Monday, April 23, 2012

GIVEAWAY: USA Pan Muffin Tin and Loaf Pans

Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding Cups in my fancy USA Pan muffin tin
I'm already a huge fan of USA Pans, so I'm very excited to share these pans with my readers. I found them while shopping at Bread Beckers, when one of the other customers was looking for them because, as she said, her daughter swears by the fact that it's impossible for anything to stick to the pans. I'd been through half a dozen muffin pans or so in the past five years, because I kept scorching them, rusting them out and also just being disappointed in their quality. So, when I was finally fed up with my muffin tins, I asked readers over at Once A Month Mom's Facebook page to tell me about their muffin tins to help in my search for a better one.

USA Pan muffin tin*
At that point, I'd just been buying whatever was cheapest and running it into the ground. But I was ready to invest a bit more in a better pan. I received a lot of great suggestions, but since I'd just heard that great in-store testimonial at Bread Beckers about USA Pans, my interest was further piqued when I saw the name come up among the suggestions. And I couldn't be happier with my decision. I was a little bit worried when I got them home, because I realized that the company's recommendation was to not wash the pans in the dishwasher (over time, it can wear off the silicone coating). I'm not a big fan of hand-washing, but who is, really? But the truth is, I've only ever had to truly "wash" them a couple of times. After most muffins, I can just wipe the crumbs out with a soft towel and put the pan back into the cabinet.

USA Pan loaf pan*
But I think my favorite moment using a USA Pan was while I was making one of my first batches of muffins in the muffin pan. I stuck a toothpick in to check if the muffins were done and the whole muffin came out on the toothpick like a little muffin popsicle. I'm not ashamed to admit I squealed in delight. :)

I really think you'll all love these pans; I think they're the best of both worlds combination between metal pans and silicone pans. They don't flop about like the purely silicone variety, but they're nonstick coating is like having a silicone pan. And, bonus, you don't have to use spray, grease or papers. I even made a recipe this week (Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding Cups) that called for parchment paper circles to line the bottom of the pans, and didn't need the parchment at all. How awesome is that?

I'm pleased to be giving away three USA Pans corrugated steel, silicone coated baking pans, including two (2) 10 x 5 x 3 loaf pans and one (1) 12-well muffin tin. 

Giveaway begins at 12:01 a.m. EST Monday, April 23 and ends at 12:01 a.m. EST Wednesday, May 2. Giveaway entries can be earned in the following ways via Rafflecopter:
a Rafflecopter giveawayNote: While USA Pan provided me with pans for the giveaway, my opinions are 100% my own. See my full disclosure policy here. This promotion, open to U.S. residents only, is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. I hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send an email to veggieconverter@gmail.com

*pan photos courtesy USA Pan

32 comments:

  1. I LOVE USA Pans Kristi!!! And could always use more in my collection!

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  2. Those look really nice! I'd love some new loaf pans.

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  3. The USA Pans look like they are great ones, I have not tried them before!

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  4. I'd love to get my hands on some bakeware that doesn't stick!

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  5. These would be great for our apple muffins/bread.

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  6. I would love to have these pans in my kitchen!

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  7. I had never heard of them until today, so I am thrilled at even a chance to receive one, and want to find themin the/any store, too!

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    1. If you can't find them locally, they have them on Amazon! USA Pans 6 Piece Gift Set

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  8. Never tried these Pans, but they sound amazing!

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  9. Would love to try these:)Sound amazing!

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  10. The pans look lovely. Would be nice to make bread or muffins that turnout!

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  11. The very first recipe I would bake in my USA pan would be meat loaf! That stuff is always hard to clean out of the pan, and I would love to put these pans to the test!

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  12. If these pans are as good as you say, I may be able to finally get my on-the-go frittata out in one piece.

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  14. GF muffins or loaf of bread depending on what I win!!

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  15. Vanilla Vegan cupcakes for my son's birthday! :)

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  16. So many choices of what to bake first. Probably morning muffins (something I can freeze for breakfast for the kiddos) or banana nut bread.

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  17. These pans sound awesome - I am always looking for the latest/greatest to add to my collection!

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  18. These pans look like they are just what I need. I want to start making my own sandwich bread. :-)

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  19. Cupcakes for my daughter's first birthday!

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  20. I've been through the same battle for muffin tins as you. My daughters would put them through their paces in short order. They love baking and I love easy to clean pans!

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  21. I'd love to win the muffin pan. Definitely want to try the wild mushroom bread pudding cups!!!

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  22. I'd try to do a lentil loaf. I found a recipe that I'm interested in trying!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  23. chocolate chip muffins or banana nut bread
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  24. These sound fabulous. We are so lucky to have BreadBeckers nearby!

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    1. And vegan cupcakes would probably be the first thing I would bake.

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  25. Some king of muffins for sure! I've been trying out a ton of new muffin recipes. I can't decide!

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  26. These are new to me, but I would really like to give them a try!

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win these. I hate the non-stick loaf pans we currently have - maybe because they're no longer non-stick.

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  28. I would love to have a set of loaf pans! I recently took up an interest in baking bread (after years of just baking cakes and desserts) so these would be very handy in the kitchen. Plus, I think baking your own bread is healthier than buying store-bought bread--those seem to have a million ingredients in them!

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