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Gobel - Heavy Gauge Tin Steel Loaf Pan

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Penny

Gobel - Heavy Gauge Tin Steel Loaf Pan

Hello, thank you for accepting me to this group. I'm humbled by all the baking experts here.

I'm looking for a loaf pan that will last for a lifetime with no health concerns (aluminum, teflon, questionable chemicals leaching specially). I have my heart set on this old fashion Made in France, Lifetime warranty Gobel loaf pan.

Does anyone own this pan here and give me an insight on how easy it is to maintain? Is it dish-washer safe? Do I need to season it to prevent rusting? I am looking for something that is not aluminum and free of any coating. I don't mind seasoning it from time to time but it will be a bonus if it's rust-proof.

The product picture above shows it is made of "heavy tin steel", "heavy gauge tin of 18/10 stainless steel". I'm really confused by these descriptions. I know what "tinned steel" or "tin plated steel" is. But what is this "heavy gauge tin of 18/10 stainless steel"? Is it a variety of Stainless Steel that has a bit of tin in it?   

I have emailed to the seller but I doubt the sales there will give me a comprehensive answer. Can someone kindly shed some light on this? Thanks in advance for your time in answer my many questions. :-)

Sincerely,

Penny

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flormont

As per your questioning : I can't imagine a mold made of stainless steel metal sheet which is then tin-plated, since both technologies don't combine themselves for a better efficiency.

You should take a look at the manufacturer's online catalogue here : https://www.louistellier.fr/en/online-catalogue/.
This extract may give you some information:

If you are looking for french-made metal-sheeted baking & pastry molds, then you may also focus on other reputed manufacturers which are really specialized in this activity, such like : DeBuyer, Mallard-Ferrière and Matfer (also exported under "Bourgeat" brand).

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Penny

Thank you very much for your kind reply and catalogue!  You're absolutely right. There's not stainless steel in this pan.  Creative Cookware actually replied me and clarified that there's a typo.  This pan is made of tin.  But it is out of stock.  I wonder if I can buy directly from the manufacturer.  This size is hard to find in Canada.

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Benito

I have no experience with that loaf pan, but I will mention that many bakers here love their Pullman pans.  These pans are the ones that you can bake a very tall straight sided sandwich loaf in and if you want you can bake it with a flat top and the profile of your slice is square.  The USA Pans brand are silicone lined and really food safe non stick and super easy to clean.  I noticed you’re in Canada so here is the link on Amazon to a pan that I like Pullman Pan

Benny

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Penny

Thanks for the suggestion.  I'd love to have a pullman loaf pan but they all have non-stick coating or made of aluminum :-(

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clazar123

I use a rectangular corningware casserole dish. It gives me a widepan loaf. My favorite for sandwiches since 1 slice makes the right size sandwich for me-a large,half-sandwich. I prep it with oil and either cornmeal, wheat bran or oatmeal.

$40 is an awful lot to spend on a pan that is questionable described. Stainless/tinned do not exist in the same product. It is one or the other. I wonder if the translation of the description should be "heavy SHEET of stainless steel". Also, it does not say "tinned", which is a type of metal process in common language. It says a "tin", which means "pan" in common usage. Either way, $40 is a lot. Go to a thrift store.

 

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Penny

Thank you!  I got an answer from the seller, Stainless steel was a typo.  It's just heavy gauge tin.