I wanted to make this article because I got so many questions from you guys about what kind of bakeware do I use for the different treats I make on the show, nerdy dummies. So I want to share some information about the different options out there. The first type of bakeware that we’re going to talk about is nonstick bakeware. Like the name, it is nonstick because of the coating on top of the pan. You don’t need to grease them. So when I’m baking cookies or biscuits, I just put them right on here. And these are really good for when you’re baking something at a high temperature for a short amount of time because these pans heat up quick and they cool off quick. There are also nonstick cheesecake pans, which I really like because I don’t like when the crust of the cheesecake stick to the side, so it makes it a little bit easier for me. That’s my preference. Also, nonstick pans come in darker and lighter colors, and it’s just good to remember that the darker pants will brown your treats faster, so keep your eye on them. They are also super easy to clean. You can pop non sticks in the dishwasher. The second type of bakeware that I like to use is aluminum. Here’s a little science for you guys. Aluminum is a really good conductor of heat, and it will bake your cakes evenly. It is my absolute favorite. These pans are lightweight, but they’re durable. They also can be a hat. But unlike the nonstick, it does have a rough finish. Listen to this. We can’t wait. So you’ll have to grease your pan, you can use a shortening of baking spray or some butter, but just be sure to grease your pan before you use it.
And if you want to keep your pan looking nice and shiny, you’re going to want a hand wash it. I know it’s a little bit of extra work, but it’s worth it. These things baked cakes really well. My favorite cake baker’s aluminum. The last, but certainly not the least type of bakeware that I use is glass. I love to use glass bakeware for pies. I make a lot of pies. One of my favorite things about glass bakeware is that it’s see through. So you can keep your eye on it and you can see when your crust is turning brown. It’s kind of like having x ray vision, something to be aware of when you’re using glass bakeware as it takes longer to heat up. And once it’s hot, it takes longer to cool down. Glass is very sensitive to heat change. This is science. If you take a hot piece of glass and you put it in the sink with cool water, it may crack or shatter. So you want to allow the glass bakeware to completely cool to room temperature before you toss it into the sink. So just be aware of that when you’re baking with glassware. You do want to grease it so that nothing will stick to the sides and it’s dishwasher safe. You can throw these puppies in the dishwasher to clean them or wash by hand. I personally like to wash them by hand because they’re a little bit heavier and I get it work out. Oh yeah. All right, that’s it for bakeware. Thanks for watching.