Author: Maurice Savaryego, M.Sc.Eng. (Learn More)
Pizza pans do not have the microscopic pores found on pizza stones that absorb the humidity from the dough and help form a crisp crust. To compensate for that, and mostly in thinner pizza pans, tiny holes are perforated on their surface. Note that these holes are not needed when the pan is made of thick metal that retains a lot of heat.
The main advantage of pizza pans over pizza stones is that they do not break or crack if they undergo drastic temperature changes or if they are dropped. They can be placed in hot ovens with no worries. Also they can be washed with non-caustic soap or non-caustic detergents as they won't absorb liquids. But the detergent should be washed off with lots of water before the pan is dried.
So which to use: a Stone or a Pan?
Even though most pizza aficionados would prefer the pizza stone, nowadays there are pizza pans that produce perfectly cooked pizza crusts. As a matter of fact, many Amazon buyers of pizza pans have written in their reviews that they prefer them to pizza stones. However, at the end of the day, even if to a certain degree this is a matter of personal taste, a good pizza stone does have a slight edge over the best pizza pan in terms of cooking results, as long as the stone is not subjected to drastic heat changes and is not dropped,
You will find below a selection of the best pizza stones and pizza pans available on Amazon.
Two Important Notes:
1. Pizza stones come in various prices. You should be careful when you select your pizza stone as those that are very low priced will not last as long and may eventually crack.
2. If you buy a pizza stone or a pizza pan do not forget to get also your pizza peel and pizza wheel which facilitate greatly handling the hot pizza. Pizza peels are required to transfer the pizza dough onto the hot pizza stone or pan, and the cooked pizza from the hot pizza stone or pan onto a cutting board. Pizza wheels are used to cut easily the pizza into slices. Both tools are offered below in the Amazon section.
Quality Pizza Stones on Amazon
Please click the selected pizza stone to check the stone size, the price, other product info or to purchase.
Quality Pizza Pans on Amazon
Please click the Amazon US link image below for the pizza pan of your choice to see exact price information or to purchase.
Please Note: For non-US customers, when you click the links below, you will be provided with the Amazon links for your country (such as Canada or UK), if the product is available in your country.
Additional Tools for a Successful Home Pizza Experience
Pizza Peels and Pizza Wheels
Pizza Wheels are used to cut easily the pizza into slices.
Pizza Peels on Amazon
Pizza Wheels on Amazon
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