Sunday, June 24, 2012

Full Round Pan for Cakes

After using my Redi-Set-Go for a few weeks, I soon longed for a way to remove the bottom of the grill pan (to make pouring contents easier and way less messy).  So, I decided to invest in the "Full Round Pan" from Xpress.  It was probably the best investment I've made when it comes to my Redi-Set-Go.  It enabled me to make awesome little "mini cakes."  For examples, see Cinnamon Apple Cake and Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake.

But what if you don't have a full round pan?  Can you still make those cool little cakes?  You betcha!  You can simply use your Divider Pan.  Bake the cake as the instructions say (filling both Divider pan wells), and when the cakes have cooked and cooled, just push the 2 halves together to form a circle.  Frosting will hide the seam.  :) 

But why can't you just use the base unit since it's a full circle?  I guess you could try if you're feeling adventurous, but there are a couple reasons that the base unit has never worked for me when baking cakes or cookies: (1) the outside cooks too fast, and the inside never seems done enough (the full round pan is raised ever-so-slightly so you don't get the "full heat" of the base unit), and (2) the cake is hard to remove and prone to breaking (the full round pan allows you to easily flip the cake onto a plate without ever having to use utensils).

Cakes are not the only dish that the Full Round Pan makes easier, though.  It's also ideal for soups, stews, sauces, gravies, or any dish that requires a bit of liquid for cooking.  You can simply remove the pan, and pour the contents neatly onto a plate or into a bowl.

So, where can you get a Full Round Pan?  The pan sells for $12.95 (plus S&H) right from the Xpress website (see the bottom of the page for the Full Round Pan).  If you're diligent and patient, you may even be able to find them used on Ebay for a lower price.  But for the record, they usually sell for around $19 (new) on Ebay.


  1. What happened to the official site seen the links are broken or down or something I'm looking to get more pins and platinum machine happened to the official site to see me the link for broken you're down or something I'm looking to get more pain than that platinum machine is it hard to get the platinum machine on ebay with the steamer insert listen sorry thank you to visit the know

    1. Unfortunately, the Redi-Set-Go and the Platinum are no longer being made, and neither are the pans. My best advice is to check Ebay & Craigslist periodically and hope that one is posted in the future. You may be lucky enough to find one at a thrift store as well. But since they are no longer being produced, there isn't any particular place to get them.