The Best Loaf Pan for Every Baker
From bakery-worthy bread to meatloaf, find the best loaf pan for your needs.
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For home cooks, a loaf pan is a versatile tool. It can bake one loaf of sourdough bread that’s the product of a weeks-long process, have tangy meat loaf on the table by 5 p.m. or make a quick bread for dessert. To find the best loaf pan for you, we rounded up all sorts of options!
USA Pan makes a 9×5 inch pan ($16) perfect for bakers that want commercial grade gear. The corners on this pan are 90-degree angles, which give the finished loaf a professional look. Bonus: It’s even made in the USA.
This duo of copper loaf pans has an easy serving mechanism. Instead of losing bread that sticks to the bottom of the pan, simply use the lift and serve inserts. If you want to store your bread for later, you can use the handy snap-on lids that come as part of this $44 set.
This gorgeous Nordic Ware pan ($22) will leave an intricate design imprinted on the top and sides of your bread. It requires a little more patience, but it’s worth the effort for a loaf that will make an impression.
Leave it to Rachael Ray to create a pan that makes perfect meatloaf ($20). The fat will drip through a tray at the bottom so your meatloaf is light and delicious instead of gummy and fatty. Get started with our best meatloaf recipes!
A mere $11 for a single silicone pan isn’t a bad price, but we highly suggest getting the two-pack for $15. That way you’ll always have a free pan when you feel like baking a loaf of homemade quick bread. The silicone allows the bread to pop out easily without leaving any crumbs behind.
Beloved by professional bakers, Fat Daddio’s bread pans ($10) may be plain, but they make a consistent, craveable bread every time. The secret is the anodized aluminum, which conducts heat evenly and doesn’t scorch. Here are more secrets from real pastry chefs for restaurant-quality desserts.
The Standard—With a Bonus
Glass loaf pan are highly coveted, and this classic dish from Pyrex comes with a rubber lid for easy transportation and storage. You’ll be bringing this $16 pan to every potluck!