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7 Best Baking Pans of 2021 That Will Pretty Up Your Table

That chill in the air means it's officially baking season!


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Whether you’re a Nailed It kind of baker or your skills align more with the cast of The Great British Bake Off, you’re probably still using the same old bakeware you got during an impulse pop-in to Bed Bath and Beyond (no judgment — there is no better way to visit BB&B). But with an especially tough year finally coming to a close, what better way to celebrate than by treating yourself with the best baking pans that bring color and joy to your kitchen?

Scroll for the most beautiful baking pans on the internet. They make perfect for gifts for others — and yourself.

Dagny Pie Dish

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Buy on Anthropologie ($38)

Why we like it:

  • Hand-painted stoneware
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Oven safe up to 475-degrees Fahrenheit

Your famous pumpkin pie deserves to be presented in this hand-painted pie dish. It looks more fragile than it is — the stoneware design is oven safe up to 475-degrees Fahrenheit and can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Promising review: “I am so excited to bake with the beautiful pie dish. It is a work of art unto itself — and you can bake at temperatures up to 475! I expect this dish to last a while.”

Wilton Texturra Performance 7 Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set

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Buy on Wayfair ($43.99, originally$69.99)

Why we like it:

  • 7-piece set
  • Non-stick
  • Beautiful color!

Toss your corroded metal pans right now — this 7-piece bakeware set is not only beautiful, it’s surface is non-stick for easy cleanup. The textured surface add stability and encourages airflow for even baking. The set includes one oblong pan, one loaf pan, one round pan, one large cookie sheet, one medium cookie and one muffin pan.

Promising review: “These are just as advertised. Pretty color. Heavier than expected, so I know they will last. Ran through dishwasher and pan coating is perfectly intact. These are a good couple of notches above the standard, silver bakeware set. This would make a really smart wedding gift or first-apartment gift. Or … be like me, experienced cook baker and enjoying the cuteness of a durable bakeware set. They are more durable than they look, and they look great! I didn’t add photos because they are EXACTLY as shown.”

Nordic Ware Buche De Noel Yule Log

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Buy on Wayfair ($34.99, originally $40)

Why we like it:

  • Festive design
  • Easy to clean
  • Recipe included!

If you love to give food gifts, this is the baking pan for you. This decorative aluminum pan lets you bake bread or cake in the design of a yule log, which is a lovely addition to any holiday table. Reviewers were impressed that, despite the many pan grooves, their cakes released without sticking.

Promising review: “Very festive design. Easy to use and clean. I made a quickbread and a cake using this pan without any trouble. They both released easily from pan. Definitely happy with purchase!”

The Pioneer Woman Spring Bouquet 2-Piece Baker Set

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Buy on Walmart ($19.72, originally $23.55)

Why we like it:

  • Four color themes to choose from
  • Includes one 12-inch baker and one 14-inch baker
  • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe

Reviewers are going wild for these Pioneer Woman baking pans, and it’s easy to see why. Featuring Ree Drummond’s signature design, this vibrant stoneware set comes in two sizes with easy-to-carry handles.

Promising review: “Simply a gorgeous way to bake or serve anything. We have several of the Pioneer Woman items and love them. No matter where they are used they are always noticed for their outstanding color palate. They are durable easy to clean, keep food warm or cold throughout serving. Awesome gift idea.”

Nordic Ware Non-Stick Round Jubilee Bundt Cake Pan

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Buy on Wayfair ($47.99, originally $62.50)

Why we like it:

  • Diamond jubilee design
  • Pockets glaze and drizzle
  • Non-stick surface

How fun are bundt cakes? This architectural bundt pan will make your cake look fancy and you like a baking guru. With an aluminum, non-stick surface, your cake lifts out easily and cleans effortlessly.

Promising review: “Excellent quality. My cake comes out perfectly in this pan, and I adore the design.”

Emile Henry Oven-to-Table Appetizer Trays

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Buy on Food52 ($40-$85)

Why we like it:

  • Diffuses warmth evenly
  • Microwave, freezer, broiler and dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe up to 518 degrees Fahrenheit

Made in France with burgundy clay, these hot-and-cold baking sheets double as serving trays. They evenly distribute heat for perfect baking every time, and are dishwasher and oven safe (up to 518 degrees Fahrenheit!).

Promising review: “Life is too complicated — so, how wonderful to be able to go from oven to table, especially for small bites. I didn’t realize how much I needed/wanted this tray until I got it home and used it.”

Temp-tations Floral Lace Set of (2) 6-Cup Muffin Pans

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Buy on QVC ($29.98, origianlly $33)

Why we like it:

  • Six bright colors to choose from
  • Hand-painted Floral Lace pattern
  • Dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer safe

These lovely hand-painted muffin pans make great gifts for your brunch-loving friends. They’re oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and have handles that are both functional and decorative.

Promising review: “Design is so pretty. Great deal — order comes with two! The hand painting so detailed and beautiful. Perfect for gifting.”

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