DO cake rings = tart/quiche rings?????

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Yes you can use that same ring to make a quiche. I have many Mafer pastry rings (exactly like this) that I use for hot and cold application. I also have Fat Daddio's pastry rings as well. Lots of places call them by all sorts of names like pastry ring, cake ring, tart rings, etc. They are interchangeable. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
 
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....just as long as the metal stands up to the oven temperature around 450F.  Please let me know.
 
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They are stainless steel and will stand up to 500F so you are all good. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif
 
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I might be tempted to disagree that they are interchangable, For me they have different applications. I like using a ring that is about the actual thickness of the final product. A cake ring would be way too deep for any tart or quiche that I make. If the depth is right for the product being made then the ring is right... doesn't much matter what it is called. But trying to make a thin tart in a deep ring would be just as frustrating as trying to make a thick tart in a thin ring.  :)
 
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Your overthinking it. Interchangeable meaning is in the name of the product not the outcome of product itself. However, I use a 2.5" pastry ring for my traditional french quiche (straight edge), straight edge pies and tourtiere. It is all in how you apply the technique being used. So calling the ring a "cake" ring, "ice cake" ring or "pastry " ring.......doesn't matter as the ring can be used to make all three products and more. @kokopuffs  was asking if the ring that he was looking at ordering or using could be used for making a straight walled quiche even though it was labelled as a "ice cake" ring and the answer to that is YES. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif  

Some of the straight walled quiches and tourtiere we have made:



Older pics from our production days!
 
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Your overthinking it. ......... @kokopuffs  was asking if the ring that he was looking at ordering or using could be used for making a straight walled quiche even though it was labelled as a "ice cake" ring and the answer to that is YES. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif  

Some of the straight walled quiches and tourtiere we have made:



Older pics from our production days!
Thanks for the straight answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Matfer 371806.
 
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Not really overthinking it , fablesable, since we both agree that a marketing name is just a marketing name. What we may have is a difference in the thickness of the quiche we make. Your pics look yummy and I'm sure they taste great. Mine are thin, as are some other folks French quiches. Which is the only real point I made. If the ring doesn't fit the product....
 
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If it meets your needs its a great product for any baking venture! Matfer makes really good equipment!
 
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Matfer, they're utterly proud of their products and their tart molds rock!
 
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...................... I also have Fat Daddio's pastry rings as well. Lots of places call them by all sorts of names like pastry ring, cake ring, tart rings, etc. They are interchangeable. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
I prefer the tart molds made by Matfer as their flutes are much much deeper than those made by Fat Daddio's.  8)
 
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While I agree that Matfer puts out some very good forms and pans, I have several "issues" with the company in general:

1) They tend to shy more and more away from metal forms and instead push the silicone forms, and they also have this "thing" with welding multiple forms to a pan. 

This is not good and I question the logic of doing so.

I have been using a technique for the last, oh...30 years now, where I can line out 24-36 individual forms (round or barquette, fluted or plain) with a single piece of dough, taking me less than 1 minute.  The technique will not work with floppy silicone, forms welded to a sheet pan, or forms with a "lip" on them.   But I must have lined out a zillion forms with this technique with all sorts of doughs, and the technique has been around for years anyway.

2) Getting plain, or uncoated forms is more and more difficult.  The non-stick coating is sh*t, last maybe a dozen or so bakes, and then is not non-sick anymore.  Granted, the forms don't rust with the failed non-stick coatings, but w.t.f?  With the plain forms, I get a commercial non-stick glaze applied, cost me 75 cents per small form, the big bakeries use the same glaze for their bread pans.  The glaze lasts maybe 6 mths, and will wear off faster if using doughs with high sugar content.  However the glaze is entirely food safe, and remnents of the glaze do not need to be removed with new applications. With the (deleted)-ing  Matfer non-stick coatings, the glaze will not stick, and the failed factory applied coating  must be removed entirely.  I've removed the Matfer non-stick coating on many forms, labouriously, with a Dremel tool and flap-sanding wheel. 

Just my thoughts...
 
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While I agree that Matfer puts out some very good forms and pans, I have several "issues" with the company in general:..................

Just my thoughts...
Well, I use Matfer's catalog for browsing and place my orders from restaurant suppliers; and, I've never dealt with Matfer as a company.
 
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@BrianShaw  Ah yes, I understand now what you are saying. I read it wrong.....my bad. Thanks for clarifying /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

@kokopuffs  I like my older Matfer's products....I only have a few. I have a ton of Fat Daddio's though and have had no problems at all with them. I know that it really all comes down to preference and experience with that product. 

I am of the same mind as @foodpump. I really do not like non-stick or silicone if I can avoid it. Non-stick is absolute crap in Matfer product. 
 
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Whether it's Matfer or any other company, I let my dollars speak about my experience with silicon cookware. I don't like it and I just don't buy it. If people don't buying then they will stop selling it.

BTW, Matfer USA is located just a few miles away fro me. I'm tempted to drive by and see if they offer any "buy out the back door" kind of deals. All of our local retail and commercial cookware shops tend to be well stocked but not everything is offered at every shop.
 
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...........................BTW, Matfer USA is located just a few miles away fro me. I'm tempted to drive by and see if they offer any "buy out the back door" kind of deals. All of our local retail and commercial cookware shops tend to be well stocked but not everything is offered at every shop.
I downloaded the Matfer catalog and then google search the item that interests me and go for the lowest price.  THIS is where Amazon doesn't win, not on their Matfer offerings that are priced more expensive (that I've seen) than at Food Service Warehouse and PeachSuite.

Oh, and nonstick tart/quiche shells never did anything for me.

@Fablesable, if you checkout the For Sale thread at this forum you'll note that I offer several tart shells made by Fat Daddio's.  I'll make you a deal on them if you like to purchase them.  8)
 
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Hey, if any of you guys need to "bulk up your order", Ive got a small listof Matfer items Id like to order. The rest. supply places and Matfer US really like to slap on a extra rate for us Canucks...
 
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