It has four major functions: thermal conductivity, safety, easy demoulding, and easy cleaning. Compare three materials: aluminum anode, aluminum alloy hard coating, and non-stick carbon steel. Which cake mold material is more suitable for baking cakes? Let’s talk about thermal conductivity first. Among the three materials of aluminum, aluminum alloy, and carbon steel, aluminum has the fastest thermal conductivity. Aluminum products are thin and light and heat fairly evenly. Aluminum products can be seen in many tutorials. The incidence rate is quite high.
Carbon steel and aluminum alloys have similar heat resistance. Mainly depends on thickness. The thickness of carbon steel is also relatively thin, generally between 0.4-1mm. The thicker the thickness, the worse the heat resistance. Carbon steel itself has a very high hardness and is very strong even if the material is very thin. When choosing carbon steel, there is no need to choose one that is too thick. However, there is a problem. When baking with carbon steel, the temperature and time cannot be the same as with the aluminum anode in the tutorial. Carbon steel requires lower temperatures and a longer time to ensure the cake is cooked.
In terms of safety, carbon steel is relatively healthy and does not release any harmful toxins at high temperatures. In contrast, aluminum and aluminum alloys have poor oxidation properties at high temperatures, but carbon steel, aluminum, and aluminum alloys cannot come into direct contact with food and must have a protective layer. Carbon steel uses non-stick technology, aluminum uses anode technology, and aluminum alloys can also use hard coating technology and anodes. These three processes have a very important relationship with shaping and cleaning.
The non-stick coating of carbon steel has certain anti-stick properties. The pigment properties of the non-stick coating greatly reduce adhesion to the mold when baked at high temperatures. The non-stick coating has undergone a special process and has an irregular granular surface that can help the cake climb. Aluminum anodes and aluminum alloys have relatively high viscosity and strong adhesion, so the climbing effect is very good.
Non-stick cake molds have an advantage when it comes to cleaning. They do not need to be soaked. Can be rinsed with a soft cloth and dried directly at room temperature. However, aluminum anodes and aluminum alloy hard coatings are highly viscous and must be soaked. After an hour, wait until the cake crumbs are soft and soft before washing. Therefore, consumers can choose the appropriate mold according to their needs.