Buying a Bakeware Set
Just what a bakeware set is can be hard to define as there is no real standard type or number of pieces for bakeware sets. The simple reason for this being the different needs in the kind of baking each each person does. If your baking for yourself or just a couple your needs may be met with a small 3 or 4 piece set to which you may add an extra pan or two as needed. This can mean a nice way to save a little money on your purchase of bakeware.
However if you are baking for a large family or group you be looking at a 5 to 10 piece bakeware set. For the serious baker the set will continue to grow as your skills increase. As you can see a set number of pans will only be found according to the needs of each baker.
Now for the different types of bakeware. Again the personal taste of each baker will determine what should be purchased. My long time favorites are the glass bakeware sets from Anchor Hocking and Pyrex. The varied colors available from Anchor Hocking make for a beautiful and functionable bakeware set. Another high on my list of favorites, although a bit more expensive, is the Le Creuset Stoneware which is a porcelain enamel finish that resists stains. scratches and chipping.
You will not find some items in glass such as cookie sheets which are supplied by makers like Calphon and Kitchenaid, along with many other makers of fine nonstick bakeware sets.
So for the best bakeware set, you will need to determine your personal needs and skills first and then do some research on the bakeware available. As always buy the best you can afford, not so much because it is pretty but rather how long it will last. That is how you save your purchase. Buying a cheap piece of bakeware will not likely make a happy baker. Only the happy baker will deliver those wonderful tasting cookies and bread.
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