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  • Updated:7 Jan 2006
 

03.Product profiles

Product profiles – the best

JAMIE OLIVER PROFESSIONAL SERIES BY TEFAL

Muffin mould (six)

Price: $49.95

Good points

  • Best overall score
  • Easy to clean and stack in dishwasher
  • Initial greasing for first use, but not necessary after that unless washed in a dishwasher
  • Firm handles make it easier to transfer to oven with raw ingredients.

Bad points

  • Expensive
  • Some water marks noticeable after use.

WILTSHIRE Bend 'n' Bake

Muffin pan (six)

Price: $14.99

Round cake pan (23cm)

Price: $15.99

Baking sheet

Price: $10.99

Good points

  • Equal best for cooking
  • Reasonably priced.

Bad points

  • No firm handle area
  • Some water marks noticeable after use.

Product profiles – the rest

PYREX Flexi Grips Bakeware

Muffin pan (twelve)

Price: $34.95

Round pan (23cm)

Price: $29.95

Good points

  • Easy to clean
  • 10 year warranty
  • Firm handles make it easier to transfer to oven with raw ingredients.

Bad points

  • Possible to accidentally break reinforcing in handle of muffin pan resulting in splitting of the silicone.
  • Some water marks noticeable after use.

TUPPERWARE

Muffin pan (seven)

Price: $46.95

Baking sheet

Price: $46.95

Good points

  • Very good overall score
  • Easy to clean and stack in dishwasher
  • Fairly firm - easy to transfer with raw ingredients.

Bad points

  • Expensive
  • Some water marks noticeable after use.

# SILICONE ZONE

Muffin pan (six)

Price: $19.95

Round pan (25cm)

Price: $34.95

Baking sheet (31 x 23cm)

Price: $19.95

Good points

  • Very good overall score
  • Easy to clean.

Bad points

  • No firm handle area. Very soft and droopy silicone means that you need to be careful when transferring to oven with raw ingredients.
  • Some water marks noticeable after use.

# Discontinued

WONDERFLEX

Muffin pan (six)

Price: $29.95

Round pan (24cm)

Price: $37.95

Good points

  • Very good overall score
  • Easy to clean
  • Cake pan has a reinforcing ring that is removable to help with support.

Bad points

  • No handle area.

FLEX

Muffin pan (six)

Price: $19.99

Round pan (23cm)

Price: $22.99

Good points

  • Good overall score
  • Easy to clean
  • 20 year limited warranty.

Bad points

  • No firm handle area. Need to be careful when transferring to oven with raw ingredients.

BAKERS SECRET

Baking sheet:

Price: $19.95

Good points

  • Reasonably priced.

Bad points

  • Some staining
  • Baking sheet not easy to place in dishwasher
  • Baking sheet needs to be placed on a baking tray for cooking.

WILLOW

Muffin pan (12 cup)

Price: $9.87

Round cake pan (22cm)

Price: $9.87

Good points

  • Cheapest bakeware tested
  • Australian made.

Bad points

  • Some staining and water marks noticeable after use.
  • No firm handle area. Very soft and droopy silicone means that you need to be careful when transferring to oven with raw ingredients.

# BREVILLE

Muffin pan (12 cup)

Price: $24.99

Round cake pan:

Price: $19.99

Good points

  • Reasonably priced
  • Easy to store and stack.

Bad points

  • Lowest overall score
  • Ridges in base of round pan can make it difficult to clean
  • Stains difficult to remove
  • Difficult to stack in dishwasher
  • Need to be careful when transferring pans to oven as bakeware droops with raw ingredients.
 

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