Hello, my name is Ann and I use crummy bakeware. There, I said it. What can I tell you? I’m a Christmas Cookie Mom and the occasional dessert for a get-together baker. Because of my infrequent baking, I have never taken the time to invest in quality bakeware. Instead I’ve assembled a collection of cheap pans and baking sheets that warp, stain, and allow my baked goods to adhere in a way that all the soaking in the world can’t clean. This is even more shameful because I have a culinary degree and know better than to use substandard tools. I am happy to report that all that is changing now that I have discovered USA Pan. I had the pleasure of trying out several items from the Kitchen Series and Patriot Series from USA Pan and I will never use substandard bakeware again.
The Kitchen Series from USA Pan features a herringbone pattern on the surface that allows air to circulate as you are using the pan for even baking – no more cookies burnt on the bottom! Every pan is coated with USA Pan’s patented non-stick surface. How well does the non-stick surface work? Well, I made cookies straight on the pan – no parchment and muffins in the tin with no paper liners and in both cases the products came right off the pans without any sticking whatsoever. This superior non-stick surface made clean up an absolute breeze! In the past I have always had to soak my muffin tins to get the crummy residue out of the corners. Well, not anymore! Both the cookie sheet and muffin tin with clean and looking like new after a very quick wipe and rinse. All USA Pan products are heavy duty and the rims are reinforced with a wire to keep them from warping in the oven.
USA Pan’s Patriot series is similar to the Kitchen Series but features a different wave pattern and darker color. The Patriot Series has that same wonderful non-stick coating and is made from the same heavy duty materials. I had the pleasure of using the Patriot Series 9×13” pan and I am in love. I’ve always thought that the 9×13” pan is the workhorse of bakeware. It can be used for everything from coffee cakes to baked meals. I tried out the Patriot Series 9×13” pan with my family’s favorite roasted chicken recipe and was blown away. Nothing, I mean nothing stuck to the pan after an hour and a half of roasting. Clean up took no time at all. Amazing!
USA Pan started in 1959 making commercial bakeware and in 2009 started making products for the home baker. This third-generation family business is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is committed to keeping manufacturing jobs here in America. I absolutely enjoyed using pans from the Kitchen Series and Patriot Series by USA Pan. I truly learned that using quality tools makes a huge different in the quality of what you produce and your enjoyment of the process. I have a feeling I’m going to be baking a lot more often now. The Kitchen Series and Patriot Series pans are their most economical lines but don’t let the low-price fool you – these pans are professional quality and will be the best bakeware you ever use. With care, they will last a lifetime and help you create memories of delicious things made for the ones you love!
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