Chicago Metallic Classic Aluminum Popover Pan, 12-Cavity

Last updated: January 26, 2023

This popover pan has superior heat conduction required for these baked goods. Each cup measures 2.5 inches by 2 inches. The pan can also be used for Yorkshire puddings or muffins.

Chicago Metallic Classic Aluminum Popover Pan, 12-Cavity

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Made from heavyweight aluminized steel, this pan is perfect for making popovers.

In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the Chicago Metallic Classic Aluminum Popover Pan, 12-Cavity placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

To create true popovers, this is the pan for you. The cups are designed so that as popovers bake, rise, and “pop over” just like in the bakery, they won’t spread into the others in the pan. Deep tapered cups promote even baking and better air circulation. The pan is also great for making muffins and cornbread. Oven safe to 450°F / 232°C; not intended to be used under the broiler. Sharp-edged utensils and knives should not be used. At Chicago Metallic, we believe that serious baking requires serious bakeware. That’s why we’ve been crafting innovative equipment, for professionals and serious home bakers, for over 100 years. We’ve built a global reputation one kitchen at a time. People know our products are built for durability and can be depended on year after year. We’re proud to offer three distinct lines of premium bakeware plus stylish, innovative specialty bakeware and baking essentials. The Chicago Metallic Professional line of bakeware makes cooking and baking a delight. The non-stick surface easily releases each recipe and makes clean-up effortless. It’s the preferred choice of bakers who understand quality and design, but also want professional-grade durability. Regular muffin tins can’t make a perfect popover, the classic American pastry that requires just the right heat circulation to inflate and pop over without overcrowding. Chicago Metallic has engineered this pan to ensure that every popover gets a big rise. Each 2-1/4-by-2-inch cup is suspended from crossbars and has an extra-wide lip so popovers can spread out and up. Properly puffed, popovers are a quick breakfast indulgence with butter and jam, or a savory surprise for dinner when stuffed with a mushroom filling. This pan is made from the same professional-quality steel and nonstick coating as Chicago Metallic’s full line of bakeware, which is designed for the home cook who has high standards.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Dark, non-stick steel produces perfect, airy popovers. Popovers come out with ease without the use of cooking spray.
Aluminized steel is used to build the wells and the pan. The material is sufficiently light in weight but has a very high endurance to breakage and scratches. You can use it and clean it as many times as you want without the need for replacement. The nonstick silicone coating remains intact and the aluminized steel makes sure that heat is conducted efficiently.
This pan is manufactured using heavy-weight aluminized steel. It has a nonstick coating and is heat-safe up to 450°F. The open design allows for better heat circulation.
This pan is also great for baking other treats. Traditional muffins and cornbread will come out well, being self-contained and delicious.
Apart from traditional popovers and cupcakes, you can also bake Yorkshire puddings in this baking pan. It's highly versatile and offers multiple baking uses.

What reviewers didn't like

While its dishwasher safe, handwashing is strongly recommended.
Aluminized steel is not as durable as carbon steel.
Occasionally, a pan with sharp edges or rough spots slips through quality control.
Owners find the cups may come away from the wire rack if you handle the pan too aggressively.
Coating peels off after several uses.
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