I was already familiar with Bakers Edge because of their wonderful Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan I purchased last year, so I was anxious to try out the Simple Lasagna Pan. In fact it was less than 6 hours from delivery from Amazon to delicious lasagna being served on my dinner table.
My first step was to read the care & use guide, along with the recipes that were listed. Although I have my own recipe for lasagna, I knew that I might have to adjust it based on this pan. The only thing that surprised me was the use of uncooked noodles. I have used Barilla's "No-Bake" noodles before, but this required regular uncooked noodles. Otherwise the recipe suggestions were very close to my own.
After I had my sauce ready, I began assembling my lasagna. The pan allows for 3 layers of noodles, sauce and whichever cheeses you use. Once assembled it says to cover it with foil that has been sprayed down with non-stick spray to prevent the cheese from sticking. Then you are to bake it at 375° for 55 minutes covered, 10-15 uncovered and then let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
Now for the most important part, the results! The lasagna was great, but that was expected. For me what this pan is about is the ease of making it, presentation and clean up. Not surprisingly it aced all three! Putting it together took half the time, with the included spatula it was easy to remove and looked beautiful and clean up was fast - NO Soaking or Scrubbing! I did add several pictures in the customer images so that you can see the pan in action.
Now that I'm done making lasagna, I keep thinking about the endless possibilities with this pan: Meatloaf, Baked Mac & Cheese, Deep Dish Cheesecake Bars, the list goes on. My daughter also just made the suggestion that I can do her vegetarian lasagna (which she prefers) in one channel of the pan and make regular in the other three - what a great and idea! I can honestly say this pan is worth every penny.