Amazon Shoppers Can't Stop Buying This Pan That Guarantees Perfect Crispy-Edged Brownies Every Time
My family has some strange food preferences. I personally prefer the dead center of a piece of banana bread, cutting right into the middle and driving my mother crazy when all that's left is the edges. My brother will only eat sandwiches without the crust. And my dad? He'll only eat the corner pieces from a pan of brownies—you know the part that's crispy and crunchy on the outside, and ooey and gooey on the inside. While my brother and I will still have to makeshift our own treats, my dad is in luck. The Wilton Brownie Bar Pan is designed so that every brownie piece is a delicious end piece.
The pan is about 2 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 16 inches long, and features 12 individual cavities that allow each brownie to cook into a square that's crispy on all the outside edges and moist on the inside. It's made of Alloy steel to heat the batter evenly, and it has a nonstick coating that makes it easier to remove the brownies once they're done—though the brand still recommends allowing brownies to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.
To buy: Wilton Brownie Pan, $9 (originally $16) at amazon.com
The pan, which is a best-seller in the overall bakeware category on Amazon, is currently 41 percent off, and shoppers swear it's even better than the more expensive pans in their pantry.
"It's the SAME pan as my Pampered Chef pan," writes a customer, adding, "I wish I hadn't spent so much money on the Pampered Chef [pan] and just ordered this one to begin with."
Despite its name, the brownie pan isn't just good for brownies. Owners are using it for cupcakes, muffin tops, crispy-edged cornbread, mini pound cakes, individual egg bites, hash brown cups, and more.
"I love this pan very much, and not just for brownies," says one reviewer. "In fact, it's the second one I am buying to join the one I've had for a few years. One of my favorite things to make in it is stuffing squares for Thanksgiving—it makes a perfect portion, and the perfect ratio of crunchy exterior to soft and moist interior... I've used it for mini cornbread (with different toppings), various mini cakes, mini frittatas, and so on."
"I bought one of these for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law, and she made individual meatloaves. Everybody got four sides of the best part of meatloaf: the crusty part," notes another. "I bought this one for myself and have used it to make individual brownies using the square liners. They look amazing—like a gourmet bakery."
Take a note from the over 7,700 Amazon shoppers who have given the Wilton Brownie Bar Pan a five-star review, and buy it while it's on sale for less than $10.