About 4 months or so ago my husband and I started on our quest to find stainless steel pizza pans. Sounds simple enough, however these can be pretty hard to come by.
Most pizza pans I found were made of aluminum or had a non-stick surface, both of which are materials we do our best to avoid.
STAINLESS STEEL PIZZA PAN OPTIONS
Stainless steel has many advantages in cookware, such as a longer life, greater durability and less chemicals which can leach into the food.
We found our pizza pans from a company called, American Kitchen. But they no longer offer this product as of this update I’m writing today. I’m letting you know of other options, and the closest I can get to one that is Made in USA. I’ll start there.
Made in USA Pizza Pans
Most the pans just simply aren’t made here, but overseas like China. But here is one that advertises USA made, although not stainless. It is aluminized steel. The company states that it is made with a non-stick coating that is free of PTFE, PFOA and BPA Free.
So it’s a toss up – USA Made but not really stainless steel… or stainless steel and not made in USA.
Not made in USA Stainless Steel Pizza Pans
The pans I found since I first wrote this post are still stainless, but not from the US. Here’s one that is 10″ in diameter, some people comment in the reviews that they were hoping for a bigger size but 10″ is as large as they come. They are offered in sets.
The pans are 100% stainless steel, and are very light. They are also dishwasher safe.
When baking homemade pizza in a pan in the oven, some recipes say to use cornmeal to help make the bottom crispier. I’ve done this before and it does work, but what I prefer is to rub oil on the bottom and this does a good job of giving the dough a nice crust.
However, I’ve used the pans for baking store bought pizza too.
Besides making pizza, I’ve found other uses for the pans as well. Here are some other useful ideas:
- Baking fried fish in the oven
- Baking rolls and biscuits
- Baking stuffed mushrooms
- Reheating pizza slices in the oven
- Broiling veggies
These pans are not made in the USA which was a big bummer. With so much going overseas, it’s always nice to find companies that make their products in the good old USA. So if you know of one, please let me know so I can update this post.