Today, we’ll explain the difference between metal pans that are dark or light in color and what each one is used for to help with the question: Which Metal Is Best For Baking?
Light Colored Pans:
Light metal pans are best for even browning. They are best for baking in when you want a light even brown color. I prefer to bake my cookies and cakes in a lighter metal pan because I want a lighter more even color.
Dark Colored Pans:
Unlike light metal, dark metal can cause uneven browning. Some spots may get darker than others. But these metal pans give a deep golden color to your product. Bread is a good product to bake in a dark metal pan. You can always be sure that the crust will turn out a rich, deep golden color.
So the choice is yours. Do you want an even lighter color or richer, darker color? A good rule to remember is the darker the pan, the darker the color.