Pans: Which Pans are Better for Baking?

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Which pans are better for baking at high temperatures?

Which pans are better for baking for long periods of time?

 

Which pans are better for baking at high temperatures?

If you are looking to bake or cook something at a high temperature and for a shorter period of time, then metal pans are the choice for you. Metal is a great conductor of heat, which means it gets hot very quickly. For this reason, metal pans are perfect for cooking things like biscuits and meats. If you are using the broil setting on your oven, make sure to use a metal pan. A glass pan cannot handle the quick changes in heat and might shatter. So if you want the top of your casserole to be delicious and golden brown, use a metal pan and you will see just which pans are better for baking at high temperatures.

 

Which pans are better for baking for long periods of time?

Glass pans take longer to heat up than metal ones. They are therefore better for baking foods that take longer times to cook.  If you are baking a cake or a large casserole, you might want to use a glass pan. When you use glass pans however, be sure to extend your baking time by a few minutes to make up for the lower temperatures of the oven. Glass is also better for baking and cooking foods with high acidity such as lemons or vinegar. Sometimes, these foods can react with the finish or coating of metal pans and turn your food into a color that is less than appetizing. 

 

There are ultimately very few rules when it comes to baking and cooking. But, knowing which types of baking pans are better for your recipes is essential for having the best outcome. Both glass and metal pans have their benefits and drawbacks. Help ensure that your dish is the best possible quality by educating yourself about the utensils you are using. After all that learning, aren't you hungry for a snack?

 

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