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    Question Nonstick vs. shiny angel-food cake pan?

    What kind of angel-food pan do you have (shiny aluminum, or nonstick-coated), and would you recommend it? Thanks!
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    I have one of the old shiny aluminum ones and I have never had a problem with it. One of my aunts got all the requisite cooking equipment when she got married in the 70s, but has never been a cook. When she moved a couple of years ago, I got most of her extras

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    For an angel food cake pan, I wouldn't think you'd want nonstick. I think that angel food cake needs to stick to the pan and climb it to bake properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susan_foster View Post
    For an angel food cake pan, I wouldn't think you'd want nonstick. I think that angel food cake needs to stick to the pan and climb it to bake properly.

    Susan

    Ditto! The cake will get higher if you don't use a non-stick pan. I always use my old shiny pan and never have any problems with cleaning.
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    When I was growing up my mother had a shiny aluminum and later she bought a teflon coated but she only used it for her marble coffee cake. I use the shiny aluminum for angel food and have numerous bundt pans for all the other cakes.
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    Most of the recipes I've seen tell you to use parchment regardless of the pan type, so the parchment should keep it from sticking.

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    I've always heard that for true angel food cake, you can't use the non-stick. I guess it depends on what kind of cake you plan on making in it in it, as to what you get. I have the traditional angel food cake pan, and then have a couple of bundt pans (pampered chef and non-stick)

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