Seasoned and Unseasoned Steel Detroit Style Pizza Pans.

Since production ceased in 2010, Detroit Style Pizza makers have struggled to capture the performance of the original blue steel pans – until now! Detroit Style Pizza Co. is proud to bring back steel pans to our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pan lineup; and though they’re not blue, they are every bit as good as the pans Gus Guerra repurposed from the Motor City’s automotive parts trays back in 1946.

Our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Steel Pans won’t pit, rust, or chip like the previous cold-rolled pans produced in Mexico were. After baking, pizzas come right out of the pans with very little sticking and none of the crazy peeling issues we faced with the other cold-rolled versions. We’ve even brought back our original seasoning process to enhance pan performance!

The steel for our new Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Steel Pans is dipped in mineral oil to prevent pitting and rusting before they are seasoned. This oil must be washed off before seasoning these pans. Once oil is washed off you will want to season them right away because once the mineral oil is washed off they can rust if come into contact with water before seasoning. These pans are available both seasoned and unseasoned. We’re initially offering 10×14 pan dimensions, with 8×10 pans to be available in Fall 2016.

Of course, we’ll continue to offer our maintenance-free pans, which are crafted by Lloyd Pans to match the original blue pans specs and feature a Tuff-Kote PSTK easy-release coating. They’re a popular choice for pizzerias seeking an easy solution to pan seasoning and maintenance; however, for Detroit Style Pizza purists you can’t get more authentic than our new steel pans.

Here’s a quick chart to help you decide which type of pan you should get:

Maintenance-free pans NEW steel pans
Require seasoning

X

Available pre-seasoned

X

Soap and water wash

X

Easy-Release coating

X

Low maintenance

X

Match original blue steel specs

X

X

Break-in period

None

6-10 bakes

Baking: Crust color

Darker

Lighter

 

As you can see, both our maintenance-free and steel models are high-performance pans. If you’re not sure which is right for your pizzeria, the answer comes down to authenticity versus maintenance. If you’re willing to spend extra time and resources maintaining your pans to gain the authenticity of the original Detroit Style Pizza bake, our new steel pans are for you. If you want an easy maintenance-free option that comes very close to matching the original authentic Detroit Style Pizza bake, our maintenance-free pans are the best choice.

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