Good "Pullman" pans that won't break the bank? Comparison to Dutch Ovens?
I am thinking about baking breads using Pullman pans versus Dutch Ovens. Dutch ovens seem super popular but, I am not really into highly rounded circular loafs generally. This has me thinking the classic "Pullman" pan is a better option for me. The 9"x4"x4" size is also something I could use in a smaller countertop oven for 1 or 2 loaves without heating up my main household oven or leaving it open for other things.
I tend to like things like sandwiches and toast generally. What I really want is a good bread for "French Toast" for breakfast mainly because common sack breads from the store work pretty well for sandwiches.
I have been led to believe Pullman's are best because they have smaller air pockets and a better sandwich bread texture. Dutch oven breads are more highly rounded and have a more open texture which is worse for sandwiches and toast.
I am specifically looking at these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B6XWPCXF/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER USA Pan Pullman Loaf Pan, 9 x 4 x 4, Aluminized Steel
I am open to other pan sources and good places to buy them as well. I am not the hugest 'Big Box Store" fan and try to shop locally so, bonus points for any pan of similar quality and a similar price from a smaller or independent store!