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My baking tins rust. Enamel? Pyrex?

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dudsville Mon 06-Mar-17 10:40:25

I've googled and I can see treatments for fixing them, but really I just want pans that don't rust to begin with. The ones I have are only a year old-ish and were coated in some kind of thing that was supposed to make them not stick-ish. That never worked and we've always used foil. I'm in a hard water area - I don't know if that matters. Anyway, I've just put enamel and pyrex dishes into a shopping cart. Have I really got to my mind 40's and not known that this is the right way forward, or am I still missing something?

StrawberryJamPlease Mon 06-Mar-17 11:52:06

Sorry, no help but another mid-40's someone with the same problem blush, so watching with interest.

dudsville Mon 06-Mar-17 13:53:02

We're alone with this particular concern Strawberry! FWIW, there's quite a few pyrex and enamel baking dishes on john lewis's website for between £5.?? and £12. I think I'm just going to get one of each and feel I can finally relax as my baking and roasting needs are taken care of.

SpoofersAreLosers Mon 06-Mar-17 14:25:47

I use pryrex type ones from Amazon. - I think they are brilliant - i wouldn't use anything else now. I wish they did more sizes as the only ones I've found are quite large. They are currently only £6 on Amazon

LittleWingSoul Mon 06-Mar-17 19:38:51

I love vitreous enamel, doesn't rust or scratch and has good heat dispersing properties! Have boycotted non-stick anything in the kitchen, it's generally rubbish and the coating never lasts.

I have a few of the white enamel with blue edges type tins (falcon) and also the black speckly proper vitreous stuff. Would never go back!

dudsville Tue 07-Mar-17 06:59:20

Thanks for the confirmation spoofers and littlewing! Even the drawer where I keep them has rusty drip marks. No more!

SleepFreeZone Tue 07-Mar-17 07:01:13

Yep I use Pyrex as well now as I had the same issue.

mrszebrastripe Tue 07-Mar-17 07:08:26

I too have this issue and live in a hard water area. I'm going to investigate in John Lewis today!

abbsisspartacus Tue 07-Mar-17 07:11:19

Store them in the top oven it's warm and dry them off totally so no more rust

dudsville Tue 07-Mar-17 07:24:17

I have, possibly irrationally, a real irritation about keeping things in the oven. We use the oven daily and the things would always have to be moved or left to sit on the counter. With regard to drying them thoroughly, my current ones have a design flaw, a sort of rolled lip that traps water until I move the pan and the little rust drips come trickling out.

My grandmother had a roasting dish for over 30 years. It was some kind of metal but with an anthracite-coloured coating. It didn't rust. I wonder what that was.

incredibule Tue 07-Mar-17 07:41:55

I live in an old house with one or two damp cupboards, so I keep moisture absorbers in them and have no trouble with rust on any baking equipment. Hard water here too. If you shop around you shouldn't have to pay more than a pound or so per unit and they last well.

poisonedbypen Tue 07-Mar-17 07:44:44

The mermaid ones don't rust but they do go horrid & black after a while (i still use them though)

poisonedbypen Tue 07-Mar-17 07:44:45

The mermaid ones don't rust but they do go horrid & black after a while (i still use them though)

DevelopingDetritus Tue 07-Mar-17 08:04:31

I can finally relax as my baking and roasting needs are taken care of. a good feeling grin. I make apple crumble in a pyrex type dish and it's great, never thought of baking a cake in it, I'll give it a go I think. I agree OP, the rusting is annoying. I bought a new cookie tin, didn't get the cheapest, thought I'll take really good care of this one, now there's a tiny bit of rust starting sad

poisonedbypen Tue 07-Mar-17 08:45:24

I don't think pyrex is great for cakes, is it? I know i read that you shouldn't do toad in the hole in pyrex (I do though!)

OnHold Tue 07-Mar-17 08:47:09

I use a good old fashioned brillo pad to get rid of the rust on my baking time.

OnHold Tue 07-Mar-17 08:47:21


DontBuyANewMumCashmere Tue 07-Mar-17 08:50:08

poisoned I got a set of Mermaid ones for our wedding and the one we use most frequently has gone all white and blotchy, not black. I put it in dishwasher, should I not?

But yes most of my pans go rusty and I buy new cheap ones every year or so. Pyrex ones look excellent although I would be irrationally worried about breaking them, my pile of pans do clang around a lot.

OnHold Tue 07-Mar-17 08:57:09

I dont think cakes bake very well in Pyrex.

DevelopingDetritus Tue 07-Mar-17 08:59:42

Just found this other MN thread about baking in Pyrex.

DevelopingDetritus Tue 07-Mar-17 09:01:56

Sounds like it takes a lot longer to bake.

DevelopingDetritus Tue 07-Mar-17 09:04:33

*with the temperature much lower.

friskybivalves Tue 07-Mar-17 09:26:37

Anolon ones are amazing but expensive. They never mark or rust. I haunt eBay for them.

dudsville Tue 07-Mar-17 14:22:19

It hadn't occurred to me to bake a cake in pyrex, we don't have cause for many cakes, however this thread made me google and it reminded me that back in the 70's my mother used to make pineapple upside down cake in pyrex. It was good.

Developing, by cookie tin, do you mean the flat sheet or the one with dips like for muffins? The latter is the only one JL didn't have in enamel.

My delivery of bake wear comes tomorrow.

DevelopingDetritus Tue 07-Mar-17 15:04:27

dudsville Yes, pineapple upside cake is nice, looks great when they're turned out. I remember making one of those in my Home Ec class at school grin
The cookie tin is the flat sheet yes, I've just had a look at the JL one, very nice.
frisky I can see why you're just haunting those pans, wow, those Anolon pans are expensive, do they ever have a sale?

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