A Guide to Choosing the Right Type of Pizza Pan

by Kanika Katyal Marketer and writer @ KitchenAid India
Want to bake a perfect pizza? The very first step is to identify the type of crust that you want to prepare, and for that, you need to have the right type of pizza pan. The wide range of pizza pans available could, however, leave you confused in making a purchase decision. In this blog post, we are listing the popular types of pizza pans that are used in a pizzeria as well as home to prepare a crispy or soft base. Take a look.

Types of Pizza Pans

Tray Pan

A tray pan is the standard size of pizza pan that is perfect when you want to take the baked pizza straight from oven to the table. It looks like a tray and has a rounded rim that provides better grip. 

Pizza Screen

A pizza screen is a flat mesh disk. As screen allows the air to circulate beneath the crust, this type of pizza pan produces more evenly baked base. The crust will be crispy and cooking time will be less. After the crust is prepared, transfer it to a serving plate or tray for greasing or adding toppings.

Deep Dish Pan

A deep dish pan is ideal to make Chicago and pan-style pizzas. The pan is made of solid metal and is deeper than the traditional pan, so the crust that it bakes is thick, soft and easy to chew. 

Tip: If you want the crust to be a little crunchy, apply a coat of oil at the bottom of the pan before putting the dough.

Pizza Stone

A pizza stone makes the perfect pizzeria-style crust at home. The crispy crust of the pizza will taste similar to the one made in a wood-fired oven. Don’t forget to preheat pizza stone in a cold oven, otherwise, it might crack.

Solid Pan

A solid pan makes soft and easy to chew crust. The cooking time in this type of pizza pan is more as the heat transfers from solid metal to the dough. 

Perforated Pan

A perforated pan has small holes that allow air to reach the pan faster to bake a crispy crust. The holes also prevent the crust from being soggy, as moisture goes out through these outlets.

Final Words

Pizza pans come in a variety of materials but prefer the one that has a non-stick coating for better preparation. If you are looking for some premium quality pans, try KitchenAid, the leading brand that offers professional grade pans. Shop now and save more as KitchenAid is also offering discounts on its bakeware range.

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About Kanika Katyal Innovator   Marketer and writer @ KitchenAid India

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