Baking Tip: Pan Sizes

by Jeanne on November 7, 2009

I was thinking it would be nice to include a regular feature of baking tips in my blog. You know, things that make the baking process go a little more smoothly.

Today’s baking tip is a link to the Joy of Baking’s Pan Sizes Chart. I’ve printed out this chart and it’s hanging on my refrigerator.

I’ve found this to be especially helpful when a recipe calls for a pan by cup size. I usually don’t know how many cups any particular pan has. But this chart lists pans by cup size and correlates that to the pan’s dimensions, in inches and in centimeters. It’s a great tool!

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Pam December 16, 2013 at 10:39 am

Your soft sandwich bread is the best. Even my 3 1/2 year old grandson loves it. My question is how much if any time woulod I add to the baking time if I were to put or 3 loaves in the oven at the same time?

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Jeanne December 17, 2013 at 9:49 am

Pam: Thanks! See my reply to your other comment.

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Heather June 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Hey there, it did okay in the blue glass pan. But, since I am baking bread every two days (3 young kids and lots of pb&j’s), I went ahead and bought a metal one on amazon. It doesn’t flute out like the glass one. It is more straight up with it’s sides and works much better! I also got a couple muffin top pans for buns. I am trying to make my own veggie burgers in order to avoid some unwanted ingredients in the store bought kind. Saves money too! The buns made at home are so much better than the gluten free ones at the grocery store.

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Jeanne June 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

Heather: Yay!! Happy baking!

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Heather May 1, 2013 at 6:04 am

Hi there, my ingredients are on their way (ordered from Amazon), and I have a question about the bread pan. I have a blue colored glass baking dish the right size for a small loaf of bread. Do I need to go purchase a metal one? I have looked around on your site and don’t see any reference to weather glass baking dishes are acceptable or not. If you think I should purchase a metal pan, please tell me which kind (that I can get on Amazon preferably) you recommend.

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Jeanne May 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Heather: I don’t know how blue glass pan will behave in baking–I haven’t used one before. Clear glass is good, though. But it doesn’t hurt to try and see how it goes before you buy a new pan. Also, is it the right size for the breads? 9″x5″ is a standard pan size. Let me know how it does in the blue glass pan!

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