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Popover Pans

With more popover pans available on the market, we wanted to see how our old favorite stacked up against the competition.

What We Learned

Unlike muffin tins, popover pans have an open design—typically six cups attached by metal wires—which allows heat to surround the batter. This is key to producing tall, airy rolls with a full cap that “pops” up high above each cup. Several years ago, we tested (and liked) the only popover pan widely available. Recently, we found three new pans (all nonstick). How did they stack up a...