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Offline AdamtheGreek

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authentic pizza pans
« on: October 20, 2005, 05:20:56 PM »
Greetings all!

       My name's Adam, a native Chicagoan and a hardcore pizza enthusiast/chef.  I am posting a question for my first post and would be most appreciative of any help.  If you are from Chicago and have been to the "Big Names" i.e. Pizzeria Uno, Due, Lou Malnati's etc., they usually serve their pizzas in a blackish/ironish deep-dish pan.  I however cannot find these pans and am currently using a lightweight metallic 14" pizza pan.  If anyone knows of the pans' whereabouts or where I could obtain them I would be most appreciative.  Thanks a bunch guys and look forward to hearing any comments!  Thanks.


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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 02:23:00 AM »
search for "pizza pan" on ebay. There are almost always a few for sale. I get two twelve inch pans for 20 buck (shipping included) a while ago. It's better to get used ones than new ones.

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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 08:33:19 PM »
Yea, I'll go ahead and check that on ebay...one other question though, would I be looking for a particular material such as aluminum or I hear there's one called "Chicago Metallic", I understand that there's a difference when you actually bake the pizza in regards to the texture of the crust with the type of pan you use.

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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2005, 02:18:37 PM »
There's a big difference, depending on the material and the thickness.  It might take a few before you get the one you want.  I don't make Chicago style pizza, but I have a collection of pans that I accumulated trying to make other styles.  Now I just use the pans for serving and cook right on the stone.  Obviously that's not how you would go for Chicago style.

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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005, 05:36:24 PM »
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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 02:22:10 AM »
Great website, I'll look around, thanks.

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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2005, 06:30:17 AM »
You might want to look at this website:

http://www.abestkitchen.com/store/pizzapans.html

The Chicago metallic bakalon pans look good.

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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2005, 09:58:14 AM »
Check out the Allied pans on abestkitchen!

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Re: authentic pizza pans
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2005, 12:02:12 AM »
If you are from Chicago and have been to the "Big Names" i.e. Pizzeria Uno, Due, Lou Malnati's etc., they usually serve their pizzas in a blackish/ironish deep-dish pan.


All the one's I've ever used are like the "Deep-Dish Stacking" type on the http://www.pizzatools.com/ site. They all start out with a nice clean aluminum look and get the "blackish/ironish" look through their use. Buy whatever pans you like, not what someone else likes. I think it's far more important to use the best ingredients than worry about tools
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