“ Manufacturer: Prestige / Type: Cake tins „
I like to think of myself as a bit of a baker, indeed since moving out several years ago now I have tried my hand at most cakes with my favourites being fruit cake and banana loaf. There is nothing quite as satisfying in my opinion as making your own cakes and therefore I am regularly buying new tins to add to my rapidly expanding collection. Despite the fact that I like to use the silicone tins which make getting the cake out that little bit easier, when I spotted this loaf tin in Tesco a while ago now I did pop it into my basket. I like the idea of rigid tins as they stack more neatly inside my kitchen drawers and being the neat freak that I am there is nothing more gratifying in my opinion than a neat drawer.
This cake tin is pretty plain to look at to be honest with a shiny silver body and curved edges. As you would expect from a loaf tin, this baking tin is rectangular in shape and has rounded sides enabling the loaf to come out of the tin more easily. Prestige are a brand that I have bought a lot from in the past and I have always found their products to be of a good quality and this product is no exception to this rule feeling solid and durable in construction. This is a 2lb cake tin and before I had baked a loaf before I scratched my head over the weight reference. However; my Mary Berry cake book does refer to loaf tins in lb and this was the perfect size for baking a standard banana loaf. For information the measurements of this tin are approximately 7cm high by 13cm wide by 28cm long.
Although this loaf tin does have an anti-stick coating around the inside, it is still a necessity to grease the sides before any cake batter is poured in top stop the loaf sticking to the tin. I am generally quite heavy handed at doing this task and usually end up using far more butter than is required for the job. Nonetheless I like to ensure that every side and crease within the tin is greased to prevent anything sticking. After pre-heating the oven and preparing my loaf mixture I then simply pop the tin into a hot oven to bake. It is always surprising to me how much cake batter one recipe creates and this can sometimes look too much to fit inside this small loaf tin, however by following the recipe to the letter I always find that the mix comes right up to the rim of the tin and rises in a neat little mound as it bakes.
Once the time is up and the loaf springs back after a prod I then leave the tin to cool before removing the loaf. I find it easiest to slot a knife around the sides of the tin to loosen the loaf before giving it a sharp tap on the bottom to enable my loaf to plop out onto my expectant plate. Then it is time for the tin to be washed and stored away ready for next time. I find this tin incredibly easy to wash as after a couple of minutes soaking in a hot bowl the baked on bits of loaf come off with just a light wipe and I admit the anti-stick coating does really help with this task.
I have used this tin both for banana and sticky lemon loafs and always find that they are cooked all the way through when using this little tin. The easy cleaning and rigid qualities of this tin mean that it really is a favourite baking essential in my kitchen drawer and as a result I would recommend it.
I purchased my tin from Tesco a couple of years ago and paid around £8 which I considered about average at the time. Looking online it is clear that Prestige have since updated this tin and therefore it is only available from such places as EBay and Amazon.
As a result of my review this loaf tin scores an excellent five stars from me. I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I'm always baking cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Five days out of seven I would say that there's always a delicious smell of baking wafting from my kitchen. As such I've got a wide selection of baking tins and baking paraphernalia. I'm not really loyal to any one particular brand of baking tins, I tend to buy according to my needs at the time, and probably more importantly any special offers that I see!
I use loaf tins quite a lot for baking, as I like the portability of a loaf style cake; it's easy to transport into work or over to a friends house, and it's easy to slice up and share. I've got a wide range of loaf tins; I've got a couple from Lakeland, I've got one that came free with Lurpak butter, I've got a flexible silicone loaf tin/case and I've also got this BakeMaster 2 2lb loaf tin by Prestige. My mum bought me this loaf tin a few years ago now so I don't know how much it was, I suspect it was probably around £5 though going off the price of other Prestige baking tins that I've bought myself.
This is a 2lb loaf tin, normally you buy either 1lb or 2lb loaf tins, so this is the bigger of the two. I'ts a deep rectangular tin, and it's grey in colour with a non-stick coating both inside and out. I like that the tin has handles on the two short sides of the tin so that it makes it really easy to grip it and place it in the oven, and then more importantly to grip it and and remove the hot tin from the oven once your cake is cooked.
I have to say that I probably disagree with this tins non-stick claims, I've had a fair few cakes stick to this tin. It's such a pain to get a cake out of this tin if it has stuck, you need to be careful that you don't scratch the non-stick (erm, what non-stick!) surface and so you can't just slide a knife all the way around to loosen it, I normally slide a silicone spatula or fish slice around the edges to try and loosen the cake and then tip it upside down and bash the base to try and tip the cake out. I've tried greasing the tin too, and I've still had cakes that have stuck.
The loaf tin is thick and heavy and substantial, so apart from the non-stick issue it's a good quality baking tin. I've continued to use it, although I've now given up using it as a non-stick tin, and I don't grease it either. What I do now is use the loaf tin liners from Lakeland. I use the 2lb loaf tin liners that Lakeland sell and they fit inside here perfectly.
This is dishwasher safe, and mine has been in the dishwasher more times than I care to remember and it is still in perfect condition. The loaf tin is very sturdy and durable, mine hasn't warped or buckled at all from the high temperatures in the oven, nor from all the dishwashing cycles.
As a non-stick loaf tin I wouldn't recommend this baking tin, however if you accept that it isn't non-stick and you're happy enough to use the loaf liners (which make life so much easier anyway!) then I would recommend it, as it is a sturdy and durable baking tin.
It's a baking sensation! Prestige's BakeMaster Loaf Tin provides exceptional durability and has a reassuringly heavy gauge. The silicone based non-stick coating has exceptional food release properties so cakes and pastries slide out perfectly. Conveniently the non-stick coating has also been applied to the outside of the bakeware for easy cleaning. The range is dishwasher safe and comes with a Prestige Lifetime Guarantee so you are assured of durable and functional bakeware for years to come.