If you visit our manufacturing plant in Spokane Valley, Washington, you’ll notice two things. First, yes, we really do manufacture our pans in the United States. Second, we do things differently, combining a unique anodizing process with water-based pan coatings to produce pans that eliminate re-glazing.
It’s truly a proprietary process that gives us a competitive advantage in performance and cost over the lifespan of a pan. Let’s take a look at our pan coatings compared to other options.
It’s apparent that LloydPans unique coating system performs better than alternatives, but what about cost? Over the lifespan of a pan, it’s not even a question. You’ll pay less for your pans through enhanced baking and the fact that you don’t ever have to get your pans re-glazed.
That’s right, our revolutionary Silver-Kote (SK) and Dura-Kote (DK) finishes are permanent, so you can say “goodbye” to re-glazing along with its associated inconvenience and expense.
Here are the top five questions people have about LloydPans’ unique coating process and pans.
1. I really don’t need to reglaze my baking and pizza pans?
Yes! Unlike silicone, our durable permanent release coating will last through countless baking cycles without re-glazing.
2. So, the coatings are permanent? How?
The toxin-free finish we use is infused into the pan surface creating a durable baking platform that permanently stays with the pan. First, we start with an anodizing process, which fuses a ceramic-like hard shell directly onto our pans. Next, the pans are coated and “baked” in an industrial oven, which allows the coating to be absorbed into the pores of the anodized finish.
3. Does the coating ever flake or chip like PTFE?
No. Our coating is infused into the surface of the pan, so it cannot come off. It’s also a steam-proof finish, so there is no degradation of the finish from moisture
4. Is the pan coating toxic or bad for the environment?
Definitely not. In fact our coating is water-based, and our anodizing process demonstrates a comprehensive, pro-active approach to responsible manufacturing. And, they are 100% PTFE-free.
5. How do I buy your baking and pizza pans?
That’s an easy question! Go to www.lloydpans.com.