For delicious brownies that never disappoint, you need one of the best brownie pans. Below, I’ve rounded up brownie pans to suit a variety of tastes — from thick and gooey to bite size and chewy. However you like your brownies, there’s surely a brownie pan (or three) for you.
Aside from the number of brownies you’ll be able to bake at once, pan size plays a role in the texture of your brownies. The deeper the pan, the more gooey your brownies will be. The shallower your pan, the crispier your brownies will be. Whatever your preference, bakeware manufacturers have grown so creative in recent years that the selections below are a far cry from the brownie pans of yesteryear.
Before we get into the selections, I’ve broken down the pros and cons of popular bakeware materials for you.
Stainless steel: Stainless steel is BPA-free as well and also distributes heat evenly, plus it’s durable and usually dishwasher safe. It isn’t nonstick, but you can remedy that by coating your pan with a cooking spray, cooking oil, or butter.
Silicone: Silicone is great because it’s flexible, nonstick,and versatile; and it's considered safe to use up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (although this may vary by product). The con with silicone is that it's a bit floppy, meaning spills can happen.
Aluminum: Aluminum is a popular option for brownie pans since it’s a relatively lightweight metal that conducts heat quickly, but know that aluminum should not be used with highly acidic foods — like tomatoes and vinegar — and it’s possible for trace amounts of aluminum to leach into your food, though minimally. Cast aluminum, specifically, is created when molten aluminum is poured into a mold, and because of that process, it tends to be more durable and less likely to react with food. It is also dishwasher safe and scratch resistant.
Lastly, it’s always smart to consider how easy it will be to clean your brownie pan, so most of the picks below are dishwasher safe.
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