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loaf pan

Categories: Cookware & Cooking Gadgets

Used for everything from bread to meatloaf to pound cake, the rectangular loaf pan comes in a variety of sizes. The most commonly used size is 9 by 5 inches (3 inches deep), and the 8½ by 4½ by 2½ is a close second. Mini loaf pans are about 2 inches wide and can range in length from 3 to 5 inches. Loaf pans typically have straight sides, though there is a style with pleated ends. There's also a long, narrow, covered loaf pan called a pullman pan.