I need to find some sort of oven proof bakers' twine that I can use to tie two halves of a crimped pan together. Any suggestions?
or metal clips or wire. If you have lips on the pans, how about several small vice grips, they can clamp on and release easily and won't expand? need a picture?
I looked to see what I have that I might consider using and found bare copper wire (16, 18, or 20 gauge), alloy (not galvanized) steel wire (16 or 18 gauge), and stainless steel safety wire (24 gauge) as well as some linen twine and cotton string.
None of them will poison you.
The safety wire is perhaps my choice, but the copper should be almost as good.
The alloy steel wire will quickly rust which only makes it a bit messy to deal with but I suspect that a coating of vegetable oil would suppress the rust.
I like Mini's safety pin - it is about 18 gauge and might be snapped shut to keep it in place.
There is no place for a safety pin. I used some paperclips hooked together but the lid still raised up a bit. I will try to find some sort of wire. It won't come into contact with the bread so I imagine most wire would do. I just thought that some sort of twine would be easier to remove.
You can who cooking twine that is used to tie roasts. I have used this many times. You can find online very easily.