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I just got a new cast-aluminum Bundt pan and I want to take care of it so my bundts don't stick. Does anyone have any helpful advise about how to season and clean the bundt pan?

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Bundt pans (and cake pans in general) are not normally seasoned in any way.

Instead, they are greased and floured each time you make a cake. The traditional method is to apply butter or oil to the interior (the easiest way is melted butter and a pastry brush, but you can also use wax paper or even clean fingers to apply solid butter).

Then you flour it by putting several tablespoons of flour inside the bundt pan, turning and shaking until it is well floured, then shaking out the excess.

Oil or solid vegetable shortening may be substituted for the butter.

In my experience, 99% of the time, using a simple spray oil will do the job just as well, with much less fuss and mess.

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My favorite product when baking is Bakers Joy. It's a non-stick spray with flour that does an excellent job of keeping breads or other things from sticking. It's a fairly common item in the baking section of grocery stores near other oils or sprays. I keep a can of it stocked in my kitchen all the time :) –  Todd J. Jul 5 '13 at 15:33
    
Hm, even a cast iron one? Given that nonstick baking pans are pretty popular, I'd assume you'd want to season if you can. I think you can season cast aluminum as well? (But of course, it's probably pre-coated, since even cast iron skillets are these days.) –  Jefromi Jul 5 '13 at 17:27
    
I have never heard of a cast iron bundt pan... Not saying they dont' exist, but that seems odd. The trademarked ones from Nordic Ware are cast aluminum: nordicware.com/store/products/detail/… –  SAJ14SAJ Jul 5 '13 at 19:28

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