Silverwood, formerly Alan Silverwood, is a family business based in Birmingham, England. Established in 1966, they have specialised in manufacturing a distinctive range of domestic bakeware. The anodised bakeware range stands out as being a high-quality and long-lasting alternative to the competition. All the bakeware is designed and manufactured in the UK.
The most significant factor of Alan Silverwood Bakeware is the core material, Alsil, a high-quality alloy which has been anodised to produce a smooth, easy clean finish. This alloy draws in all available heat and distributes it evenly throughout the pan, leaving no hot-spots or part cooked soggy areas. Similarly, when it comes to freezing, the same high conductivity properties means that you can freeze food in the pan quickly and efficiently. Anodised pans are efficient and lightweight. Alan Silverwood Bakeware is made from heavy gauge alloys and as a result, will not distort/warp. The anodised finish creates an easy-release surface which is not coated with PTFE.
Before using for the first time, wash in warm soapy water.
A few tips:
- Baking bread - for the first few uses, it is recommended to grease the pans thereafter a ‘patina’ will develop on the surface of the pan, requiring less grease.
- Pastries - as a general rule, no grease is required as the fat in the pastry itself will do the job, although there is no harm in using butter or margarine to improve the release.
- Sponge Cakes - Grease with unsalted butter. A light dusting of flour will also help.
Avoid using commercial release sprays that are on the market as they tend to build up a residue that will spoil the release properties of the bakeware.
After use, wash in warm, soapy water, rinse and dry. Avoid using sharp utensils and knives. There might be slight discolouration over time but this will not affect the performance of the pan. Anodised bakeware should never be put in the dishwasher. Some detergents contain caustic cleaning agents which may damage the surface of the pan. Also, avoid using harsh chemical cleaning agents.
Frequently asked Questions:
Is Alan Silverwood Anodised Bakeware Dishwasher safe?
No. Some detergents contain caustic cleaning agents which may permanently damage the surface of the pan. It is strongly recommended to wash by hand with warm soapy water.
Is the Anodised Coating safe?
Yes. Anodised coating is an electrochemical process in which an oxide layer is chemically built on the surface of the metal that converts the metal surface into a durable and corrosion-resistant surface that is PTFE free. Silver anodising seals the aluminium in and gives a smooth, easy to clean surface.
What is the benefit of using anodised aluminium for baking?
Aluminium is a great conductor of heat ensuring even heat distribution and no hot spots. Anodised pans are efficient and lightweight.