Posted by: It's also worth noting that all loaf pans, with the exception of the pullman loaf, have slightly slanted sides. ~ Melanie. This makes for easy removal of loaves of any size from a properly prepped (greased and floured) pan. At least, those are the dimensions I thought I had purchased. Some of my baking pans are over 30 years old -- penny for penny, money well spent! I’ll also use it as a regular baking dish, when what I’m cooking just happens to fit into it. I just purchased a mini loaf pan which has spaces for 18 I'm guessing she "guessed" her pan was 5" x 7", when it was really 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" (a 6 cup pan) or 5 1/4" x 9 1/4" (8 cups) which is close. His skin is somewhat protected from the sun, and stays somewhat cooler, because his white shirt deflects the heat away from him:  This is how bread bakes in a shiny metal pan. 08/20/2020 at 10:15 AM. Lezlie -- Since the 9"x5" is the assumed standard by which most recipes were and unless otherwise specified are written, the 9"x5" pan is indeed the safe and sound bet. I'm not a fan of non-stick pans. It has almost saved my reason. Baking bread is an art form, and, over the years I've acquired 'a few' loaf pans. Thank you, I'm sure I can figure it out now with the tips here. 04/03/2016 at 09:13 AM. They tend to burn bread on the bottom. Barb | 05/20/2020 at 07:08 PM. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 5 messages.). If you are looking for something specific, I suggest a trip to your nearest kitchen store -- better yet a restaurant supply store if you have access to one. You've decided to bake a loaf of bread just like Grandma used to make. That being said, pan sizes vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer (up to 1/4") and those slight variations won't affect almost any recipe. Good Morning Ronnie. ~ Melanie, Posted by: 11/20/2018 at 06:12 PM, Interesting article. I do mostly nongluten and even grainfree baking now and the 9x5 pans just swallow up the loaves so they get lost in the pans. Kitchen Encounters | If allowances are not made for the limitations of disposable aluminum loaf pans. KitchenEncounters | Filled it with water poured in large measuring cup. #2. It wasn’t until later when I realized the real dimensions from top inside edge to top inside edge: If you do find out it’s handy, then you can always look for a better quality one in a few years’ time once it’s proven itself as useful! Karen -- thank-you so much for your kind comment. Tip:  One advantage to any color of metal pan is metal expands when it gets hot. One pound = just under half a litre. KitchenEncounters | Posted by: I'd love one just like the one on the left in the top picture. The number of cups (example: 8" x 4" x 2 1/2" = 4 cups) refers to the volume of the pan/recommended capacity. Not one thing past this mention. If you love light-colored, slightly-softer sandwich-type bread, glass is great. Obviously I can measure the volume with water, but now I'm obsessed. I have no hands-on experience with the bake-safe plasticware, so, I can't comment on it, other than to say, I've heard that many people like it. What size pan should I use for a two-pound loaf of plain white bread? They all conduct heat differently -- use it to your advantage. The recipe makes three loaves, and I only have one bread pan. Focus on getting the proper measurement of your loaf pan and make note (put it in writing) of its total volume too: Baking pans are measured across the top & volume is obtained by filling them w/water. KitchenEncounters | Can You Put Raw Chicken in the Slow Cooker? Praise the Lord your site came up telling me to wait until I had the required pan to proceed. 12/26/2015 at 03:47 PM. I like to bake these in mini-loaf pans and you can find it in Categories 5, 18 or 22. After a quick search on (I searched for 8" x 4" loaf pans), an entire page popped up, about half of which were dark metal -- they range in price from $6 - $10. Posted by: I baked this luscious recipe for Peanut Butter Bacon Bread from Helen Corbitt's Cookbook a few days ago, and the lack of a specific loaf-pan size irritated me enough to write this blog post. 05/25/2018 at 12:13 PM, "One last item: Allow me to answer this before someone asks it. View an alternate. That said, I can't do your Google searches or on-line shopping for you. Thank you for giving me this guidance on baking pans. Posted by: Once you do this ONCE, you will know forever more the timing for your smaller loaves. Round Cake Pans Posted by: Lezlie B | Although you can find 1lb loaf tins advertised on most supermarket websites and shops like Wilko, you might struggle to find them actually in-store, so it’s sometimes just something you’ll find easiest to buy online if you’ve not the patience to wait for months until you stumble across one (my preferred shopping behaviour). Thank you! but at just £1.99 for two this was a good price and they looked “small enough to do the job and be useful” so it was worth the risk. ~, ~ Macadamia-Mango, Coconut-Rum Banana-Bread ~, ~ English Muffin Bread: For the Divine Love of Toast~, ~ Joe Preschutti's "Roasted" Pumpkin Quick Bread ~, ~ Try My Rye: It's Homemade in the Bread Machine ~, ~ Crunchy 'n Tangy Gorgonzola and Walnut Wafers ~, ~ Mel's Spicy Horseradish-Cheddar Cheese Sticks ~, ~ Tender Chicken Paillards with Mushroom Sauce, or: Southern Smothered Chicken with Mushroom Gravy~, ~ Seafood Newburg: Shrimp, Scallops & Crabmeat ~, adjusting the oven temperature to suit the type of baking pan.