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preferred baking trays

Postby Herbidacious » September 18th, 2018, 4:46 pm

My non-stick baking trays have taken quite a bit of (mis)use with all the kilos of tomatoes I have been roasting this summer. The non-stick is peeling off at least one of them and it was a well made heavy one - not a cheapy. I know the answer is not to use the dishwasher, but sometimes... This hasn't happened before. Has it the acidity of the tomatoes been the main culprit, perhaps? (Or the straw the broke the camel's back after multiple dishwashings.)

Anyway I need to replace two. (Will keep the old ones and use a teflon liner, or greaseproof perhaps for non liquid things.)

What are people's preferred types for different tasks?

I suspect enamel would be fine for roasting veg, and is eminently dishwashable, but for pastry, pizza etc, non-stick seems perferable. Has anyone got any hard anodised ones? Any preferred brands?
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby Suelle » September 18th, 2018, 5:48 pm

Anodised aluminium eg - Mermaid. Stocked at Lakeland. They are solid, and don't twist or buckle in use. They are not reliably non-stick, but I use a Teflon liner if something is likely to stick, such as when roasting vegetables.
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby StokeySue » September 18th, 2018, 7:06 pm

I have a couple of really heavy Stellar ones with their enamel coating that is semi nonstick

They are the lipped ones Americans call sheet pans

I am fairly sure from watching cookery progs that in the USA you can buy pre-cut parchment liners for them, as you can buy cake tin circles here, but I haven’t tracked any down
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby karadekoolaid » September 18th, 2018, 10:58 pm

I use sheet pans, just like Sue says. They buckle, they lose their lining - but they´re not really over-expensive and I line them with foil or with parchment paper ( if I can get hold of it).
Salt will kill off the teflon /protective coating of the baking trays. Been there, done that.
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby Suelle » September 19th, 2018, 6:55 am

karadekoolaid wrote:Salt will kill off the teflon /protective coating of the baking trays. Been there, done that.


I didn't realise that, but it does explain the loss of effectiveness of Teflon sheets as they age.
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby Herbidacious » September 19th, 2018, 7:04 am

Useful to know. Thanks!
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby Badger's mate » September 19th, 2018, 8:27 am

I generally use enamel trays for roasting toms - the grill pans that came with the oven, that sort of thing. Failing that, Pyrex.
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Re: preferred baking trays

Postby suffolk » September 19th, 2018, 8:47 am

Badger's mate wrote:I generally use enamel trays for roasting toms - the grill pans that came with the oven, that sort of thing. Failing that, Pyrex.


Yes ... I've changed to Pyrex for toms.
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