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Where can I find 9 x 5.5 x 2.5 bread pans?

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rlneumiller's picture
rlneumiller

Where can I find 9 x 5.5 x 2.5 bread pans?

I'm having a heck of a time locating what seems to be a fairly standard size deli size loaf pan and would appreciate a solid pointer or two,  My goal is to produce loafs that compare in size to commercially available deli loafs.

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arlo

This is pretty close;


http://www.amazon.com/Anolon-Sure-Grip-Bakeware-Loaf/dp/B0001ACLM4


I just typed in 9x5x2.5 loaf pan in Google, came up with a decent amount of hits.

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rlneumiller

I've found a number of pans via google etc. that claim to be 9 X 5, but after ordering them they turn out to be 8.5 x 4.5 or some variation thereof - there doesn't seem to be a clear standard for sizing.


 

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SCruz

The Safeway down the street from me has both sizes.


Jerry


Santa Cruz, CA

rlneumiller's picture
rlneumiller

The label may say 9 x 5,5, but invariably they are not in my (albeit brief) experience.


 


Thanks for the tip though.

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GSnyde

9 x 5.5 is not.


Glenn

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pointygirl

Unfortunately, what you are looking for is a commercial baking pan.  The closest I could find online at Wasserman restaurant supply was 8 1/2x 5 3/4 strapped in sets of 4.


I only own one of these large pans because many years(20+) ago the bakery my brother was working for, was getting rid of all their individual pans and switching to strapped.


Maybe some long established bakery has a few stashed in their store room and might sell you one?


Good luck.

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rlneumiller

We could use commercial strapped pans - I'll check out wasserman as bigger is likely to be okay, but smaller, not so much.


Regards,


Greg

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rlneumiller

I realized after my last reply that I know what I meant by "bigger" but no one else likely did, so here's the details:


 


The inside bottom dimensions need to be at least 5" in Width and 8" to 9" in Length and 2 1/4" - 2 3/4" in height.  


Single pans would be ideal, but strapped pans are okay (can cut straps if needed)


I might even be okay with longer pans


Thanks for looking

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Tanya

Big Lots carries pans that appear about the size that you're looking for.  They are low quality (very thin metal).  Other loaf pan sizes are available from Big Tray: www.bigtray.com  They may special order a size that may not be in stock.  Those are commercial quality pans, but the price is reasonable.