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Best Bundt Pan

Bundt cakes are an essential part of many holiday celebrations. These ring-shaped cakes are made in specialized bundt pans that have fluted sides and a tube going through the middle. The shape allows more of the cake batter to touch the sides which helps large cakes cook much faster than they would in other shaped molds. The best bundt pans have high-quality non-stick coatings that allows the cake to slide effortlessly out of the pan. They also need to be made from a high-quality aluminum or steel that heats evenly. In addition to these two qualities, we also looked for pans that were durable enough to last for years.

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware Crown Bundt Form Pan

The Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware Crown Bundt Form Pan tops this list as the best bundt pan because of its superior non-stick coating. The coating is made from a special material that's formed into interlocking layers. This helps cakes release from the mold twice as easily as they do from many other pans. Underneath this coating, the pan is made from a heavy-gauge steel that heats quickly and evenly. This pan is made with traditionally fluted sides that make for attractive bundt cakes that will be the star of any celebration.

Nordic Ware 6 Cup Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware was the first company to use the term bundt pan, and 60 years later, this company is still making some of the best pans there are. The Nordic Ware 6 Cup Bundt Pan is a commercial quality pan that is made from cast aluminum. Aluminum pans are preferred by professional bakers because of their incredible ability to transfer heat, heating up and cooling down rapidly. This pan also features a commercial-grade non-stick coating that makes it easy to turn out a perfect cake every time. If the traditional fluted shape isn't your style, Nordic Ware also makes bundt pans in a variety of other designs.

Cuisinart AMB-95FCP Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 9-1/2-Inch Fluted Cake Pan

Made from heavy gauge aluminized steel that's reinforced with extra thick edges, the Cuisinart Chef's Classic Non-Stick 9.5 inch Fluted Cake Pan is a great buy. The pan is strong enough to last for years, even with daily use, and is baked by a lifetime warranty. It's also coated with Xylon, a special material that lets cakes slide right out of the pan effortlessly. When it's time to clean this traditionally fluted bundt pan, it can be placed in the dishwasher or washed by hand with warm, soapy water.

Chicago Metallic Betterbake Non-Stick Bundt-Form Pan

Chicago Metallic makes a wide variety of high-quality baking pans and their Betterbake Non-Stick Bundt-Form Pan is one of our best picks. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe, this pan is coated with a non-stick surface that offers superior release. It's made from steel and conducts heat very well, so cakes bake quickly and evenly. With a traditional ribbed design, this pan can make beautiful cakes that are sure to get attention at the dinner table. This pan is also made with the same high-quality materials used by many professional bakeries, but is offered at a cost that home cooks will appreciate.

Kaiser Bakeware Gourmet Bundform 9-Cup Pan

Kaiser Bakeware Gourmet Bundform 9-Cup Pan

For a twist on the classic bundt cake design, try the Kaiser Bakeware Gourmet Bundform 9-Cup Pan. This pan allows you to create large cakes with an intricate swirled design around the perimeter, making for some incredibly attractive cakes. It has 2 layers of non-stick coating which helps it continue to turn out perfect cakes for years. This metal pan has also been made with steel that heats up gently and evenly, reducing the risk of burning your bundt cake. It's also easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Crystal Beran
Crystal Beran has spent the past 10 years immersed in the exciting and delicious world of food and drink. She has honed her cooking skills as a baker, a caterer, and a personal chef, and currently spends a good deal of her time training the next generation of young chefs. Her work as a wine steward has helped her to develop a discerning palate and a love of excellent wines from all over the world. Over the years, she has had the good fortune to visit wineries in Northern California, Tanzania, France, and Italy. In her spare time, she brews beer and invents delectable dishes to share with friends, family, and students.
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