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Buying Sheet Pans

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I may end up with that one for the Breville.  I believe I've seen it elsewhere for about 1/2 the price ... will have to double check.

 

Apparently not all of the Chicago Metallic bakeware is made in the US; some is made in China. Some items still get good overall reviews, but the quality may vary and I don't think they identify the gauge. Some of these are lower-priced items. 

 

For example, see the first review on this Amazon product:

 

 http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Metallic-26639-Nonstick-Petite/dp/B00134LXB2

 

And from the Chicago Metallic website:

 

While there are consumer pans that bear the brand name Chicago Metallic, there is only one Chicago Metallic that carries the Bundy Eagle and offers pans that are made exclusively in the USA.

 

http://www.cmbakeware.com/

 

I believe the bakeware that is made in the US will have the Bundy Eagle and state "made in the US". When they sold the rights to a Chinese company to use the name Chicago Metallic, I think they excluded the Bundy Eagle. 

 

Can someone correct me if I am wrong on this, please? 

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I have a number of Chicago Metalic sheet pans and I would be intersted in this too.  I find Chicago Metalic pans warp but i still like them.

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oddly the above link offers this:

 

Mini Sheet Pans Set of 2

 

2 for 10 and free shipping if you get other stuff to the 35 buck limit.   these might be the same as above or not.

 

Id get two for the Breville.

I have a couple of these and like them. Also a couple 1/4 sheet pand from amazon which I use more.

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This morning I bought this pan:  http://www.webstaurantstore.com/vollrath-5220-wear-ever-heavy-duty-16-gauge-quarter-size-bun-sheet-pan-9-1-2-x-13/9365220.html  The price, including shipping, was pretty good, and although it's not exactly what I wanted, it will work for the intended purpose.  Since Toots has a small stove and oven in her place, I had to get the 1/4 sheet pan for her.


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I am fed up with Chicago Metallic getting gray dust on my hands.  Can anyone recommend a half sheet pan that does not warp, does not corrode, is good for high heat, and that can safely go in the dishwasher?

 

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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I am fed up with Chicago Metallic getting gray dust on my hands.  Can anyone recommend a half sheet pan that does not warp, does not corrode, is good for high heat, and that can safely go in the dishwasher?

 

The dishwasher is the cause of gray dust. It's something in certain detergents and the additive liquid that does it. Cascade powder in our old dw...no gray.  New dw plus "cascade complete" pods causes bad graying.  Mechanism...who knows?

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52 minutes ago, gfweb said:

The dishwasher is the cause of gray dust. It's something in certain detergents and the additive liquid that does it. Cascade powder in our old dw...no gray.  New dw plus "cascade complete" pods causes bad graying.  Mechanism...who knows?

 

I think this particular pan has not been in the dishwasher.  But it and I are old and I really can't say for certain.  Someone must make dishwasher safe sheet pans.

 

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Perhaps Chicago metallic would have info on the right dishwasher chem for aluminum. 

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I notice TeamFar offers stainless steel sheet pans in different sizes.  TeamFar (probably so called because their pans are made far, far away) is the seller of the lasagna pan I raved about that fits the CSO.  I also have a colander from them.  Kidding aside their quality is excellent.  I'm not sure the sheet pans would be heavy enough for the present purpose, which is to contain and catch drips from my baking steel when I use it in the big oven.

 

I may take one for and from the team.  I can't abide aluminum as a food surface.

 

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11 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I notice TeamFar offers stainless steel sheet pans in different sizes.  TeamFar (probably so called because their pans are made far, far away) is the seller of the lasagna pan I raved about that fits the CSO.  I also have a colander from them.  Kidding aside their quality is excellent.  I'm not sure the sheet pans would be heavy enough for the present purpose, which is to contain and catch drips from my baking steel when I use it in the big oven.

 

I may take one for and from the team.  I can't abide aluminum as a food surface.

 

You need steel. Or hand cleaning of aluminum. I don't find using a Brillo pad much work. 

But a nice bunch of steel pans would be interesting and pretty.  

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I've had poor luck with SS pans, warping in the oven.

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I like C.M. pans

 

the ' jelly-rool ' type sold in BB&B

 

three pans = $ 19.95  = $ 15 w coupon.

 

Ive had them for years and wash them by hand w Ajax liquid.

 

I not noticed any residue.    I don't use my D.W. except for storage of glass pyrex and the like

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Love my Chicago Metallic sheet pans.  I never use them bare. They are lined with silpat or parchment or aluminum foil and parchment. Never dream of putting them in the dishwasher. Only one ever warped.  It was used  to hold ice cubes when I was baking bread. I tossed them into the pan when the oven was at 550°F.   Not too surprised that it warped. 

 

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My TeamFar sheet pans arrived.  They look good.  Running them through the dishwasher as we speak.  I also snuck an 8x10" pan into the order to get same day shipping and $3.00 off.

 

I have at least four of the Chicago Metallic sheet pans.  I think I'll wrap one in foil and dedicate it to pizza.

 

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I was equally impressed with the Teamfar lasagna pan that I got recently.  

I'd definitely look at their line if I were looking to replace my half sheet pans.

Also, the W-S Gold Touch pans are unbeatable if you don't mind paying a bit more.

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2 minutes ago, lindag said:

I was equally impressed with the Teamfar lasagna pan that I got recently.  

I'd definitely look at their line if I were looking to replace my half sheet pans.

Also, the W-S Gold Touch pans are unbeatable if you don't mind paying a bit more.

 

Those WS are 20% off at the moment but I wouldn't trust the non-stick coating at pizza temperatures.

 

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I have 4 aluminum half sheet jelly roll pans from restaurant depot and they function flawlessly and have for years 

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Cooks Illustrated best-rated half sheet pan is Nordic Ware's at $14.97 (price listed when tested).

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I have Chicago metallic from amazon and volrath and Lincoln sheetpans from the local restaurant warehouse store. Equivalent products, but the latter is way cheaper. In fact everything there is unbelievably inexpensive and often better made. 

 

Heres their website. https://g.co/kgs/3iPbFQ

 

PS their in person prices are better than the web prices which aren't bad. 

 


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I have full and half-size aluminum sheet pans from Sam's Club. House brand and I don't know who makes them for Sam's. They've been great. Sometimes hand wash and sometime run them through the dishwasher. No issues.

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