Feature synopsis: Tins and release agents 2017

This feature will comprise a number of components:  the main running copy will offer advice on the best way to care for baking tins in order to maximise their lifespan – and the options for extending their lifespan through recoating. Box-out articles will look at release agents

British Baker Insight Feature Synopsis

TINS & RELEASE AGENTS

  • Publication date: 4 October 2017
  • Editorial submissions deadline: 1 September 2017
  • Editorial contact: Anne Bruce – annebruce@rocketmail.com

This article will look at the best way to care for baking tins in order to maximise their lifespan – and the options for extending their lifespan through recoating. Topics to be covered should include:

  • What should a baker consider when investing in new tins?
  • How much of a factor should the type of production process be in selecting tins? (ie manual vs automated)
  • What advice can suppliers give on cleaning, maintaining and storing tins?
  • What are the biggest problems when using dirty or badly worn tins?
  • What are the options available when recoating tins? Can all tins be recoated?
  • How can a baker tell when a tin has reached the end of its lifespan?

 BOX-OUT: Release agents

This article will look at the type of release agents on the market, with particular consideration given to how some are better than others for particular applications

BOX-OUT: Case studies

A series of case studies will look at the tins and release agents used by three different bakeries. Why do they use a particular type of tin? What do they like/not like about it? What release agent/s do they use, and why?

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