Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Bundt Tube Pan, 10-Inch

Last updated date: July 14, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Bundt Tube Pan, 10-Inch

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Overall Take

The heat-reflective gold interior and extra-large tube ensures your cakes come out perfectly baked each time. This pan isn't just great for cakes, but also makes fine molded gelatins and frozen desserts. It has a large capacity of 10-15 cups. In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Nordic Ware Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Bundt Tube Pan, 10-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.8
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
2,112 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
None of the bundt pans came close to the definition of the Nordic Ware, which was the only one to alternate angular ridges with rounded ones, and to leave sharp, clean lines between each ridge, rather than shallow, curved divots.
- The New York Times
A large pan – can hold almost 15 cups of batter. Bakes evenly. Very thick, durable construction that will hold up through many years of use. Non-stick coating. The cake comes out of the pan smoothly. Handles make it easier to take out of the oven. 3 metal choices.
- BestReviews
I loved how easy the generous handles made maneuvering the pan into and out of the oven, and was glad to have something to grip when it came time to turn the cake out onto a cooling rack.
- Food & Wine
The heat reflective interior is designed to help cakes and other dishes cook quickly and evenly.
- Chef's Resource
Not only does it feel like it’s made with the best materials, but it also usually sustains an easy to clean quality and isn’t supposed to lose that non-stick feel aspect either.
- The Best Guider
Well-defined shapes, sturdy, easy to grip handles, browns evenly, holds up to 15 cups of batter
- Business Insider
The size of this Nordic Ware bundt pan is just right, as the mold holds 10 to 15 cups of batter (just like the vast majority of recipes).
- Merch Dope
The aluminum, which is finished with a nonstick coating to allow for easy removal, is both rust- and warp-resistant so it will retain its shape even after long-term regular use.
- The Spruce Eats
Also the walls are really thick and a bit heavier than other models to bake a thick cake evenly inside out and create uniform browning.
- The Breslin
What experts didn't like
Though the coating is strong, like any nonstick finish it’s not impenetrable, and it can be scratched, shortening the lifespan of the pan.
- The New York Times
Cakes can overcook if not taken out on time, because the walls on this pan are thick and hold the heat after you remove it from the oven. Check at the minimum cook time.
- BestReviews
And though, at $30, it is considerably pricier than the other models.
- Food & Wine
Not dishwasher safe.
- Chef's Resource
On the more expensive side
- The Best Guider
The quality of the pan’s construction is inconsistent
- Business Insider
Heavyweight
- Merch Dope
Gets scratched over time
- The Breslin

From The Manufacturer

The 60th Anniversary Pan closely replicates Nordic Ware's first cast aluminum pan, which accommodates 10-15 cup recipes. This pan's versatile size, shape and crisp details work well with present day 10-15 cup Bundt mixes and recipes because of the narrow base, straight sides and extra large center tube. It's a staple for any kitchen. Made of durable cast aluminum providing superior baking performance. Distinctive gold, premium non-stick interiors allow for quick release and easy clean up. Heat reflective silver platinum exterior ensure uniform browning. Proudly made in the USA by Nordic Ware.

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An Overview On Tube Pans

Baking is both an art form and a science. And just like an artist needs a paintbrush and a scientist needs some test tubes, you cannot bake without the right tools. While some types of cakes can be baked in any type of pan, others require a special type of baking pan to make magic in the oven. If you’re looking to make a cake that has a light and airy crumble, like chiffon cake or angel food cake, then you’re going to need a tube pan.

A tube pan is a special cake-baking pan. It’s round, but it has a hollow tube in the center — hence, the name of the pan. The tube has a special purpose: it conducts heat. This helps the cake to bake faster in the oven. Plus, it also helps release the cake from the pan more easily so that it doesn’t get stuck. For perfect angel food cakes or chiffon cakes, the only way to properly bake them is in a tube pan.

Another common baking pan that has a hollow tube in the center is called a Bundt pan, and the terms are often used interchangeably. A Bundt pan is very similar to a tube pan, with one key difference. A true tube pan has straight sides, while a Bundt pan has fluted sides. This gives the cakes a beautifully decorated shape where frosting or icing is not required. Bundt pans are perfect for dense cakes with a moist crumb, such as pound cakes and coffee cakes. Typically, Bundt pans have a light-colored inside so as not to over-brown the cakes.

A tube pan has straight sides because of the kind of cakes they are designed for. Angel food cake doesn’t use a leavener and rises because of the air that is whipped into the batter. In order to rise in a baking pan, the sides need to be straight and ungreased so the batter can cling to them as it rises. Most true tube pans are also uncoated, while many Bundt pans are coated.

DWYM Fun Fact

It’s important to properly care for your tube pans so they stay in good shape. While many pans are advertised as dishwasher-safe, for best results you should hand-wash your tube pans. Ideally, you should clean your tube pan as soon as possible after using it, so don’t set it aside and forget about it once you take your cake out. If the residue and cake crumbs sit in the tube pan for a long time, they will be harder to clean.

While waiting for your cake to cool, wipe down the pan with a damp washcloth or paper towel to get rid of any crumbs. Next, soak the pan in hot water and dish soap. Soak the pan for around half an hour, and then use a small scrubbing brush or a toothbrush to gently scrub the pan. Make sure to get into every crevice. Then, rinse with warm water.

The Tube Pan Buying Guide

  • When you’re on the hunt for a tube pan, consider the type of material it’s made out of. Aluminum is an excellent heat conductor and ensures that your cakes are baked perfectly even. Keep in mind that most aluminum pans are hand-wash only. Another good choice is stainless steel. It’s highly durable and can even be cleaned in the dishwasher. However, it’s not as good a heat conductor as aluminum. You can also find metal baking pans that are a combination of aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Getting your cooled cake out of the tube pan can sometimes be challenging. Look for a pan that has a wide opening that helps the cake to slide out easily. This will ensure your cakes don’t crack or break when you’re trying to take them out of the pan. Consider a pan with handles. You might also want to find one that has a removable bottom.
  • If you don’t want to worry about your cakes getting stuck, opt for a tube pan that has a non-stick coating. Keep in mind that some cakes, like angel food cake, bake better in uncoated pans. Consider what kind of cakes you bake most often to decide whether a coated or uncoated pan works best for you.
  • Tube pans and Bundt pans come in varying sizes. The most common sizes you’ll find are 9- to 10-inch round pans with a 10-12 cup capacity. This works with most cake recipes that yield enough batter for two 9-inch round cakes or one 9-inch by 13-inch cake.
  • If you frequently bake cakes in your tube pan or Bundt pan that don’t require any frosting or icing, consider the pattern of the mold. Some pans have angular ridges, others have rounded ones, while some have a combination of both.