Metal vs. Glass

@Mare73 (1335)
United States
April 3, 2008 7:58am CST
Question for all you bakers/cookers out there! When baking a cake, making lasagna, cookies, anything that goes in the oven... Do you prefer to use glassware or metal? Is one better than the other for certain things or is it just a preference?
4 responses
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
3 Apr 08
When I'm cooking I like to use pyrex (glass) and depending on WHAT I'm cooking sometimes I will line the dish with Reynolds Release foil (like wiht lasagna for example)..when baking though I use nonstick metal bake wear and even then sometimes I will use the Release foil (LOL I love that stuff!!)
@Mare73 (1335)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Is it really called release foil? I've NEVER heard of that before!
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I prefer to use metal baking dishes for some reason brownies and cakes and things seem to cook better in metal pans if I use glass I usually have to cook the stuff longer and alot of times the item will not be done in the middle.
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I only use glass... I threw out all my metal pans quite a while ago. To be honest, I don't even use glass that much, now that I think of it. I use the cooking stones for almost everything. I love Pampered Chef and I've had a lot of shows for them, so I've earned a lot of free stones...
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I use both depending on what I'm cooking since my pans are different sizes. I have mostly glass and I tend to grab them first, and I think they're easier to clean up too. I do know that when baking cakes and such, you need to turn the temperature down a few degrees than if you were baking with a metal pan. Cookies, obviously, are always done on a metal cookie sheet. I don't think glass cookie sheets are available, are they?