10 great pans for pizza

BEST PIZZA PAN
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Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Baking Pan With Loop Handles, 14", Black
  • Perfect for homemade pizza.
  • Many other uses; such as sear, bake, broil, fry, or grill.
  • Use it almost anywhere; in the oven, on the stove, on the grill, or over a campfire.
  • Customers love the recipe card it comes with.
  • Long durability.
  • On the downside, it is not a returnable item.

Who doesn’t like pizza!? A homemade delicious pizza can make it up for anything; however, we don’t always get that crispy crunch with a perfect melted topping.

The higher the quality of your pan is, the better the pizza results will be.

Best pizza pans by category:

  1. Best cast iron – Lodge 14 Inch Baking Pan
  2. Best aluminum – Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 14-Inch Pizza Pan
  3. Best nonstick – Wilton Perfect Results 14-Inch Pizza Pan
  4. Best stainless steel – Norpro 5672 Stainless Steel Pizza Pan
  5. Best deep-dish – Chicago Metallic Professional Pizza Pan

1. Lodge Mfg P14P3 Pre-Seasoned 14 Inch Cast Iron Baking Pan

BEST CAST IRON PIZZA PAN
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Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Baking Pan With Loop Handles, 14", Black
  • One Lodge Pre-Seasoned 14 Inch Cast Iron Baking Pan
  • Large handles for better control
  • Unparalleled heat retention and even heating

Things We Love

  • Highly recommended for pizza. There is so much positive feedback about the pizza results with this pan. It delivers quickly a lot of heat to the dough for a great crust and consistency; and users have stated that, once out of the oven, the pizza retains the heat right down to the last piece.
  • Versatility. Besides being perfect for homemade pizza; it is great for roasted vegetables, pork chops, chicken, making pancakes and crepes, or warming tortillas. Customers’ have also remarked that the baking results are amazing; you can bake plenty in it, like cookies, bread, biscuits, fries, and pastries.
  • Handles. The pan has large handles for better control and maneuvering.
  • Use it almost anywhere. This pan can be used on almost any surface; on the stove (both gas and electric), in the oven and under the broiler, on the grill (both gas and charcoal), and even over the campfire.
  • Recipe card. With recipes for pizza dough, pizza sauce, muffuletta pizza, mushroom and sweet pepper pizza, herb roasted potatoes, and also instructions on how to care for your cast iron.
  • Durability. People use Lodge products with confidence knowing they have been made by a company with over 100-years of experience in the business. Almost all users that have chosen this pan have stated that with the proper care, it can last for a lifetime. 

What’s Not to Like

  • Not returnable item. Many users that bought it for mistake were surprised that the pan is not eligible for return; therefore, make sure this is the product you need before purchasing. 

Final Remarks

We have chosen this pan as the best overall and best cast iron pan for pizza because most users have remarked that it is the one you have to get for those restaurant-quality pizzas. And what’s even better is that you can use it for many other foods, so it is much more than a great pizza pan. It is also easy to use, easy to clean and every customer has trusted in Lodge products’ durability without a disappointment. What some people don’t like about it is that it does not show clearly that it is not a returnable item. Some customers bought it as a mistake – they wanted the skillet – and they could not return it.

Our score: 4.8 out of 5

2. Home Complete Pizza Pan

Home-Complete Cast Iron Pizza Pan-14” Skillet for Cooking, Baking, Grilling-Durable, Long Lasting, Even-Heating and Versatile Kitchen Cookware

This pan is great to ensure an evenly baked, golden crust pizza, and many other foods. It also has all the cast iron benefits, such as having longer heat retention, being easy to clean, and having long durability. However; unlike our favorite option in this category, many users pointed out that the surface of the pan is somewhat rough and not properly smooth as Lodge’s. Also, it does not come with cleaning instructions.

3. CuisinArt Chef’s Classic 14-Inch Pizza Pan

BEST ALUMINIUM PIZZA PAN
Cuisinart AMB-14PP Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 14-Inch Pizza Pan, Silver
  • 14-inch pizza pan with perforated surface for crisping crust
  • Heavy gauge aluminized steel construction for even heating
  • Nonstick interior and exterior for easy food release and cleanup

Things We Love

  • Crispy results. Many users have stated that the perforated surface delivers the crispiest of pizza crust because the heat goes through the holes.
  • Even heat distribution. Its aluminized steel construction is perfect for evenly and consistent baking results.
  • Easy cleanup. It has a nonstick interior and exterior that ensures easy food release. Customers have recommended washing it by hand even though it is advertised as dishwasher safe.
  • Does not warp. Thanks to the extra-thick rolled edges that prevent it from bending.
  • Long-lasting. There is much positive feedback about how long the product lasts if you give it the proper care. 

What’s Not to Like

  • Not really dishwasher safe. The pan has been advertised as dishwasher safe; however, some users that washed it in the dishwasher have stated that the pan gets rusted afterward.
  • Superficial scratches on the surface. There has been negative feedback about the surface of the pan being scratched by the pizza cutters. This has not hurt any other function of the pan, just the look of it. However, keep in mind that you should not cut anything in these non-stick surfaces because they are not meant for that; hence, this can be easily solved by sliding the pizza off the pan into a more resistant surface to cut into.

Final remarks

With this Cuisinart pan, your pizza crust will come out nice and crunchy every time. The perforated surface is perfect for faster cooking times and crispier crusts. It is very easy to clean due to the nonstick finish, and it has a solid weight with a flat bottom. The durability of the pan is well-reviewed; however, wash it by hand to extend its life. On the downside, you will have to work a little extra on your dough so it doesn’t get sticky and sag through the holes.

Our score: 4.7 out of 5

4. USA Pan Bakeware 12-Inch Pizza Pan

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USA Pan Bakeware Aluminized Steel Pizza Pan, 12-Inch

This USA Pan model is also a great aluminized steel pizza pan. Its unique corrugated surface has been engineered to enhance nonstick properties and add extra strength to the pan for warp resistance. According to most buyers, it is a durable and reliable product; however, some reviews are pointing out that you need to increase the cooking time when baking a pizza to get a crunchy crust. This is the reason why we selected CuisinArt’s as best since it delivers a pizza with crispy crunch and melted topping faster.

5. Wilton Perfect Results 14-Inch Pizza Pan

BEST NONSTICK PIZZA PAN
Wilton Perfect Results Non-Stick Crisper, 14-Inch Pizza Pan, 0, Silver
  • A pizza pan that delivers a crispy crust
  • Round steel non-stick pan with perforated holes lets air flow through, side handles make it easy to go to and from the oven
  • 14 in. dia. (36 cm diam)

Things we love

  • Safe nonstick surface. Almost all reviews have remarked the pan’s excellent nonstick properties; also, all Wilton pans are both PFOA and PTFE free.
  • Perforated holes. The perforated design lets the airflow through to give you a nice, crispier crust.
  • Limited 10-year warranty. You can use the warranty for 10 years if there is a manufacturing defect.
  • Easy-grip. The large handles make it easier to handle.
  • Dishwasher safe. Many buyers have remarked that they have put it in the dishwasher and it has not gotten any damage afterward.

What’s Not to Like

  • Too large. Only a few buyers have considered it being too large because they couldn’t fit it into their cupboards. We advise you to measure your space if you think you may not have enough room for it. Keep in mind that the 14 inch refers to the baking portion on the interior of the pan and it does not include the handles. The handles and outside dim are 15 1/2 x 16 ½ inches.

Final Remarks

If you want Teflon’s nonstick quality without the Teflon, we recommend you this pizza pan. All reviews pointed out on the high nonstick properties, even with homemade dough – which tends to be harder to slide right off the pan. This property also keeps it simple to clean it; and if you want to keep it simpler, you can use the dishwasher. The best part, you will enjoy a crispy crust pizza due to the holes in the surface. The one issue for some people is the size of it, so make sure you have enough space to store a 15 ¼ x 16 ½ pan.

Our score: 4.8 out of 5

6. T Fal Air Bake Nonstick 12.75-Inch Pizza Pan

AirBake Nonstick Pizza Pan, 12.75 in

This is our runner up for best nonstick pizza pan because it also has fantastic nonstick properties – all buyers have been satisfied with them. It also delivers an evenly cooked and crispy pizza and the baking time is very short, according to most buyers. On the downside, we found a couple of reviews stating that the pan tends to twist almost 1/2 of an inch after baking.

7. Norpro 5672 Stainless Steel Pizza Pan

BEST STAINLESS STEEL PIZZA PAN
Norpro 5672 Stainless Steel Pizza Pan, 13-1/2-Inch, 13.5-Inch, Silver
  • Made of heavy gauge stainless steel with a mirror surface
  • May also be used as a serving platter
  • Hand washing recommended

Things To Love

  • Stylish design. It has been made of heavy gauge stainless steel with a mirror surface that all customers like.
  • Also a platter. Many customers have stated that it may also be used as a serving platter.
  • Large surface. With a diameter of 13-1/2-inches, you can easily fit your 12’’ pizzas.
  • Affordable. Users have remarked that this is the best budget stainless steel pizza pan.
  • Cooks quickly. The underneath of the pan gets hot in little time, so the cooking time is faster.

What’s Not to Like

  • Requires a bit of scrubbing. Although this is a “thing” for stainless steel cookware, some users have remarked that this pan requires to be scrubbed every now and then for a beautiful finish.

Final Remarks

If you are looking for a stainless steel pizza pan, you should get this one. Not only the appearance is beautiful, but the pizza turns out evenly cooked and nice and crispy. Also, it is a budget option. Little negative feedback was given about the maintenance of the stainless steel, but keep in mind that you have to scrub the pan now and then to keep it shining.

Our score: 4.6 out of 5

8. Deedro 12-Inch Pizza Baking Pan

Pizza Baking Pan Pizza Tray - Deedro 12 inch Stainless Steel Pizza Pan Round Pizza Baking Sheet Oven Tray, Nonstick & Healthy Bakeware for Oven Baking, 2 Pack

Deedro’s pizza pan has also been made with stainless steel and it is a good option for a crunchy pizza. However; we didn’t select it as the best one in this category because according to buyers, the bottom of this one takes more time in getting hot. Also; some customers prefer a larger pan, stating that a 12-inch frozen pizza is not always regular round and the size could be a little bit larger, so the previous pan would be better to avoid cheese pieces to drop on the outside.

9. Chicago Metallic Professional Pizza Pan

BEST DEEP-DISH PIZZA PAN
Chicago Metallic Deep Dish Pizza Pan, 14-Inch diameter
  • PERFECT CHICAGO STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA: The Chicago Metallic Deep Dish Pizza Pan makes it possible to create that perfect 'Chicago-Style' deep dish pizza, cookie pie or stuffed pizza at home in your own oven.
  • DURABLE AND STRONG: The Chicago Metallic Deep Dish Pizza Pan is made from heavy-duty carbon steel for strength and durability
  • NON-STICK BAKEWARE: Chicago Metallic Bakeware features an easy release surface and is silicone based. There is a non-stick coating for ease of baking and clean up.

Things We Love

  • Versatile. The pizza pan measures 14-Inch diameter by 1-1/2-Inch high; which makes it perfect for a deep-dish pizza, pies, and pastries. Some people have also used it for baking bunched bread such as cinnamon rolls or bread rolls, and results have been amazing.
  • Safe coating. The pan features heavy-duty, carbon steel construction with a safe and durable silicone non-stick coating; which for being silicone, it should not be heated above 480F, but users have not remarked this as an issue because most deep-dish pizzas are baked below 420F anyway.
  • Effortless clean-up. Thanks to the non-stick surface with an easy release for simple baking and cleaning.
  • Great quality for a low price. Most buyers have stated that they have not found such a good pan for a deep-dish pizza, at this affordable price.

What’s Not to Like

  • Thin bottom. Some buyers were hoping for a thicker bottom and they recommend to have a cast iron pan around as well in case you need something a little bit thicker at times.

Final Remarks

We highly recommend this pan if you are looking to make that deep dish pizza you have always wanted. Almost all reviews about it are positive; whether it is regarding its durability, pizza results, quality, price, and more. However, keep in mind that the bottom of the pan is not very thick.

Our score: 4.7 out of 5

10. Chicago Metallic Commercial II Pizza Pan

Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick 14-Inch Deep Dish Pizza Pan - 59124

Also a Chicago Metallic product; this pizza pan shares all the positive features than the previous one. Most people have described it as a durable item, with many uses, easy to clean, and at an affordable price. However; it has been remarked by some buyers that the dark metal absorbs the heat better and creates a crispier crust, which is why the Chicago Metallic Professional model was our top pick for that crunchy and delicious deep dish pizza.

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