One of the most popular options in cake baking pans at N.Y Cake is the anodized aluminum round pans. These pans come in a variety of depths and diameters, allowing professional and home bakers to create cake layers or dramatic presentations of single layer round cakes, filled cakes and unique options in cakes for all occasions.
To get the most out of any anodized aluminum round cake pans, there are some important long-term care tips to keep in mind. Understanding how to properly care for these essential elements for any professional or home baker extends their life and helps to avoid having to replace the pans.
What is Anodized Aluminum?
Anodized aluminum is simply aluminum that goes through an electrochemical process after being formed into the pan. This process creates a coating on the surface of the aluminum that is hard, durable and also non-reactive, which is not the case with aluminum that has not been anodized.
Also, to being harder and more durable anodized aluminum round cake pans are also more non-stick than aluminum, but they do not have additional coatings, such as Teflon, which can give of toxic gases when exposed to high heat.
In addition, as with all aluminum, heating is very even through the pan, and there is a limited risk of hot spots, an important consideration in cake baking.
Caring For Anodized Aluminum
While resistant to scratching, chemical reactions and general wear and tear, there are some simple ways to extend the life of any anodized aluminum round cake pans.
These types of cake pans should never be washed in the dishwasher. Wash them using warm water and soap, and avoid using any type of scrubbing sponge or cleaning product. These types of cleaning materials and cleansers will scratch the surface and lead to cakes sticking to the pans and not sliding out easily after baking.