Best Yorkshire pudding tins for perfect yorkies
Everyone loves a Yorkshire pudding, and a good-quality tin will help you make your best ones yet. We tested the latest tins for heat retention, optimum rise, overall shape and finished results
Originally, Yorkshire puddings were cooked under spit-roasted meat in the kitchen fireplace, where the hot fat would drip into a pan for the batter to be added to it. Nowadays, yorkies are smaller and rounder, but whatever size or shape you prefer, you’ll need a suitable tin.
A good tin will ensure you get a tall rise, an even golden bake and the perfect shape. Tins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, whether you want mini puds (handy for canapés), deep ones for filling with gravy or even one large tin to make a single pudding to share – we’ve tested a wide range using our popular best Yorkshire pudding recipe to ensure there’s a tin for every need.
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Best Yorkshire pudding tins at a glance
- Best tin for reliability: Salter marble collection carbon steel non-stick 6-cup tin, £9.99
- Best for Yorkshire puddings with a wow factor: Le Creuset Yorkshire pudding 4-cup tray, £35
- Best price for quality: ProCook Yorkshire pudding tray, £10
- Best tin for clever construction: Circulon Ultimum 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tin, £16
- Best tin for mini Yorkshire puddings: Vogue carbon steel non-stick mini muffin tray 12-cup, £9.29
- Best tin for deep Yorkshire puddings: Lakeland deep Yorkshire pudding 6-cup tray, £12.99
- Best budget 4-cup tin: Tala Performance Yorkshire pudding 4-cup tray, £10.99
- Best silicone tin: Mason & King silicone 6-cup tray (pack of 2), £10.99
- Best tin for large Yorkshire puddings: Mermaid hard anodised aluminium Yorkshire pudding pan, £45
Best Yorkshire pudding tins to buy 2023
Salter BW02778G marble collection carbon steel non-stick 6-cup tin
- Available from Amazon (£9.99)
Best tin for reliability
Pros: lovely marble finish and great non-stick
Cons: only oven-safe to 220C
This attractive-looking tin delivers: the finish not only looks good, but is also fully non-stick, making handwashing effortless. Salter also provides a 10-year guarantee, which is something you might expect of a tin that costs twice as much.
The tin is whisper-light at 300g, and measures just 27 x 18cm, so it’s small. However, the cups are a good 6cm across and 3cm deep, so it makes good-sized puddings.
Made from grey carbon steel, the tin heats fast and evenly so the puddings fly up the side – some were so high during our test that they began to topple slightly, resulting in a tray of various shapes and sizes, but all tasted very good.
The speedy rise means the bottoms stay slightly thick as the sides cook so fast, but they do cook through and there were no soggy bottoms in our test.
The only surprise with this tin is that it is only oven safe to 220C, which is low for a Yorkshire pudding tin – the higher heat of 230C in the recipe makes for fast cooking and crisp puddings. We cooked at 220C and the puddings took longer to reach the right colour.
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Le Creuset Yorkshire pudding 4-cup tray
Best for Yorkshire puddings with a wow factor
Pros: fast, even rise and delicious flavour
Cons: most expensive tin in the test
The Le Creuset was the most expensive tin tested, but the features and resulting puddings more than justify the price.
The 650g weight of the heavy gauge steel gives the tin a robust feel. Any fear of it being too heavy is offset by a deep rim and heatproof handles, making it easy and safe to carry.
The toughened non-stick coating is dishwasher-safe. The manufacturer states that metal utensils can be used with care, though as with all non-stick bakeware this is best avoided. Le Creuset offers a lifetime guarantee, so the tin should last for years.
The cups are a shallow 1.5cm deep, but a generous 10cm across. When tested, they produced almost identical puddings, with a fast rise and dark golden colour. The pudding sides and bottom were so even when removed from the tin that they stood proudly on the plate, almost begging to be filled with gravy.
The even, quick cooking of these Yorkshires meant they turned brown very quickly and finished a bit darker than some, bringing out a delicious, slightly caramelised flavour. This tin produced the best puddings from the test.
Using these tins and following the manufacturer's care advice, these tins should last a lifetime, making them worth the investment.
ProCook Yorkshire pudding tray
- Available from ProCook (£10)
Best tin on price for quality
Pros: ultra non-stick, fast heating, 10-year guarantee
Cons: a little heavy for some
We were impressed with the ProCook Yorkshire pudding tray right from the start. Removing the packaging, we were greeted by a solid, matt black tin with a 0.5cm lip to make holding it easier. There are six generous 10cm-wide cups and a satin smooth double layer non-stick finish, so no dishwasher needed. The tray is made of 1mm carbon steel so it’s a slightly heavier tin at 650g when empty, which may be a problem for some.
However, what the carbon steel brings to the party is astonishingly fast heating with the fat nicely smoking in the oven at the recommended 230C in just 5 mins. The tin can withstand temperatures all the way up to 260C – which would be a touch too high, even for a Yorkshire pudding.
As the cold batter hit the hot fat, the puds whooshed into action, rising around the edges in seconds. They rose quickly and evenly into a lovely bowl shape with golden colour. There was no sticking in the pan nor on the plate, the top was crisp but not hard, and the bottom was cooked yet still soft – the perfect pudding.
Maximum temperature: 260C, gas mark 8
Dishwasher friendly: yes
Hob friendly: yes
Guarantee: 10 years
Circulon Ultimum 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tin
- Available from Circulon (£16)
Best tin for clever construction
Pros: handy handles, extra-thick steel construction, impressive non-stick
Cons: shallow cups
The Circulon 4-hole tin is an unusual take on a traditional Yorkshire pudding tin with its useful integrated handles on either side and an attractive circular pattern in each cup. The pattern, we discover, is not for decoration but to help reduce abrasion during use.
The sturdy tin is made from extra-thick steel, making it durable and unlikely to warp, yet it weighs only 490g, making it an easy and safe tin to use. Circulon is so confident of the quality and build of its product, the Yorshire pudding tin comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The speed of heating and rise of the puddings were impressive. Our only slight gripe is that the cups are relatively shallow, making them easy to overfill, resulting in uneven (yet still delicious) shaped puds – after a couple of tests, we solved this problem by using a small ladle rather than pouring in the batter.
The impressive non-stick of this pan means less fat is needed for cooking and the puds slide effortlessly from the tin. The tin is dishwasher proof, but a simple wipe with kitchen paper is all that’s needed to clean it.
Maximum temperature: 230C
Dishwasher friendly: yes
Hob friendly: yes
Guarantee: manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee
Vogue carbon steel non-stick mini muffin tray 12-cup
- Available from Nisbets (£9.29)
Best tin for mini Yorkshire puddings
Pros: best for small puddings, multi-functional
Cons: can burn easily
The Vogue mini muffin tray is multi-purpose with 12 small holes at only 6cm across and 2cm deep. It’s not only great for Yorkshire puddings, think mini muffins, jam tarts or mince pies. Well-constructed, the tray is made from high-grade carbon steel in a shiny black non-stick finish. It heated exceptionally quickly and the small cups only required a little batter – before the tray was back in the oven, the mini puddings had started to rise.
We were impressed by the quick rise, and because of the cups’ sloping sides, the yorkies curled slightly at the rim to give a pretty bowl shape. All were cooked evenly with a golden colour, but you’ll need to keep an eye on them as they darken very quickly.
The Yorkshire puds are not pub-sized but cute, two-bite sized, which are great for children. They also make the perfect party canapés or starters filled with bites of sausage, thick onion gravy or tiny slivers of beef.
Maximum temperature: 220C as the puddings cook quickly
Dishwasher friendly: n/a
Hob friendly: no
Lakeland deep Yorkshire pudding 6-cup tray
Best tin for deep Yorkshire puddings
- Pros: deep, crisp and even puds
- Cons: thick bottoms
If a tall, deep, pub-style pudding is what you like, then this is the tray for you. Its super-generous cups measure a whopping 9cm across and 4cm deep, resulting in high-sided, cup-shaped puddings, perfect for lots of gravy.
The Lakeland tin is made from 1cm gauge steel, and this is easily felt in its weight and sturdiness. There are two heatproof handles on the wide rim, making this tray easy to move around, even when it's hot and full of batter.
The interior of the tin has a deep grey Quantum 2 non-stick finish and the outside is an enamelled blue colour. These finishes make the tin super-easy to clean; all that was needed was a quick wipe inside and out.
All this attention to design and detail results in lovely puddings. The batter whooshed up the sides, spilling out and over the rim even though the cup was only a third full. The resulting puddings were delightfully wonky, with some very high and others less so, but nonetheless delicious and beautifully cooked. A few bottoms were a little thick – caused by the sudden rise – but reducing the temperature by 10 degrees made them rise a bit slower, solving that issue.
This Lakeland option is a great, well-made tin that's good value.
Tala Performance Yorkshire pudding 4-cup tray
Best budget 4-cup tin
Pros: super-fast rise and easy to clean
Cons: Hard to hold
This Tala tin is a classic yorkie dish that comes in a shiny black finish. The price is astonishingly low for the sturdy weight, and it comes with a 10-year guarantee.
The tin is made from super-strong, 1mm carbon steel, so it's slightly heavy for its size (weighing 600g). The cups are a standard 10 x 2cm.
It has a superior Whitford Eclipse double-layered non-stick coating, so puddings slip out easily. Clean up is effortless, requiring just a quick wipe. We particularly like the rolled edges of this tin, as it has no fiddly crevices to clean, but this reduces the width and makes holding the tin a little difficult when hot.
The tin heats quickly and evenly, giving a fast rise to the puddings. The shallow cups mean puds cook in just 10 minutes, and are beautifully crisp both on top and bottom. They were marginally different in height, but this wasn't a problem.
At well under £10, this tin makes great puddings, and its low price belies its quality.
Mason & King silicone 6-cup tray (pack of 2)
- Available from Amazon (£10.99)
Best silicone tin
- Pros: great rise with crisp puddings
- Cons: hard to handle
Silicone is a strange choice of material for a Yorkshire pudding tin, as these are usually metal to quickly distribute heat for making the puds. The Mason & King tray come in a two-pack, so it is exceptional value at under £10. The trays did have a slight rubbery smell, so to avoid this passing to the cooked food, we washed and dried them in the oven at 200C, after which the scent disappeared.
The tray is light, with deep cups measuring 7cm across and 3cm deep, but the flimsy silicone can be difficult to handle. The trays are impossible to move with batter in them, so once the fat is heated, it's best to add the batter to the tray while it's in the oven.
In just over ten minutes, the puddings were beautifully risen and golden brown. There is no non-stick coating, but only a flip of the tray over the worktop and the puddings popped out.
They were even in size and colour, and though the bottoms were slightly thick, they were cooked through. Nothing stuck to the trays, but they can be popped into the dishwasher for easy cleaning. We were pleasantly surprised by these results.
Mermaid hard anodised aluminium Yorkshire pudding pan
- Available from Harts of Stur (£45)
Best tin for large Yorkshire puddings
- Pros: super for a large pudding or toad-in-the-hole
- Cons: seasoning is required
This large 28 x 35cm rectangular tin is made from hard anodised aluminium, but weighs just 560g. The manufacturer claims the pan will stand up to the rigours of the kitchen without damage, and indeed, after using it several times in testing, it still looked like new. It's no surprise that it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The Mermaid does not have a non-stick coating, so it's recommended you season it before use to build up a patina on the surface. This process will need to be repeated from time to time, though the fat used to make Yorkshire puddings will also help do this. The tin should never be put in the dishwasher, and it needs only a quick rinse and dry after use.
The fat came up to temperature in just minutes, and the batter began to rise almost immediately after adding it. The softly curved sides of the tin help with the rise, and create a lipped edge.
The golden brown, evenly crisp pudding was ready in just over 15 minutes, and held its shape with no shrinkage, making this a great tin if large, square yorkshires are your preference or if you like making toad-in-the-hole.
Harts of Stur (£45)
Which Yorkshire pudding tin should I buy?
Almost any tin or dish can be used to make a Yorkshire pudding, as long as it can withstand high temperatures and create an even distribution of heat. Choosing the right one for you will depend on what size and shape of pudding you want.
The shallow four-cup tray is considered traditional, and it makes a decent-sized starter serving one (or two) that would also fit nicely on a plate alongside meat and vegetables.
However, if you have a family to feed, the bun- or muffin-style tin is useful for cooking more at once. The puddings are usually smaller at 6-8 cm across, but are a great size for children (though you will also find bigger 9cm or larger tins).
Large roasting-style tins are best for large, slab-like portions of pudding and making family-sized toad-in-the-hole.
Yorkshire pudding tins are made from many different materials, from heavy-duty steel to aluminium and silicone, but the main factors should be how quickly and evenly it heats.
Caring for Yorkshire pudding tins is much easier now that most come with non-stick as standard. Some tins may need seasoning to produce a natural non-stick surface, though this is not as good as non-stick.
Where once it was ‘never wash the tin’, nowadays it’s ‘keep it away from the dishwasher’. Handwashing and a quick dry will ensure that your tin lives a long life producing great puddings.
How we tested Yorkshire pudding tins
Quality and weight of the material: Is the tin sturdy, heavy to lift or too light and flimsy? Is there a chemical smell when cooking?
Heat distribution and time taken to heat: How quickly does the tin reach a high temperature, and does the heat spread through the entire tin?
Non-stick coating effectiveness: Do the puddings slip easily from the tin or stick when cooked, and how easy is it to wash afterwards?
The overall finish of Yorkshire puddings: What’s the speed and height of the rise? Its overall colour and texture?
Depth and width of the cups: Are they too small or large for a Yorkshire?
Taste and texture: Is the Yorkshire light, crisp and strong enough to hold gravy? How does it taste, is there any residual grease?
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