The Best Loaf Pan for Every Baker
From bakery-worthy bread to meatloaf, find the best loaf pan for your needs.
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For home cooks, a loaf pan is a versatile tool. It can bake one loaf of sourdough bread that’s the product of a weeks-long process, have tangy meatloaf on the table by 5 p.m. or make a quick bread for dessert. To find the best loaf pan for you, we rounded up all sorts of options!
USA Pan makes steel bakeware perfect for bakers that want commercial grade gear. The corners on this pan ($21) are 90-degree angles, which give the finished loaf a professional look. See all of our most-loved loaf pan recipes.
Why it made our list: It’s made in the U.S.
This set of four mini loaf pans ($29) is perfect for making easy-to-share treats. The 6×3-inch design is perfect for bake sales, sharing with a neighbor or enjoying on your own.
Why it made our list: These pans are dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze!
This gorgeous Nordic Ware pan ($22) will leave an intricate design imprinted on the top and sides of your bread. It requires a little more patience, but it’s worth the effort for a loaf that will make an impression.
Why it made our list: Nordic Ware is one of the most trusted names in bakeware.
Why it made our list: This pan was approved by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.
Finally—a pan that makes perfect meatloaf ($32). The fat will drip through a tray at the bottom so your meatloaf is light and delicious instead of gummy and fatty. Get started with our best meatloaf recipes!
Why it made our list: Making bread? You can use the pan without the insert, too.
One silicone loaf pan is nice, but we highly suggest getting the two-pack ($26). That way you’ll always have a free pan when you feel like baking a loaf of homemade quick bread. The silicone allows the bread to pop out easily without leaving any crumbs behind.
Why it made our list: The pliable silicone makes these pans easy to store.
Glass loaf pan are highly coveted, and this classic dish from Pyrex ($17) comes with a rubber lid for easy transportation and storage. You’ll be bringing this pan to every potluck!
Why it made our list: Handles on this pan make it easy to take out of the oven, too.
The ultimate envy of every home baker is Le Creuset stoneware ($50). The bright colors really pop against the tan hues of most breads. Your inner food photographer will come out when you see this stylish pan come out of your oven!
Why it made our list: Like all Le Creuset products, this pan will last forever.