Right now, my pie pan is one that dates from World War II, and was my mother’s. I am newly retired and have been getting excited by cooking now that I have the time.
I have fallen in love with this pie pan in dark red:
This is expensive, though, and though I can afford it, I do not want to make a mistake that others have made before me.
The other pie pan I am considering is a high quality stainless steel that costs more than this one. I know a lot of bakers like aluminum, but I cleared all the aluminum out of my house 30 years ago in hopes of avoiding the aluminum deposits in the brain that go along with Alzheimers, that mom, grandma, the other grandma, and my great grandma had.
I know there are those who will tell me to buy aluminum, but not using aluminum pans is easier than what Angelina Jolie did to prevent breast cancer, so I am not even willing to join a debate about aluminum.
So… if aluminum is not an option, would you buy the pan above, which my top choice, or would I better off with stainless 18/8, in a reasonably heavy gauge.