With all the stunning Bakeware Sets out there, it’s hard to pick just one. Read on to find out how to find the perfect one for your home.
When it comes to baking (and home design in general), quality is always better than quantity. There are so many options to choose from and so many questions you have to ask yourself to find the best fit for you and your baking needs.
Within this guide, you can find the right Bakeware Set and become unstoppable in the kitchen.
What Is a Bakeware Set?
It’s very helpful to have all of the items you need for baking right there in your kitchen, no more and no less. So, buying your bakeware in a set is usually more economical than buying one piece at a time.
A Bakeware Set consists of the essentials for all your baking endeavors. It can be difficult to narrow down what exactly you should be investing in when baking. Baking sets can make the process so much easier. A typical set contains a pie pan, baking sheets, cake pans of different shapes, a muffin pan, and a roasting pan — which are all you really need to make any dessert.
How To Find The Right One
Even if you know what items to look for in a Bakeware Set, there are still so many other qualities to take into consideration before selecting one. Not all sets are made the same, so you have to weigh your options carefully.
Here, we highlight how you can find the total package in the complete set:
Quality and Material
Quality should always come before quality. It doesn’t matter if you select a Bakeware Set that has so many items in it for a low cost; if it’s low quality, it won’t even last you a year.
The quality is heavily dependent on the material of the bakeware. Typically, bakeware comes in a variety of different materials, such as stainless steel, glass, silicone, aluminum, and more.
A popular one that people often look out for in both their bakeware and cookware is non-stick. Traditional non-stick bakeware comes with a coating known as Teflon, or PTFE, which gives it the non-stick property.
We’ve all struggled at one point or another to remove muffins or a cake from their pan without breaking them or the bottom sticking to the bakeware, so this material is extremely popular given that it prevents this situation from occurring.
The Non-Stick Solution
There is, however, a downfall to traditional nonstick bakeware. PTFE has been linked to numerous potential health risks, including thyroid disease and cancer when ingested. Chemicals such as PFOA and PFAS that are present when the material is produced are also considered toxic when consumed.
If your bakeware begins to rust or the coating flakes off, it can easily be ingested and result in such health concerns. The likelihood of this is higher than you may think. When bakeware isn’t stored or cared for properly, it can amplify the damage done to the material.
What if you could acquire a Bakeware Set that can still provide a non-stick surface, just without the potential health risks? That ideal set does exist: Let’s discuss ceramics.
Our bakeware is 100% non-toxic and free of PTFE, PFOA, PFAS, cadmium, and other toxic metals. Despite this, it still comes through with the slick surface that we all know and love.
Ceramic bakeware doesn’t need chemicals like Teflon to get that non-stick surface—it’s just good at that on its own. The surface is so smooth that you don’t even need to use much butter or oil to grease the bakeware. Not only does that create an easier baking experience, but it can also help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Durability and Easy Cleaning
Finding bakeware that is both durable and easy to clean is the dream, and they’re more connected than you may think.
At Caraway, our ceramic Bakeware Set ensures a naturally slick non-stick surface. The benefits to this extend beyond just the baking process and can even be enjoyed in the cleaning process.
The ceramic material is so slick that when you go to clean it, any excess food falls right off with just some warm water and soap. Because of the ease that this provides, you don’t need to scrub aggressively to get food off of the bakeware. The result: an unscratched, damage-free bakeware.
Ceramic ensures that you can be gentle in the cleaning process, which helps to prevent damage. This increase in durability means that your bakeware is bound to last a lifetime, which is exactly what you should be looking for in your ideal Bakeware Set.
Heat Retention and Conduction
Perhaps the most important quality for your bakeware to have is good heat retention and conduction properties, as those are key to the bakeware’s functionality.
Ceramic has a lot to offer, given how thermally conductive it is. With its unparalleled heat retention, ceramic bakeware can cook food faster and far more evenly than any other material.
Between the ceramic material to help the bakeware reach its full potential and being oven safe up to 550°F, our Bakeware Set truly is just desserts.
The bakeware that you are investing in needs to reflect your current baking needs. Otherwise, you’re just adding unnecessary items to your kitchen and creating clutter that is completely avoidable.
The best question to ask yourself is, “What desserts do I bake most often?” From there, you can narrow down the items that you absolutely need, what you can live without, and what would still be useful to have on hand even if it won’t be used every day.
Our Complete Bakeware Set narrows down the plethora of items out there into a concise 11-piece baking set that consists of the essentials: 18x13” Baking Sheet, 10x15” Baking Sheet, 12 Cup Muffin Pan, 9x13” Rectangular Pan, 18x13” Cooling Rack, 9” Square Pan, 1lb Loaf Pan, two 9” Circle Pans, and two storage units.
These items would keep you equipped for any baking endeavor you choose. For people who are new to baking or who just want the basics in their kitchen, our Half Bakeware Set would be ideal. The Half Bakeware set is particularly great for those who are working with smaller spaces.
This set narrows down the 11 piece set even further down to just five pieces, including two Baking Sheets, a Muffin Pan, Rectangle Pan, and a storage unit. No matter what your baking plans are, you can still enjoy the perks of Caraway.
The Best Set
Our Bakeware Sets truly are everything you need and nothing you don’t. Besides the wonderful benefits of the ceramic material, our bakeware is also eye-catching. Each item comes in a variety of stunning colors that can match your intended design or even the season.
For more industrial kitchens, you can never go wrong with a neutral color such as Cream, Navy, or Gray to match dark cabinets and cool tones. Our Perracotta bakeware also compliments boho-style kitchens and is a charming color for the spring.
If you’re having difficulty finding just the right color, we can even help you pick one out via Instagram. These stunning colors are so much more exciting than traditional metal bakeware. You can even display and organize them in an easily accessible and convenient location with the free storage units that come with our Bakeware Sets. The more you look at the stunning bakeware, the more you’ll want to use them.
The Perfect Fit
With these qualities in mind, you’ll surely be able to navigate the plethora of Bakeware Set options out there. It’s more than just functionality and durability, though. Nothing says intentionality more than functioning yet beautiful bakeware. This bakeware is guaranteed to catch everyone’s eye while filling their stomachs.
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