February 19, 2012 - 11:47am
I'm interested in baking round sandwich bread and I'm curious if there's any interest here in your purchasing one of these pans. If I buy this pan, I need to buy six at a time and of course I only need one. I would sell the other five for around $50.00 per pan + shipping cost. They normally sell for $135.00 and up for a pan without shipping cost. Let me know if you have any interest. These pans are new and unused.
I use a large sized (5"diameter and about 12" tall) tin can. I have taken to perusing the commercial canned good aisle of out grocery store with bread loaf in mind.For Christmas one year, I needed a certain sized can for smaller gift loaves. I decanted 12 cans of water chestnuts and froze what I couldn't immediately used.Perfect size for the gift loaves and a lot cheaper than buying specialty pans. Just an idea.
I'm also willing to bet that you'll be able to find cheaper alternatives at the hardware store. Just do some research to figure out what is safe to use.
I use cake pans or springform pans for round loaves, that I don't bake free standing. They work just fine.
Thanks for your suggestions.
I recently bought at JC Penney a 2-3/4 quart round enamel-coated cast-iron pot, on sale for $35 (normally $70). It's only 9 inches across, and is therefore good for high hydration doughs where the dough would spread out too far in a wider pot.
In my head, you meant a cylindrical shaped loaf but you could mean a round,flat loaf,also.
Please clarify the shape you had in mind or a link to a picture of the pan you are looking at.
To see the product, just google Chicago Metallic 48514.
I am interested in that pan also (and there are several other threads on Fresh Loaf discussing it, BTW) and I have found a similar one for $36-$37 each online. I am not sure if they are exactly the same material, but very similar at a lesser cost. Here is a link to one source, but there are several others if you want to google:
I am very nostalgic about this particular bread shape--when we were growing in Dayton, Ohio, our local bakery made a very yummy cinnamon cream loaf in that very shape and I have never forgotten it! I don't think they make it any more though.
Good luck. J.
the pans you linked to need to be bought in quantities of 6 at a minimum... While it looks to be a little cheaper than what Paul had mentioned (my guess is he's looking at the same item, maybe from a different source, the problem of having 5 extra sets still persists...:)
True enough Stephan. Here is a picture of an alternative version from King Arthur Flour that was made in the mid 1990's and is no longer available. It was made for them by Ekco and is a 2 loaf crimped round bread loaf pan. I would love to find one of these.
I guess I got so excited I read only the 'medium sized' print that said if you bought one it was $37. not $36, and not the finest print down below that said you had to by four or six of them in any case, or whatever.
I have been watching e-bay for one at a cheap price for a couple of years but always get outbid. I did see the King Arthur version sold on e-bay this month for $172. which is a lot, but then you do get the nice wooden box too! I have 'crimped pan' saved on my e-bay search alert so whenever one comes up I get an e-mail.
I wonder if there is a place here on Fresh Loaf to sell stuff. If there is it might be worthwhile to check it out. With all the threads on this style of pan I feel like there would be a market for them if sold at a reasonable price, etc. etc.
Paul- I just sent you a message about the pans.
I am in the UK but would be interested in one of those pans you refer to if you could advise on cheapest and safest postal mode to me?