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Offline michaeljc70

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Alternative pans for Detroit style pizza
« on: January 08, 2021, 12:59:32 PM »
I've been making Detroit style pizza in a cheap, non-stick 9x13 cake pan.  It comes it pretty good, but isn't as crispy as I'd like especially on the underside.  I really don't want to add any new pans for just one type of pizza.  I am considering 3 alternatives using what I have and wondering which would work best:

1)  Preheat my stone and place the cake pan on that.  That probably will help the bottom but not do anything for the sides.
2)  Use a round cast iron pan.  Obviously this wouldn't be traditional and you wouldn't get those nice corners
3)  Use an enameled cast iron rectangular roasting pan.  I have a Le Creuset pan and it says it is good to 500 degrees.

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Re: Alternative pans for Detroit style pizza
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 09:07:47 PM »
I've been making Detroit style pizza in a cheap, non-stick 9x13 cake pan.  It comes it pretty good, but isn't as crispy as I'd like especially on the underside.  I really don't want to add any new pans for just one type of pizza.  I am considering 3 alternatives using what I have and wondering which would work best:

1)  Preheat my stone and place the cake pan on that.  That probably will help the bottom but not do anything for the sides.
2)  Use a round cast iron pan.  Obviously this wouldn't be traditional and you wouldn't get those nice corners
3)  Use an enameled cast iron rectangular roasting pan.  I have a Le Creuset pan and it says it is good to 500 degrees.

Thanks
Iím not sure putting a non stick pan on a stone is safe. You may need to research that. The other two options would probably work though. I use a Lloyd pans Detroit pan and place it on the stone.

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Re: Alternative pans for Detroit style pizza
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 10:41:25 PM »
Iím not sure putting a non stick pan on a stone is safe. You may need to research that. The other two options would probably work though. I use a Lloyd pans Detroit pan and place it on the stone.

To be honest, before you responded I wondered if the non-stick pan was safe at the 475 I put it at. 

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Re: Alternative pans for Detroit style pizza
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 10:05:38 PM »
To be honest, before you responded I wondered if the non-stick pan was safe at the 475 I put it at.
Probably not :-) you may get away with it because the large volume of dough may be keeping it cool. But if itís a traditional Teflon pan thatís probably way to hot

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Re: Alternative pans for Detroit style pizza
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2021, 09:03:24 AM »
The curved bottom really makes it not a DSP pan.

Here's the real deal for a good price: https://www.equippers.com/detroit-style-8-x-10-rectangular-steel-pizza-pan/1212332.asp
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