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Offline adubftw

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Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« on: February 23, 2016, 12:04:07 PM »
i have a 9" pan that works great for 2 eaters and gets the job done for 3 in a pinch, but i know i need another pan for when i'm feeding 4+ people.

I hear 12" and 14" a lot around here.  any one care to share their opinion or experience?

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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 01:36:12 PM »
I have a 9" and 14".  The 14" makes a LOT of pizza so you better be hungry or have space in the fridge  ;D

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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 03:28:39 PM »
Go with the 14 inch for 4 peeps.  Just remember your bake time will be a little longer.
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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 07:18:06 PM »
i have a 9" pan that works great for 2 eaters and gets the job done for 3 in a pinch, but i know i need another pan for when i'm feeding 4+ people.

I hear 12" and 14" a lot around here.  any one care to share their opinion or experience?

Deep Dish pans are relatively inexpensive and you can use them to bake cakes and other things,
so it's worthwhile to keep a few extra pans at variouse sizes handy.

I have a few 10" pans for personal pizzas. The best part about those is they fit inside my toaster oven (your oven size may vary).

I have several 12" pans for the medium pizzas.
12 inch pans are a good size for deep dish and they bake the most consistently for me.
You get about 6 Chicago-sized slices out of them (though I often cut them into 8 ), which will serve 3 to 4 people.

I also have a large 14" pan for extra-hungry people (or so I have leftovers). It makes 8 Chicago-sized slices.
The 14 inch pizzas take a little longer to cook through in the middle, so you may have to adjust time and temperature.
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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 08:41:55 PM »
12 inch gets my vote.

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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 09:36:28 PM »
I have a 15" and it is fantastic. There's no such thing as too much pizza.
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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 10:27:19 PM »
yeah!  go big!  got a 14in  and i love it!  and i also love a next day deep dish slice!
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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 12:02:53 PM »
I have a 9" and 14".  The 14" makes a LOT of pizza so you better be hungry or have space in the fridge  ;D

there is ALWAYS space in the fridge for pizza.  just like there is always room in my stomach for "one more slice"


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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 09:28:37 PM »
2 slices each with the 14 inch.  :)
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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2016, 12:11:58 PM »
The 14 inch pizzas take a little longer to cook through in the middle, so you may have to adjust time and temperature.

Hey VCB- finally picked up a bigger pan 13". I'm making a pizza tomorrow and was wondering how much the bigger pan with impact time and temp. I have success with 23 min @ 450 for my 9" pan. Any guess as to what I should bump that to for the 13"?

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Re: Buying a bigger deep dish pan. i have a 9". what size next?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2016, 02:15:43 PM »
Hey VCB- finally picked up a bigger pan 13". I'm making a pizza tomorrow and was wondering how much the bigger pan with impact time and temp. I have success with 23 min @ 450 for my 9" pan. Any guess as to what I should bump that to for the 13"?

I don't have a 13 inch pan, but my 14 inch deep dish pizzas take about 35-40 minutes when I bake between 450 and 465. I rest them about 5 to 10 minutes before I cut into them.
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