Detroit Style pans getting scratched

I've had my Detroit steel pan for a few weeks now and have made about 3-4 pizzas with them. The pan is amazing and I've been very pleased with the pies that have come out of the pan.

I'm wondering though, is it normal for the sides of the pan to get scraped when removing the pizzas?

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 5 years ago

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I had the same experience after only one use. I wonder if they are going to start rusting? So far I haven't noticed any rust on the pan, though.

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Mike K.
posted almost 5 years ago

I'm pretty sure that it's just the "seasoning" that's coming off. I am curious to know though. I keep mine pretty well-oiled. From what I've been able to piece together, if you wash steel pans, and then let them dry, then they'll rust.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 5 years ago

I'd never use water on it. Same goes for some of my cast iron pans.

- Mike   almost 5 years ago

How do you keep the pan “clean” then? My pan got kind of gross and did end up rusting a little because I used water at one point.

My Lloyd’s pan seems to hold up well to a light wash and scrub after every use.

Landon C.
posted about 2 months ago

I have been doing detroit style for over 15yrs now and have never washed my pans. Once you have cooked a pizza and the pan has cooled just give it a good wipe to get out all the food particles and excess oil. Then store it in a dry place, that should be all you need. I am currently using pans that are 25-30yrs old and have never had rust. If taken care of, they will last for a very very long time.

Steve H.
posted about 1 month ago

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