Caraway’s “Gorgeous” Nonstick Muffin Pan Is the Best I’ve Ever Used (and We Have an Exclusive Discount!)

updated May 9, 2024
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Caraway Home bakeware (muffin pan, cake pans, bread pans) in perracotta color on counter with green wall behind
Credit: Caraway

I love cooking, but not the aftermath. The thought of scraping charred bits off my old cookware and bakeware after a meal is not my idea of a fun night. But much to my wallet’s delight (and probably Postmates’ dismay), stocking my kitchen with Caraway pieces has been a complete game-changer.

We’ve written about our love for Caraway’s seriously slippery, nontoxic, nonstick cookware and bakeware at length because they truly deserve the hype. But perhaps my favorite thing about Caraway is that cleaning is a breeze.

Muffin tins, in particular, are notoriously hard to clean. So when I saw that Caraway had a Muffin Pan lined with the brand’s naturally slick ceramic coating and featured in a bunch of colors, including the brand’s iconic Perracotta and a cheery Marigold, I had to try it for myself. If you don’t have time to read this whole article, I’ll give you my conclusion now: You need this muffin tin. Muffins, cupcakes, egg bites, mini meatloaves — whether you’re into sweet or savory bites, this piece of bakeware is an addition to your kitchen you will not regret.
However, at $50 full price, Caraway’s Muffin Pan is certainly on the higher end of the muffin tin spectrum. But we’re not ones to leave you hanging, so we scored an exclusive reader discount for 10 percent off your entire Caraway purchase — just shop with this link now through May 31, and you’ll see the discount applied on your entire order, not just the muffin tin! 

What’s Great About Caraway’s Muffin Pan?

To put Caraway’s 12-cup muffin pan to the test, it only felt right to start by making a fresh batch of muffins. I went with a personal favorite: lemon poppyseed.

After making the muffin batter, I poured it directly into the cups. This tin is supposedly so nonstick that you can ditch the parchment paper, cupcake liners, or oil. While I was a bit hesitant about what the aftermath would be, I had faith in Caraway. And I was not led astray! 

Credit: Remi Rosmarin

After about 20 minutes, my entire home was filled with wafts of lemony, sugary goodness. I took the muffins out of the oven and left them to cool for about 15 minutes. Once cool to the touch, I grabbed a muffin top directly with my hand and gently pulled it out of the tin. There was literally no resistance; the muffin slipped out in perfect condition with barely anything left behind in the pan, except for a few crumbs. What was left behind was quickly washed away with just a splash of water and a quick pass with the soft side of a sponge. 

Of course, the easy cleaning process would mean nothing if the pan didn’t yield a great product. Luckily, it does. The pan distributes heat evenly. Each muffin had a just-crispy-enough top and a fluffy bottom, which is the perfect muffin ratio in my opinion. 

Credit: Remi Rosmarin

To see what else this pan could do, I decided to try to use it to poach eggs. I rarely poach eggs, as the process is quite involved, so I was excited to find plenty of articles saying that you could use a muffin pan to poach eggs instead. It’s one of those kitchen “life hacks” that I always approach with a healthy dose of skepticism. But after the muffin success, I had a feeling this egg hack would go over smoothly as well. And I was not wrong. 

While poaching eggs usually involves constant attention, all this requires you to do is crack the egg. I just put a little bit of water at the bottom of each cup, cracked the egg right on top, and popped the pan into the oven for about 15 minutes. 

The one thing I struggled with in this recipe, if I can even call it that, was being able to tell when the eggs were done. I ultimately left them in a bit too long, but I personally like my yolks set and not runny — I know, don’t judge — so these were perfect for me. I used a spoon to slide the eggs right from the cups to my plate. It could not have been easier. This is such an easy way to prep a batch of poached eggs for a big brunch or for a few days’ worth of lunches ahead a busy week. 

And if you’ve made it this far in my review, then you can already guess what I’m about to say: Not only is the Caraway Muffin Pan a gorgeous kitchen essential, but it also promises years of baking with ease ahead — plus, our discount makes it easier on your wallet.