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wcaamyg

Loaf pans?

I'm very excited - I just got my first ever grain mill - a Country Living mill! I can't wait to start making fantastic breads for my family. I would like to make sandwich breads that we could use in place of store bought breads.
What type of loaf pan would everyone suggest in order to get a loaf that is about the same height, etc. of store bought bread for sandwiches?

Thanks in advance!

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fotomat1

Hands down from 15 years of buying loaf pans...USA Pan 10x5 2lb pan...made in USA and non stick...beautiful results..Good Luck!!

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jannrn

Is that a Pullman Pan fotomat1?? And where do you get them??

jannrn

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MangoChutney

Amazon sells the entire line of the USA Pans.  They are more expensive than Mirro aluminum pans but much sturdier, and as already commented upon, made in the USA.

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fotomat1

Cutlery and More online...free shipping over $49...the pan I mentioned is not a pullman but they have a great one that I purchased from them

same manufacturer 13x4x4...awesome as well.

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Gail_NK

Congratulations on getting a Country Living grain mill, Jack Jenkins (manufacturer) is an amazing and very, very sweet man. He's been very supportive of GoodFood World and we've written a number of pieces about him: http://www.goodfoodworld.com/?s=jack+jenkins&submit.x=4&submit.y=11 The Country Living mill is made here in Washington and is part of a wonderful local economy supporting businesses across the state.

I need to add my thanks to all the members of The Fresh Loaf who have taught me so much about bread baking

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clazar123

I have found the best pans are the ones I already own. Here are some suggestions for what you might find:

Take a look at any Corning Ware casserole pans. I have found our favorite is a rectangular 1 1/2 qt like this:

I was looking for a pan that would mimic the wide-pan oval breads like Brownberry makes. It is perfect and not such a large loaf as to be stale before it is finished. Casseroles are also deeper so you don't get "shoulders" on a loaf. I never like them as they always fell apart.

If you want a larger loaf- try a rectangular angel food pan.

I usually use this when I do a recipe for 2 loaves and just put them in one pan. Again it is deep so there are no shoulders and I like this shape for sandwiches and toast.

I had both of these in my cupboard or you can usually get them cheap at a Goodwill type store. My standard "release" is to mix a little vegetable oil with some liquid soy lecithin (from the Health food store- a thick liquid) and brush this mix inside any pan. Sprinkle with oats or corn meal and I never have a problem with loaves coming out.

 

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AnnaInMD

twice

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jannrn

I just spent more than $50 on this site......my husbanf is gonna be SOOOO pleased!! LOL!! Thank you though! I have wanted a decent loaf bread pan for years!! I LOVE this site!!!

THANK YOU!!

Jannrn

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AnnaInMD

I know you will love the pan :)

Best,

Anna