Why? Well, because I reviewed a product somewhat critically, and the review has not been published. Six days later, and it’s fair to assume it’s not going to be, and that sucks.
I published the review on my bread blog but, in view of the vendor’s attitude – the purpose of reviews is to give potential buyers an idea of what they’re might be getting, and not publishing critical reviews gives a false impression – I thought I’d bring it to a wider audience here.
Loaf tins (pans), have just one function – they hold the dough in a specific shape while it proves and bakes. It follows, then, that they don’t have to be massively robust, though a degree of robustness is desirable for durability. They should not, for example, flex in use.
I have a pair of 2lb tins which are very robust, but not quite deep enough, so I ordered another two. They’re slightly shorter, but quite a bit deeper, which will give me a slightly taller loaf for the same amount of dough (currently, it’s in the oven way before it’s finished rising, so a bigger loaf is achievable), and a decent-sized slice.
They arrived today and what struck me first was the weight – or lack of it. The reasons are twofold. Firstly, in the pics the tins appear to have wired edges, quite common in metalware of this type, and a very good thing. They don’t.
You can read the full review** here…
**The reason I’m not publishing the complete review here is that Google, apparently, takes a dim view of identical blog posts. Or something…