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Offline Heikjo

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Which Lloyd aluminum pan for different uses?
« on: June 11, 2022, 08:33:36 AM »
I've been thinking about getting a Lloyd pan for some time and want to order one, but which size and type should I get? I want to make Sicilian style, grandma style, maybe some al-taglio and foccaccia.

So far I'm leaning towards a Sicilian or Grandma pan. Maybe more the Sicilian since it give more options with the 1.5" height, for pies with a bit more volume. What the Grandma pan can do, the Sicilian can also, I suppose. The deeper Detroit pans are deeper than I need, so I'll rule those out.

Then size. I don't know if I can get hold of any size on Amazon or wherever I want to buy it, but are there any pros or cons to choosing smaller or larger pans? I read in a different topic that with larger pans and pies it was more likely to produce an uneven bake, and something about a larger pan being more likely to warp.

The advantage of a large pan is that if we need a lot of pizza and I want to do a final proof in the pan, it will all fit. An option could be having two smaller pans rather than a single large one. The ones I found on Amazon were 10x10x1.5 (625 cm²), 12x12x1.5 (900 cm²) and 14x14x1.5 (1225 cm²).

Edit: I've been reading around a bit and now I'm not sure if I want to try aluminum or steel. I'm convinced both work when used properly, but don't know which to get. I came across a steel pan from Effeuno, which happens to be readily available here in Norway.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2022, 02:07:35 AM by Heikjo »
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Offline T-bone

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Re: Which Lloyd aluminum pan for different uses?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 05:07:29 PM »
Amazon sells only a subset of the pans that you can get on the Lloyd's website.  I opted for the 14x14x1.5-in Sicilian pan fro. Amazon... It's 0n sale now for $37.29 at Amazon which is a pretty good deal compared to the normal price.

You'll appreciate the extra 1/2" height.

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I get really good results using Nordic wear 13x18 plain aluminum half sheet pan placef directly on top of a baking steel.

Offline pnicoletti

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Re: Which Lloyd aluminum pan for different uses?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 02:23:21 PM »
I've been using Lloyd Pans for a couple of years, with really good results.  I use the dark coated aluminum ones in my gas-fired outdoor pizza oven, and I pre-bake the pizza crust for 3 minutes, and then make the pie, and cook it for about 5-6 minutes.  I very much like the durability of the Lloyd Pans, and the price seems fair for the quality.  Good luck. 

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