Best Meatloaf Pans

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 15, 2019
Meatloaf is great. What other dish can turn subpar meat into a hearty, delicious meal? With these meatloaf pans, even the least experienced cook should be able to prepare a tender, juicy, scrumptious meatloaf. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The perforations in the elevated lifter drain a good chunk of fat and grease. The meal will remain moist and delicious but far less fatty. With its side-less design, the tray creates easy serving with mess-free, effortless slicing.

CONS

The pan is relatively heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

Though technically a 2-piece set, Chicago Metallic Professional X50801 is the best meatloaf pan on this list. It can be used to bake lots of different goods but, first and foremost, this product will allow you to prepare the healthiest, most delicious meatloaf.

detailed parameters
Material

Heavy-weight aluminized steel

Convenience

Non-stick coating, perforated elevated lifter included

Application

Oven safe to 450°F

Dimensions

10" x 5.25"

Maintenance

Dishwasher safe (do not use dishwasher detergent tablets/capsules). Hand wash is recommended.

Warranty

25 years

PROS

Adding up to 9.5 inches in width and 5 inches in height, the pans incorporate a rectangular shape and deep walls. You won't have to rely on excess butter, cooking spray, or oil to get that quick and effortless food release.

CONS

The model could use handles or larger/wider sides (edges). 

OUR VERDICT

With AmazonBasics 78262, you get a pair of great meatloaf pans that can be used for much more than just preparing meatloaves. You'll never have to worry about the end result. Plus, carbon steel retains heat for longer periods of time.

detailed parameters
Material

Heavy-weight carbon steel

Convenience

Non-stick coating

Application

Oven safe to 500°F

Dimensions

9.5" x 5" (2-pack)

Maintenance

Hand wash is recommended.

Warranty

1 year (limited)

PROS

The comfortable, grippy, extra-wide silicone handles give you a confident grip and the ability to pull out the pan from the oven without burning your fingers. A portion of the proceeds goes to Yum-o!, Rachael's NPO that helps underprivileged kids and their parents develop healthy food habits.

CONS

Baked goods might stick a little. 

OUR VERDICT

This Rachael Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan makes it easy to prepare a nice, juicy meatloaf for 2-4 people. You don't have to be a culinary genius to put this piece of cookware to good use. It should also last you a really long time.

detailed parameters
Material

Durable steel

Convenience

Non-stick coating, comfortable silicone handles, Rachael's "Mile-High Lasagna" recipe included

Application

Oven safe to 500°F

Dimensions

9" x 5"

Maintenance

Hand wash is recommended. 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Incorporating a textured inner surface, the model couldn't be easier to clean, giving you that no-mess release that doesn't leave a single piece on the pan. The FDA-approved food-grade silicone is BPA-free and non-toxic. It doesn't stain nor absorb smells.

CONS

The pan ought to be stored upside down. Otherwise, the heavy handles can make it collapse.

OUR VERDICT

You can't really go wrong with this Boxiki Kitchen meatloaf pan. It is not demanding maintenance-wise. You can use it to bake lots of different treats and to bring various recipes to live. The pan is as dependable as it is convenient.

detailed parameters
Material

FDA-approved food-grade silicone, steel frame

Convenience

Non-stick coating, textured inner surface, “Top 65 Delightful Loaf Pan Recipes” eBook included

Application

Oven safe to 500°F

Dimensions

13.25" x 5.75"

Maintenance

Dishwasher safe. 

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

Facilitating air circulation, the model's corrugated surface gives you evenly baked goods time after time. Fitted with a steel wire in the rim, the pan is practically invulnerable to bending, warping, and overall deforming.

CONS

Can be somewhat difficult to clean. 

OUR VERDICT

USA Pan 1157LF will prove an equally great meatloaf pan for people looking to showcase their culinary skills and the ones who'd like to treat themselves and their loved ones to wholesome, tender, and the most delicious goodies.

detailed parameters
Material

Heavy-gauge aluminized steel 

Convenience

AMERICOAT® non-stick coating, ridged texture, removable insert

Application

Oven safe to 450°F

Dimensions

10.562" x 5.5"

Maintenance

Hand wash is recommended. 

Warranty

Limited lifetime

Chicago Metallic Professional X50801

As Healthy as a Meatloaf can Get

Meatloaf is great. One of the very few issues we have with it is that's hardly a healthy meal. You can't really make it entirely healthy but, with Chicago Metallic Professional X50801, you will be able to prepare the healthiest version possible.

The difference between this 2-piece set and every other product in this review lies mostly with the perforated elevated lifter, the second part of the set. These perforations in the rack drain a good chunk of fat and grease, so you end up with a healthier meatloaf. The meal will remain moist and delicious but far less fatty and that's always a good thing.

That being said, it doesn't just help you prepare a healthier meal. With its side-less design, the tray creates easy serving with mess-free, effortless slicing.

Made of aluminized steel, both the pan and the lifter give you even baking and superior heat conduction.

Maintenance-wise, this pan shouldn't cause any inconveniences. It is dishwasher safe (the company doesn't recommend using dishwasher detergent tablets/capsules) and the non-stick coating here is excellent.

The pan and the lifter tray are a little heavy together but that's to be expected and is hardly a major downside.

Bottom line, though technically a 2-piece set, Chicago Metallic Professional X50801 is the best meatloaf pan on this list. It can be used to bake lots of different goods but, first and foremost, this product will allow you to prepare the healthiest, most delicious meatloaf.

Review of Chicago Metallic Professional X50801 Non-Stick 2-Piece Meatloaf Set

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AmazonBasics Nonstick Carbon 78262

Beautifully Browned Results

This 2-piece set from AmazonBasics, as it is often the case, isn't quite as basic as the name would have you believe. Adding up to 9.5 inches in width and 5 inches in height, the pans incorporate a rectangular shape and deep walls. Aside from meatloaf, you can use these pans to sizable loaves of homemade bread, be it wheat, cornbread, banana, or pumpkin.

Though not necessarily designed with that application in mind, the pans are perfectly suitable for smaller lasagna batches, casseroles, and lots of different baked goods.

The pans' heavy-weight, carbon-steel construction shouldn't go unnoticed as well. From its ability to resist warping and heat evenly throughout, there isn't a whole lot to complain about here. You won't have to worry about hot spots burning your baked goods. Consistently delivering the loveliest browned results, these pans can be trusted with your most favorite recipes.

The non-stick coating here does its job remarkably well. You won't have to rely on excess butter, cooking spray, or oil to get that quick and effortless food release.

The only change we'd like to see in future models is a couple of handles or larger/wider sides since it can be a little inconvenient to grab the pans.

Long story short, with AmazonBasics 78262, you get a pair of great meatloaf pans that can be used for much more than just preparing meatloaves. You'll never have to worry about the end result. Plus, carbon steel retains heat for longer periods of time.

Review of AmazonBasics Nonstick Carbon 78262 Steel Bread meatloaf Pan

 

Rachael Ray Oven Lovin'

From the Celebrity Chef

Rachael Ray knows a thing or two about cooking, let's just say that. With her name behind the product, you know you're getting a piece of cookware that will unlikely disappoint on day one or in the long run.

On paper, there's nothing particularly different about this pan. But, as it usually is the case with cookware, you really have to look at the smaller details to determine the superior product. Though not that small, the biggest part of the model's sell is probably the handles. More specifically, its comfortable, grippy, extra-wide silicone handles that give you a confident grip and the ability to pull out the pan from the oven without burning your fingers.

On one hand, the non-stick coating here is great. It lasts long and allows you to quickly and easily release food and clean up the meatloaf pan. On the other, it doesn't always prevent baked goods from sticking to the pan.

The heavy-gauge, durable steel construction will not warp or deform with time. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds goes to Yum-o!, Rachael's NPO (nonprofit organization) that helps underprivileged kids and their parents develop healthy food habits.

In other words, this Rachael Ray Yum-o! Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan makes it easy to prepare a nice, juicy meatloaf for 2-4 people. You don't have to be a culinary genius to put this piece of cookware to good use. Plus, it should last you a really long time.

Review of Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Loaf Pan with Handles

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Boxiki Kitchen Gourmet Non-Stick Silicone

Bake It All

This Boxiki Kitchen doesn't discriminate between meals. With its huge size, measuring 13.25 x 5.75 in overall dimensions, the pan is just as good for meatloaves as it is for baking bread, fruit cakes, pound cakes, lots of different treats.

Though it looks lovely, with its red interior, the best part about this product isn't its appearance but more so the construction. Incorporating a textured inner surface, the model couldn't be easier to clean, giving you that no-mess release that doesn't leave a single piece on the pan.

The handles are wide and really convenient. The high-quality steel frame is robust and durable. But what really separates the product is the FDA-approved food-grade silicone. It is BPA-free and non-toxic, it doesn't stain nor absorb smells.

The whole thing is completely dishwasher safe, so you won't have to clean it yourself. All in all, its storage and maintenance couldn't be simpler. Just make sure to store the pan upside down. Otherwise, the heavy handles can make it collapse.

In addition to the cooking pan, the company sends you the “Top 65 Delightful Loaf Pan Recipes” eBook.

To sum it all up, you can't really go wrong with this Boxiki Kitchen meatloaf pan. It is not demanding maintenance-wise. You can use it to bake lots of different treats and to bring various recipes to live. The pan is as dependable as it is convenient.

Review of Boxiki Kitchen Gourmet Non-Stick Silicone Meatloaf and Bread Pan

 

USA Pan 1157LF

Meatloaf Tender and Ready to Serve

USA Pan 1157LF is a little more expensive than just about every other product on this list. But, for the most part, we can't tell that it isn't worth its price.

Those few extra bucks that the company asks for this pan make sense considering the model's corrugated surface design that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Facilitating air circulation, it gives you a quick and effortless release as well as evenly baked goods time after time. Plus, the pan comes equipped with a removable insert, making food release and maintenance easier than ever.

Comprised of heavy-gauge aluminized steel, this piece of cookware is as sturdy and durable as the rest of them. Plus, fitted with a steel wire in the rim, it is practically invulnerable to bending, warping, and overall deforming.

Now, though the ridged texture with a corrugated surface is great for cooking, it does make it a little difficult to clean the pan, especially considering that the people behind it highly recommend hand washing.

That said, with AMERICOAT® non-stick coating and the aforementioned removable insert, it shouldn't prove too much of a hassle to keep this thing nice and clean.

To put it differently, USA Pan 1157LF will prove a great meatloaf pan for people looking to showcase their culinary skills and to treat themselves and their loved ones to wholesome, tender, and the most delicious goodies.

Review of USA Pan 1157LF Bakeware Aluminized Steel Meat Loaf Pan with Insert

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What Is a Meatloaf Pan?

Meatloaf is great, provided you make it right. Do you know who doesn't like meatloaf? Terrorists, that's who. Well, either them or the people who can't prepare a proper meatloaf. From its rustic Midwestern simplicity to the budget-friendly nature and the time it can spend in the fridge without losing its taste qualities, there's a lot to like about meatloaf.

Now, a good recipe, proper ingredients, and the right approach can make the meatloaf as well as the opposite can break it (both literally and figuratively). But it isn't just about the recipe and the ingredients. No, the right tools are just as important as the aforementioned elements. In this case, the right "tools" is mostly a quality meatloaf pan.

Reckon there's very little difference between these pans? Think again. Sure, we aren't talking about apples and oranges, more like apples and apples. But, just like apples, meatloaf cookware is hardly all that similar, starting with the size and coating and ending with materials and design.

Most people looking for a meatloaf pan, more often than not, already have a bread pan and a cake pan in their kitchen arsenal. But if that isn't the case with you, we would recommend checking out our reviews, as well as pizza pans and paella pans.

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Publish Date: 2019-03-06 12:18:00