Introduction: Putting a Sugru Rolled Edge on Metal Work

My counter top oven has a maximum pan width of 12"
and I have always wanted some JUMBO muffin pans which are over 12".

Cutting down the large and extra large muffin pans from 6 cups to 4 cups
using large metal sheers, left a sharp edge on the pan.

So I used surgu to add a safe edge to the pans. 
this is how.

Step 1: Sugru to the Rescue

I tried tackling the sharp edge beforehand with a grinding bit and a drill
which managed to smooth it, not finger safe but certainly unsharp.

However if i were to do this again I would skip this step
i think the surgru would have gripped it better.

As it is, I used TWO sachets of Sugru for each pan. 

Step 2: Roll the Edge

Roll out the Sugru to the length of the pan edge plus a smidgen more to bumper the corners.
Don't roll out the sugru on something  you can't scrub
the color sugru bleeds color.
But it came off easily with a scrubbie pad.

Step 3: Sculpy

Once the sugru is molded onto the sharp edge with approximately a third of the sugru above and below and the edge,
smooth and mold it for a few minutes until it was smooth and even up and down the length.
at least as smooth as i could make it, i used a bone folder but you can use anything like a knife handle.

Step 4: Easy Bake

according to the website sugru is resistant from -50°C to +180°C.  which is a max of 356ºF

most everything I cooked in this sort of pan is baked at 325º to 350º

Popovers cook at 400ºF - 450ºF  so it will be a good experiment on one of the pans.
But if i just remember not to use them for popovers i should be fine.
I think even if the Sugru changes it's texture or form as long as it doesn't fall off then it will have done its job.
i will update this with the results.

Comments

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Wilmette (author)2012-12-09

Good adaptation.
Never heard of that material before.
My usual general purpose fix-it substance is epoxy / epoxy putty.
There is a high-temp epoxy, putty whose specified maximum temperature is 500 F
That might help for popover tins.
Cost and method would be comparable to sugru.
Thanks

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