It used to be that you only get an “oo” with Typoo. (For those of us old enough to remember that), but when people pick up a Chicago Metallic tin the most common reaction is quite literally an oo. What you can see online when you look at photographs is a clean design, with a super gun metal finish, but what you don’t get to do is pick them up and feel the weight of them.  They are heavy. It is this heavy beautiful finish that gets a physical reaction from those that bake with them, and once you pick one up you just don’t want to put them down.

Chicago Metallic may not yet be a household name in the UK, unlike in North America, but this will come. As the sole UK distributor, we sell 1000s of items from the Chicago Metallic range to commercial bakeries because they are so robust. We have also seen a huge jump in recent months from the domestic customer as the difference between this range and common-or-garden tins is understood.

Andy GossBaker, Telegraph columnist and author, Rose Prince is a fan, "These beautiful Chicago Metallic tins are tomorrow’s heirlooms. They are professional, deep heavy tins that have a superb finish to them and the end result is that your cakes, muffins and bread are much moister – which is what every baker wants. They are a bit more expensive than ordinary tins but that said I’m a firm believer in buying really good quality equipment that will last a lifetime".

One of the bakeries we supply regularly with Chicago Metallic is the Hummingbird Bakery and Andy Goss (pictured), their buyer, explains that Chicago Metallic is their tin of choice when it comes to their American style bakes. “With 6 bakeries in London we use over 1500 tins Chicago Metallic tins because they give us constantly reliable results time and time again.  Our brownies are renowned for being moist and our customers expect our cakes to be consistently excellent so we use BakeryBits because they are straight forward to deal with and always reliable - which is what you need when you are running a commercial bakery”.Hummingbird bakery customers

Our full range of commercial Chicago Metallic is also available in single units to the domestic baker, who wants professional results.  Click here to see the full range.

The Hummingbird Bakery has been kind enough to share two of their recipes with you, which we think you will enjoy. Try their

Chocolate Brownies and Key Lime Pie recipes.