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I'm slowly converting my non-stick bakeware to stainless steel or stoneware. I have stainless steel cookie sheets that I like. But for loafpans, the pampered chef stoneware ones look pretty good. Are they easy to clean? Is stoneware fairly durable? I'll be baking bread and banana bread in them.
 

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I have the Pampered Chef mini loaf pan that I use regularly for banana/zucchini bread. They work great and don't stick when I butter them.
 

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I know this isn't what you asked, but Cook's Illustrated magazine rated plain Pyrex loaf pans as one of the best, right below the "best" nonstick models. They're also one of the least expensive options.
 

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I would vote for PC. And this month, they're running a special on their stoneware (according to my consultant's website) - 20% off!<br><br>
I use the PC mini loaf pans for my business samples and I love them! Easy to clean and they bake evenly. I have a couple silicone loaf pans, too, but I prefer my PC stoneware.
 

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I would go with the Pampered Chef stoneware, but then again I am a former consultant so I might be a little bit biased. From what I've used (glass, metal, etc) they are by far my favorite ones and if I could afford it I'd own every piece of stoneware they make!
 

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I'll give the PC stoneware a try then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I prefer a glass loaf pan but I would also love to know where you got your SS cookie sheets. I want some sooo bad. I am also looking for a SS pizza pan. I know they will cost $$$$ but I really want the sheets. So where do I find some - I have been unable to find them locally in regular stores.
 

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I've had nothing but good experiences with my Pyrex loaf pans. I use them frequently for banana bread and cranberry bread. Dh and I bought them right after we got married over 6 years ago, and they still look brand new. Good deal, I think.
 

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Hubby got me the SS cookie sheets. He got it online (but doesn't remember where...) But try amazon, I remember seeing some there. I think I'll pick up a glass loaf pan too, I see those at garage sales a lot.
 

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After paying lots of money online for some SS cookie sheets, then I saw them at Wal-mart for much cheaper, and I love them !
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I prefer a glass loaf pan but I would also love to know where you got your SS cookie sheets. I want some sooo bad. I am also looking for a SS pizza pan. I know they will cost $$$$ but I really want the sheets. So where do I find some - I have been unable to find them locally in regular stores.</div>
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Try a restaurant supply company. I use a large pan that resembles a jelly roll pan, but I think it's called a "sheet pan." I want to say it was only $5. It is one of the most versatile pieces in my kitchen.<br><br>
Also, my local Dollar Tree carries Made In The USA stainless steel bakeware--small cookie sheets, muffin tins, pie plates, pizza pans--for $1 each.
 

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Sorry to hijack, but for those of you who use Pyrex pans.......how do you get the loaf of bread not to stick?! I've tried baking whole wheat, sourdough, and plain white bread in my Pyrex loaf pans with butter or olive oil to grease the pan and had horrible sticking. It has been so bad that I've ruined every loaf and had to use them as breadcrumbs. What am I doing wrong? I would prefer to make my bread the old fashioned way instead of in the bread machine with its non-stick surface.
 

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i use glass loaf pans, both some old depression glass ones as well as some martha stewart kmart cheapies. they work great. i like the one baking stone i have and would love to get more, but haven't been able to find the money or cupboard space.
 

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Another vote for PC. Nothing sticks and I don't always grease/butter!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry to hijack, but for those of you who use Pyrex pans.......how do you get the loaf of bread not to stick?! I've tried baking whole wheat, sourdough, and plain white bread in my Pyrex loaf pans with butter or olive oil to grease the pan and had horrible sticking. It has been so bad that I've ruined every loaf and had to use them as breadcrumbs. What am I doing wrong? I would prefer to make my bread the old fashioned way instead of in the bread machine with its non-stick surface.</div>
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I believe you need to grease <i>and</i> flour them. It also sounds like your oven may be too hot. Recipes not designed for glass need to be lowered 25-50 degrees in the oven.
 

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Is it possible to buy cast iron loaf pans? I use a small round cast iron dutch oven for baking my bread, and I love it. I heat it in the oven before baking, and the bread doesn't stick at all to it.
 

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I use a glass pyrex loaf pan and I love it.<br>
I've never had a problem with sticking. I use olive oil non-stick spray. I bake all my bread at 375 degrees. Comes out perfect every time.
 
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