Pullman pan recommendations
I am keen to have a try at some Pullman loaves and so I am looking to buy a Pullman pan but I am not sure which to buy – can anyone recommend a pan?
I have found a number of sources, I’m in the UK, they are:
- A Chicago Metallic 13” pan for ~£50
- A cheap pan for ~£7 from Ebay
- A Invicta strap of 3 800g sandwich pans for ~£50 (invictabakeware.co.uk)
I had first considered buying the Chicago Metallic pan but thought £50 was very expensive for a single pan.
Ebay has cheap pans. One thing that is common about these pans but not seen in the more expensive pans is that they have holes in their bottoms. This puts me off these pans, should it? Has anyone used one of these pans, are they any good?
My last thought was to look at professional pans and came across the Invicta range. The Invicta strap of 3 has a lid but I am unsure if it will work like a Pullman pan, does anyone know if the lid fixes to the strap in such a way as to restrict the expansion of the dough?