Kitchn Love Letters

I’m in Love with This $28 “Brownie Tin” from England That’s Endlessly Useful

published Dec 2, 2021
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Credit: Joe Lingeman

You know how sometimes you see something on Instagram and then you can’t get it out of your head? This happened to me several months ago with a picture of brownies. I’m not not a brownie person, but they aren’t a treat I think about often, so I felt extremely influenced that day — influenced enough to hop on the e-commerce superhighway and order myself a MasterClass brownie tin.

I knew nothing about the brand at the time of purchase, actually. I mostly chose it because the price was right. All I really knew: It’s nonstick and a practical 13 by 8 inches. Turns out, this thing is awesome! I’m not even sure what I was expecting, but I do know that it surpassed all expectations. 

Credit: Summer Rylander

The surface is exceedingly, beautifully, gloriously nonstick. I don’t think I’ve ever cleaned a piece of bakeware so easily, let alone managed to extract such cooperative slices of its contents. My MasterClass tin is such a joy to work with that I’ve used it for way more than just brownies. I’ve actually also used to roast a chicken or two, bake a giant eggplant Parmesan, and more. I’ve even been reaching for it instead of a baking sheet to roast some veggies.

Credit: Summer Rylander

I’ve been so happy with the brownie tin that I also ordered a MasterClass perforated quiche tin and can confirm that it is equally as flawless. These pieces have a pleasing heft that makes them feel like they should be more expensive (not that I’m complaining about affordability!), and they distribute heat as evenly as you’d hope for when baking off your most Instagram-worthy brownies or cookie bars. 

I did eventually look up the brand and learned that MasterClass has been around since 1850 (!!!) and is headquartered in Birmingham, England. Knowing that the tins come from an English brand just makes them feel even better (read: fancier). I don’t know why. But I do know that I’ll definitely be expanding my MasterClass tin collection this winter!

Have you ever tried this brand? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!