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Aluminium vs Copper Canele molds?

Sirrith | May 16, 2014 10:29 PM

Hi, in preparation for my trip to France next month, during which I plan to buy some canele molds, I thought I'd ask for some advice.

I can find next to no information out there on the aluminium version of the molds. There is plenty on the silicone molds, which I am not interested in.

So I have a few questions:

Has anyone done a straight up comparison between aluminium and copper canele molds?

How does a canele cooked in aluminium compare to one cooked in copper?

Is copper worth ~2x the price, if I don't care much about the bragging rights?

Does the tin specifically in canele molds ever wear out and need re-tinning?

How sticky is tinned copper compared to bare aluminium?

How thick should a good quality canele mold be?

Are the E. Dehillerin ones considered good quality? What about the ones in the Lemoine store which seem to be cheaper from what I've been hearing?

Should I go for the slightly smaller 4.5cm ones instead of the full 5.5cm (rather subjective question, but I'm wondering if this actually affects the quality of the canele in terms of texture: bad, or if the only thing that changes is the size: good)?

I know there are several massive canele threads here, but I've tried wading through a couple of them, didn't find the answers I was looking for, and gave up.


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