I recently became aware of USA Pan Bakeware. I am amazed that I have been completely unaware of this company and wonderful product all these years. It is hard for me to understand why all of us don't already have this product in our kitchens as one of our must haves right along with our Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Espresso maker and set of good knives.
How did I happen to discover this incredible product? Let me tell you the story. My husband and I attend a lot of events to promote our own product, Livliga, to people who are interested in healthy cooking, baking, eating and living an overall healthy lifestyle. Recently we were at our local Ace Hardware store that carries our product and was having an event for its customers. They asked us to participate and come demonstrate our own product. We jumped at the opportunity.
Anytime we attend an event we have the opportunity to meet other vendors. At the Ace Hardware event we happen to talk to the rep for USA Pan. It is then we learned about the way the product is made and how it is truly a nonstick product. We were skeptical. The reality is I am always looking for better products that actually do what they promise. I have decades old muffin pans. Everything sticks to them. It is hard to get all the muffins out without damaging some of them.
And then there is the growing concern in using aerosol cooking sprays like PAM. I have decided to wean myself from cooking with them. If I don't like chemicals added to food, why would I like using a cooking spray that has nitrous oxide, which is a greenhouse gas, in it? So finding nonstick baking products that work is key to my continued evolution in healthy cooking. We decided it was worth the investment to try out one of the USA Pan muffin tins. (BTW: USA Pan doesn't know I exist. I bought the product with my own money. This endorsement is made without any strings attached and merely because of my personal experience with the product.)
OMG! The first batch of muffins I made was my healthy perfect cornbread muffins. Nothing stuck. I didn't even need to use a knife to pry the sides loose. I just used my fingers to pull them out. I no longer need to use paper muffin cups unless I want them for a decorative effect. The muffin pans (I went back and bought an additional pan) have now been used a number of times. Each batch comes out the same. And for once I have two muffin pans that are the same so the shape and size of my muffins are uniform for the first time in my life!
How does USA Pan create a truly nonstick muffin pan? According to them-- "The coating used on USA Pan bakeware is Americoat Plus©, our proprietary silicone release coating, which is the most advanced industrial coating available and is used on almost every commercial pan in North America. It is a natural non-stick and non-toxic silicone that is PTFE, PFOA and BPA free." Nothing toxic about it and so easy to use. It has other benefits as well like its waffle design that adds to uniform heat distribution and superior heat transfer. The heavy gauge aluminized steel provides strength, corrosion resistance, and durability too.
Simply put, this has been a transformative product for me. It makes baking a pleasure and clean up no longer requires a lot of elbow grease. It is now on my must have list for everyone's kitchen!
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