Simply the best bread pans

These reusable kitchen staples make for a shapely loaf.

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Fresh loaves daily.Conor Brown via Unsplash

Of the many baked goods to make, bread often reigns supreme. It’s the baked good you eat every day, plus it makes for a cute gift with minimal decoration. Even if you measure out your flour, baking soda, and other ingredients meticulously—a great bread pan can totally shape your outcome. Whether you’re making banana bread or pound cake, here are some pans we’d recommend popping in your oven.

USA Pan Stoneware Loaf Baking Dish
This ceramic option withstands temperatures up to 450 degrees.Amazon

Whether you’ll be transporting this pan to a loved one’s home or leaving it out on your counter, the chic ivory stoneware is designed to last. This pan made out of clay from Tennessee absorbs heat, so your loaf will always be evenly baked. You can conveniently skip the cooking greases, because your freshly baked loaf will basically fall out of this nonstick pan.

SILIVO Non-Stick Baking Mold
These are all-around built for any recipe, whether it’s keto or gluten-free.Amazon

These silicone pans are beloved by baking amateurs and pros alike because they’re low maintenance, easy to clean, and can handle pretty much any of the carbs you desire. The flexible, non-stick finish will support your cheesy, sweet, or fruity recipes, and it’s conveniently dishwasher-safe. This pan can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees in your oven and can also be heated in the microwave or toaster oven. You can carry this product anywhere, too, without worrying about it breaking or getting scratched.

Pyrex Easy Grab Glass Loaf Dish
Built to save you from burns and make bringing a loaf to a party a cakewalk.Amazon

This three-pound glass loaf dish can handle a preheated oven, microwave, freezer, or dishwasher. It includes a BPA-free lid and sturdy handles for easy storage and transportation, whether you’re packing your breakfast for a road trip or carrying a fragrant loaf from the kitchen to the serving table. Pyrex fans know the products are usually built for any recipe, and this loaf dish is likely to become your go-to.

Farberware Nonstick Loaf Pan
Avoid warping or hot spots in your loaves with this workhorse.Amazon

For browned, buttery loaves and a cleanup that won’t chew through your evening, this carbon steel pan is for you. It’s exceptionally constructed and comes from a brand with a legacy of consistency and reliability. Your meatloaf or coffee cake will bake evenly in this sturdy vessel. While this pan is dishwasher safe, people recommend that you hand wash for best results and to avoid scratches.