With so many different pizza pan options available, how do you know what type of pizza pan to use to get that delicious crispy crust you want? Or that soft, doughy crust you’ve been trying to make? The tips below will help you make the perfect pizza pan choice for whatever type of pizza you want to make in your restaurant, pizzeria, or home!
Pizza pans are great for fast-paced restaurants and pizzerias, since your pizzas can be both baked and served on the same pan. They can be used in any type of oven and are available solid, with perforations, or with nibs. A
Unlike pizza pans, pizza screens have a mesh-like construction so heat can easily transfer through the pan to your crust. This helps the pizza bake much faster and gives you a delicious crispy crust, making them great for fast delivery pizzas. Whereas screens are great for baking thin-crust pizzas in your restaurant as well, they do not work as well as a serving tray. You would have to transfer your pizza to another tray to serve to your customers or place it right into a delivery box. For restaurants serving pizza by the slice, these pans are great for displaying your pizza and keeping your crust from getting soggy!
Pizza stones will help you make a fresh, delicious pizza in any type of standard oven in your commercial kitchen or home! They are made from either an unglazed earth stone or terra cotta, which makes them great for making brick or deck oven pizzas. However, pizza stones need to be preheated in the oven, otherwise the high oven temperatures can crack the stone.
Pizza CAR Pans
Pizza CAR Pans have a similar design to normal pizza pans but have a sharp edge. The pans are designed with this edge so your rolled or sheeted dough can be placed over the pan and excess dough can be easily cut off with a rolling pin or pie roller. This gives you a perfect, evenly rolled crust for an evenly baked pizza. Pizza CAR pans are available solid, with perforations, super perforations, or nibs for whatever type of crust you wish to bake.
Some extra tips...
- It takes longer for heat to pass through solid and thicker pans. This means your pizza dough will bake slower, giving you a chewy, doughy crust.
- Pizza pans with wider rims make your pizza easier to handle and serve after being baked.
- The bigger the perforations, the more hot air directly hitting your crust. This means a crispier crust and a faster baking time.
- Dark pans absorb heat while silver pans reflect heat. Therefore, silver pans slightly slow down baking. Both types of pans are great for pizzas, the choice between the two is simply a matter of preference.
- Deep dish pizza pans help you make soft, doughy crust, which also makes these pans great for baking bread and cakes.
- Coupe pizza pans are standard pizza pans with a slightly curved rim that makes them great for baking and serving thin crust pizzas.
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