Learn About Pots and Pans Used for Baking Recipes

Copyright © 2000 Sarah Phillips Sarah Phillips, Inc. All rights reserved.
Peach Melba Mini Skillet Pies TutorialIf you have any baking or recipe questions, please post them in our Forum, where they will be answered shortly.

Baking Pan Substitutions Chart

How to Prepare Baking Pans for Baking


Baking Time and Batter Amounts - Two Inch Deep Pans
Baking Time and Batter Amounts - Three Inch Deep Pans

The Baker's Dozen Essential Equipment for Baking

  1. Measuring cups for liquid ingredients
  2. Measuring cups for dry ingredients or a kitchen scale
  3. Measuring spoons
  4. Basic cake pans and rimmed baking sheets
  5. Food processor
  6. Heavy-duty Stand Mixer and Heavy-duty Hand-held Mixer, with one extra mixer bowl for the stand mixer
  7. Instant Read Thermometer; Chocolate and Candy Thermometer (if using)
  8. Spatulas: large and small in straight and offset metal, and large and small in silicone or rubber
  9. Fine mesh strainers in different sizes
  10. Wire cake racks - about 4
  11. Microplane graters in large and small
  12. Miscellaneous: Pizza dough cutter, metal ruler, parchment paper, waxed paper, aluminum foil, hot pads and oven mitts, kitchen timer

QUESTION: What is a heavy-bottomed saucepan?
SARAH SAYS:
Heavy-bottomed pots and pans are thicker at the base than a thin pot or pan , so they will absorb and distribute heat from a stovetop burner more evenly, rather than "hot spot". Hot spots are areas that heat more quickly than others, causing your food to burn easiy if not stirred often or watched carefully.  

Copper-bottom, cast iron, enameled cast iron, anodized aluminum, and clad aluminum are all good choices for heavy-bottom pans.