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Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:26:00 PM »
Scored this Calphalon "cake/brownie" pan at a garage sale today for a buck. Couldn't pass it up for the price, even if it doesn't make the perfect Detroit style. I'm ultimately aiming to make a Jets style pizza at home. This may or may not do the trick but for $1 it is certainly worth a shot!

I know that nonstick pans don't always prevent sticking, and of course I want to use as little oil as possible, so I was thinking about seasoning it anyway. Then I read online that nonstick pans should still be seasoned once or twice per year to maintain its nonstick quality by filling in any imperfections.

I'm letting Bar Keeper's Friend work some magic on the pan as we speak.

Here's the product description I found for this pan online:

"Perfect Release. Beautiful Results. Create beautiful and delicious desserts, cookies, cakes and more with Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware. We’ve improved our bakeware by adding interlocking nonstick layers to deliver high performance release. In fact, it releases up to 2 times better than Calphalon Classic Bakeware. Now, even the stickiest baked goods can be removed cleanly for beautiful results and easy cleanup. Interlocking nonstick layers for high-performance release Heavy-gauge steel core heats evenly Dishwasher safe Full Lifetime Warranty"

Any thoughts or tips in regards to seasoning and/or cooking Detroit style with this before I were to spring for the much pricier steel pans from DSPC?


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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 03:29:38 PM »
I don't know why that won't work great. You'll probably need to bake a few pies before they come right out easily.
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 10:18:43 AM »
Going to try and season it today. Should I oil the whole pan, or just the insides?

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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 10:21:50 AM »
Might as well do the whole thing. Don't over do it with the oil - better to season with a couple light coats than one heavy. I use shortening to do mine.

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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 10:28:03 AM »
Duly noted. I plan to use a paper towel to spread it thin. Going try and find some decent corn oil since that's what Jets uses.

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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 04:24:21 PM »
Duly noted. I plan to use a paper towel to spread it thin. Going try and find some decent corn oil since that's what Jets uses.
sounds great....can`t wait to see your first bake pure!   :chef:
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Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 08:15:37 PM »
I'm seasoning the pan and some others. After 20 minutes on the grill, they came out like pic 1. Turns out the middle burner on the grill is a bit faulty. Anyway, when going for the second coat and seasoning, the oil mostly just balled up, as shown in pic 2 (this is the shot of a different pan, but same thing happened to the Calphalon). Is there a trick to prevent it from balling up like this?
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 08:20:19 PM »
balling up because it is seasoned.....go to work man.   :)
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 08:22:35 PM »
I'm seasoning the pan and some others. After 20 minutes on the grill, they came out like pic 1. Turns out this week middle burner on the grill is a bit faulty. Anyway, when going for the second coat and seasoning, the oil mostly just balled up, as shown in pic 2 (this is the shot of a different pan, but same thing happened to the Calphalon). Is there a trick to prevent it from balling up like this?

Use shortening.

I don't think you got the pans hot enough for long enough.
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014, 08:29:36 PM »
There's a section in the upper left corner where the oil glooped up and it seems nicely seasoned right there. Was hoping to get the rest seasoned that nicely. Seems perfectly coated in that one some sized spot.


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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2014, 08:42:40 PM »
There's a section in the upper left corner where the oil glooped up and it seems nicely seasoned right there. Was hoping to get the rest seasoned that nicely. Seems perfectly coated in that one some sized spot.
because you did it on your grill..
don`t try an remove anything...jus redo them the way C said...in the home oven!
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 08:45:03 PM »
I was just doing it the way this guy says he did it. http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=27268

Apparently it worked for him. I was unaware that the middle burner was faulty though.

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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 08:50:07 PM »
I was just doing it the way this guy says he did it. http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=27268

Apparently it worked for him. I was unaware that the middle burner was faulty though.
he was a newb with 6 posts man...don`t argue with me dude!    :(
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2014, 09:06:03 PM »
Point well taken! Anyway the wife didn't want to heat up the house in this summer heat. Guess I'll wait for a cooler day.

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2014, 11:51:23 PM »
Point well taken! Anyway the wife didn't want to heat up the house in this summer heat. Guess I'll wait for a cooler day.

You might want to think about getting your priorities in order.  ;D
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Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2014, 06:26:18 PM »
LOL. Well I picked up some shortening, which while not corn based, is organic. Wondering if I could still feasibly layer some sunflower oil "under" the shortening. Guessing it probably won't work very well, but figure it's worth an ask.

Today was a scorcher but cooler days are ahead.

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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2014, 07:14:24 PM »
LOL. Well I picked up some shortening, which while not corn based, is organic. Wondering if I could still feasibly layer some sunflower oil "under" the shortening. Guessing it probably won't work very well, but figure it's worth an ask.

Today was a scorcher but cooler days are ahead.
no,no,no...jus paper towel schmear the shortening on there an you will be golden Pure.  ;)
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2014, 11:41:20 AM »
he was a newb with 6 posts man...don`t argue with me dude!    :(

OK, then I'll argue with you. Only 6 of your 9,700 posts are about pizza. Now what was I arguing about?

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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2014, 12:32:52 PM »
OK, then I'll argue with you. Only 6 of your 9,700 posts are about pizza. Now what was I arguing about?
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Re: Calphalon Non Stick Steel 9 x 13 for Detroit Style
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2014, 04:36:36 PM »
Now that I have ten or so posts, I'm no longer a n00b here, right? :P