If the USA loaf pan sells out, or for those who actually don’t just like the corrugation, the Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch Nonstick Loaf Pan is one other nice possibility. At $25 plus transport for the 9- by 5-inch pan, it sadly prices $10 greater than the USA pan, which is why it’s not our primary selection. But the Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch Nonstick Loaf Pan is definitely made by USA Pan, so we all know the form and weight are identical. Williams-Sonoma claims that the Goldtouch coating is extra sturdy, however, we don’t assume it’s the price the additional cash. The coating on the USA pans can also be fairly robust, and the corrugation helps them resist deep scratches. If you need to keep away from nonstick coatings altogether, Williams-Sonoma additionally sells an uncoated loaf pan, the Traditionaltouch Loaf Pan, once more made in the identical form by USA Pan. That one’s considerably extra reasonably priced, however, its reflective sides could deflect warmth and thus bake paler desserts. The Goldtouch can also be a favorite of Cook’s Illustrated; Fine Cooking likes each the Goldtouch and the Traditionaltouch.