ATLANTA -- Easy on the budget, simple to prepare and delicious - no wonder meatloaf is so popular.
The owner of the "Cooking in Pajamas" website and cooking school, Gwenn Weiss, loves this versatile comfort food.
"So easy," she said. "You can make it ahead of time. It's inexpensive and there's so many things you can do with leftover meatloaf."
For just $20 the Perfect Meatloaf Pan promises perfectly cooked meatloaf every time. The secret - a special elevated lifting tray that's suppose to drain grease and fat away and make serving a snap.
"I've never thought I needed a pan with a slotted bottom," Gwenn said, "but hey I'll try it."
Gwenn was skeptical but glad to check it out.
So she made two meatloafs - one in a typical loaf pan and one in the Perfect Meatloaf pan.
"So we'll be able to see right next to each other which one comes out better if there's one that's better," she said.
Forty-five minutes later Gwenn was ready to compare.
She had to work at getting the meatloaf out of her pan. But the meatloaf seemed to just slide out of the Perfect Meatloaf pan.
"That was really, really easy," she said.
There was a lot of grease left in the bottom of the Perfect Meatloaf pan.
While the slice from the old style pan broke up, the one from the Perfect Meatloaf pan looked great.
Gwenn says both meatloafs taste good but admitted there was a difference.
"I'm actually very surprised by the meatloaf pan set," she said. "I didn't think I would see a difference but a lot of the fat drained away and it's still moist and delicious. And it was easy to remove from the pan."
The pan's non-stick surface makes cleanup a breeze, plus it's dishwasher safe.
Gwenn thinks the Perfect Meatloaf Pan is, well, perfect.
"I give the Perfect Meatloaf Pan two thumbs up."