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Chicago Metallic Large Bakalon Deep Dish Pans
Popular deep dish pizza pans by Chicago Metallic. 1-1/2" deep. High strength aluminum pans with durable, dark gray, hard-coat anodized surface that will not interact with food. The Bakalon surface is not a painted "coating", but an integrated surface of aluminum oxide, tough enough to resist the use and abuse of commercial kitchens. Dark color achieves a perfect bake every time. A little oil on the surface keeps food from sticking. Used by several popular pizza chains to make great pizzas. Contact us for other sizes and discounts on bulk orders of 50 or more.
Having spent 3 years perfecting my thin crust pizza at home, I wanted to venture into Chicago style deep dish pizza. Living near Chicago most of my life, I am very familiar with what it should taste like, and what the signature Chicago style crust should be like.
After a couple of failed tries with a large cast iron frying pan, (too thick, I thought) and a couple of 9" cake pans (too thin and too small) I started hunting for a real pizza pan like I have seen in some of Chicago's pizzerias. This was the pan I found on line that met my wants.
I contacted the manufacturer of this pan who only sells comercial quantities. Luckily, a part number search revealed ABestKitchen.com
How does it work? Absolutely great. Coat the pan with butter first, and the pizza pops right out with no sticking, and the crust has that crisp, buttery bottom to it. I found that as the pizza nears completion, the edge of the crust actually shrinks back a little from side of the pan, making it easy to remove a whole pizza from the pan. I don't cut my pizza while in this pan, I want to protect the Bakalon. The pan cleans very easily.
ABestKitchen.com answered all my questions on the phone, and was very promt in filling my order, I would definitely order from them again.