Chicago Metallic Angel Food Cake Pan, 9.5-Inch

Last updated date: February 2, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

Home chefs will feel like professional bakers when they use the Chicago Metallic Angel Food Cake Pan, 9.5-Inch. The pan uses a two-piece tube design that can hold as much as 16 cups. It utilizes a silicone-based nonstick coating and is both dishwasher safe and oven safe up to temperatures of 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Chicago Metallic Chicago Metallic Angel Food Cake Pan, 9.5-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 8, 2020:
Checkout The Best Angel Food Cake Pan for a detailed review of all the top angel food cake pans.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
739 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The inversion ability of the pan makes them great for creating light and airy cakes, while the non-stick coating makes them simple and straightforward to care for and clean.
- Kitchenaholic
This choice for best angel food cake pan is great for those looking to make a large angel food cake.
- Fab Healthy Life
This nonstick pan also comes apart into two pieces. The bottom detaches from the main ring so you can easily remove your cake once it’s ready to serve.
- The Spruce Eats
This pan is made from heavy-weight aluminized steel, built for durability, and will last for a long time.
- The Kitchennin
Designed with a non-stick, easy release, this pan allows for easy baking and cleaning.
- Tool Box
Its removable bottom made releasing cakes fast and easy, and the snug fit of its base against the pan’s walls prevented leaking, even with denser pound cake batter.
- Cook's Illustrated
Inverted quick-cooling design
- The Gear Hunt
What sets this one apart, however, is this pan comes in two pieces. Two-piece tube pans make it easier to remove a cake or whatever you’re making.
- The Best Guider
What experts didn't like
It’s worth noting that the pans can also be washed in the dishwasher, although they may fare better if you choose to handwash them instead.
- Kitchenaholic
Some consumers have had issues with the batter leaking through the bottom.
- Fab Healthy Life
I recommend a hand wash to prolong the life of the non-stick coating.
- The Kitchennin
Customers report the pan sticks although it's advertised as non-stick
- The Gear Hunt
Cleaning can be a process
- The Best Guider

From The Manufacturer

2-PIECE CAKE PAN: This Chicago Metallic Angel Food cake pan is 9.5 inches in diameter and features a two-piece tube design, perfect for baking angel food and Bundt cakes; pan hold approximately 16 cups or can prepare one boxed cake mix. CREATE BEAUTIFUL AND AIRY CAKES: When this pan is inverted, the feet allow the cake to evenly cool; air circulates underneath for easy release. NON-STICK COATING: Made from heavy-weight aluminized steel for superior heat conduction and even baking, this angel food cake pan set features an easy release, silicone based, non-stick coating for ease of baking and cleanup. MEASURMENTS: This pan measures 9.5-inch by 4-inch and is heat safe up to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C). DISHWASHER SAFE: This pan is dishwasher safe, however hand-washing is recommended to extend the product life.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nordic Ware Platinum Angel Food Cake Pan, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
2. CHEFMADE Angel Food Cake Pan, 8-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Chicago Metallic Angel Food Cake Pan, 9.5-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Nordic Ware Heavyweight Angel Food Cake Pan, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. World Kitchen Angel Food Cake Pan, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
6. Calphalon Nonstick Angel Food Cake Pan, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Cuisinart Nonstick Tube Cake Pan, 9-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
8. LUFEIYA Angel Food Cake Pan, 8-Inch
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
9. Baker’s Secret Angel Food Cake Pan, 10-Inch
Overall Score: 6.3
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Angel Food Cake Pans

Who doesn’t love a good angel food cake? This scrumptious dessert is known for being light and low in calories. In fact, the average slice contains just 72 calories. To make an angel food cake from scratch, you’ll need a tube cake pan that can also be used to make bundt cakes.

Decide whether you’d like your cake pan to come in one or two pieces. You won’t get any leaking with a one-piece pan, but a two-piece pan makes it easier to release the angel food cake once it’s done baking.

Of course, you want your cake pan to come with a nonstick coating to keep the angel food cake from sticking to the sides. A food-grade silicone coating is better than a Teflon coating, as it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals that could leach into the food.

Check the construction material next. A heavy-gauge aluminized steel is ideal, as it distributes heat evenly. You won’t have to worry about the centers being under baked when the outer crust is fully cooked.

Consider any extras that the angel food cake pan has to offer. For example, there are models with handles to make transporting the pan in and out of the oven safer. Other models come equipped with feet, so that when you turn them upside down, air can flow underneath the pan.

DYWM Fun Fact

Did you know that October 10th is National Angel Food Cake Day? Here are a few more interesting facts about this delicious dessert:

  • While no one really knows who first came up with the recipe for angel food cake, we do know it was first mentioned in 1884 in the cookbook “The Original Boston Cooking School Cook Book” by Mrs. D.A. Lincoln.
  • Although angel food cake is tasty by itself, it can be topped with fresh fruit, such as crushed pineapple, sliced strawberries with whipped cream or mixed berries.
  • A little less popular, but still just as tasty are toppings of chocolate ganache, bananas foster and homemade lemon curd.

The Angel Food Cake Pan Buying Guide

  • Always check the product label to determine whether your angel food cake pan is dishwasher safe. Keep in mind that even if it is dishwasher safe, the harsh chemicals and high heat can damage the pan’s nonstick coating. You may wish to wash the pan by hand to prolong its life.
  • To clean the angel food cake pan by hand, simply wash it with a little dish soap and warm water. When dealing with stuck-on foods, you’ll need to use a non-abrasive sponge, as steel wool pads will remove the nonstick coating.
  • It is possible for nonstick cooking spray to discolor an angel food cake pan. Use with caution.
  • Construction, size and features all play a roll in the price of an angel food cake pan. The Cuisinart Nonstick Tube Cake Pan, 9-Inch is basic in design, and therefore lower in price than the CHEFMADE Angel Food Cake Pan, 8-Inch. Since the Nordic Ware Platinum Angel Food Cake Pan, 10-Inch is larger than the Chicago Metallic Angel Food Cake Pan, 9.5-Inch, you can expect to pay a little more money for it.