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Absolutely love the Farberware bakeware
on September 27, 2011
I have a few of the Farberware bakeware pieces because I absolutley love them. I have 4 of these 9" x 5" loaf pans, and have used them for both bread and meat loaf. I bake all of our bread, and when I started, I got much of the recommended clay loaf pans and covered clay bread bakers. They did a good job, but I wanted to make loaves that would work better for sandwiches. These loaf pans work great for baking my bread. The loaves are large enough for slices that make good sized sandwiches, and the sides and bottoms of the loaves are beautifully browned and crusted. For artisan type breads that are baked at high temperatures, I make an aluminum foil tent to cover the loaves until the last 15 minutes of baking. I do the the last proofing in the pans, and get a wonderful oven spring. I do coat the pans with a thin layer of shortening, but this is more out of habit than anything else. Nothing sticks to these pans, and clean-up is a breaze. I highly recommend these pans for anything that requires a loaf pan whether it be bread or a meat loaf. For bread recipes, I generally triple recipes to get two loaves of this size.
Update: I have been using these loaf pans for more than a year, and I still love them. They bake bread evenly, and clean up easily. The bread never sticks in them. In all this time, I have never seen evidence of rust or any other defect, but I wash and dry them by hand, and I don't store bread in them as one other user indicated that she did. The pans are meant for baking and not for storage.