The majority of professional makers of pizza employ pizza screens/pizza pans for pizza baking. Pizza stones wick dough’s moisture creating a crisp crust. They are expensive, comparatively, and require special storage and care. Pizza screens are metal sheets with small grids. The pizza browns and cooks evenly on the bottom and top. These screens are not usually available, particularly at home. Pizza Pans are generally round. They are made from coated aluminum or aluminum steel. They are not very pricey, light in weight, convenient to store, and clean. They provide several benefits to a pizza screen. Perforated pans have holes that permit moisture escape for an evenly cooked pizza bottom.
Using a Pizza Pan
Making use of a good pizza pan for making pizza at home, make use of a nonstick spray on the pizza pan before placing the dough into the pizza pan. Hold the pizza pan on the sink when it is perforated as the spray oil can mist the workspace or floor dripping through the holes. Sprinkle or dust cornmeal/flour on the workspace and dough should be rolled prior, placing it on the Pan. Let it stand for 10 minutes after covering, if you notice shrinking of dough. Remove the dough and place it in the Pan without stretching out. Now add in the toppings after spreading on the sauce on the surface. Bake it once done.
There are special ovens in Pizza restaurants heated to over 700 deg F, but for domestic use, the temperature best can be obtained 450/500F. The temperature is high. However, the crust cooks quickly, so pizzas turn chewy and crisp. The oven should be preheated to 20-30 mins. Before placing pizza. Perforated pizza pans cook pizza quickly.
Pizza Pan care
The following will be needed:
- Clean sink
- Baking soda
- Cloth scouring pad
- White vinegar
- Large pot
How to take care of Pan:
- Begin by filling water in a large pot.
- Add around 2 cups of white vinegar for each gallon of water.
- Boil vinegar and water on the stove.
- The sink should be plugged.
- Boiling water should be poured in the sink.
- Pizza pan should be added to the sink. Should you not be able to submerge the whole Pan, rotate it often, therefore, so the whole surface shall soak. Metal cannot be hot, be cautious.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the Pan.
- Scrub using a cloth scouring pad. Vinegar shall assist in loosening the greasy left off. Baking soda is a mild abrasive to assist in scrubbing. Fizzing occurs when vinegar and baking soda meets, which is usual and dissipate gradually.
- Repeat the procedure when the water is cold.
Pizza Pan should be used and cared properly. There is no need to pre-season them, wipe groundnut oil before the initial use to avoid sticking of dough to the Pan. Remember, these pans are not dishwasher safe. They should be washed with dish soap and towel/air-dried. Use them and care for them properly for getting longer use from them.