Trouble finding Detroit style pans


I've noticed that the Detroit style pans have been out of stock for weeks at DetroitStylePizza.com. When I went to check this morning, they've got some new pans that are coated.

Is there a place to get the non-coated ones? If not, is there anyone that's used one of the PSTK coated pans? Does it work well?

Charles C.
posted over 2 years ago

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I got one of the Loydpans 10 x 14....I love the non stick coating. Does not need to be seasoned, and you can wash them with mild dishwashing soap. Sticking is no problem, even when my cheese went to the bottom of my crust. I only give it a light coating of Olive oil. I think DSP website is now selling the pans made by Loydpans...Do I like the pan...yes...but I am burning my crust...so I am going to make some changes...I have been using Tony G recipe.....some of the things I going to change is the temp and maybe some adjustment on the malt......I will post my result later.

Mark S.
posted over 2 years ago

Ok....cooked another DSP in my Loydpan 10 x14......Used a 70% hyration rate on dough...cut back the malt about by 1/3...and set the oven for 450...have steel on top....and stone on bottom.....parbaked for 7 mins on top.....took out ,put on ingredients..put it back on top rack on top of another pizza pan, for 7 mins, so that it would not be directly on the steel.....took out and put it on the bottom for 8 mins......took out and put it back on top....trying to get the cheese to brown a little......much better....crust was a healthy brown color instead of black....

- Mark   over 2 years ago


Great question Charles. I've got one of the non-coated Detroit Style pans and have been anxiously waiting to order a larger 10x14" once they're back in stock.

Generally speaking, I try to avoid pans that are coated with anything; even if they're "non-toxic". You never know. I'm curious to hear more on Mark S's developments and am hoping it's possible to get the burning under control.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago


I, too, am looking for a similar pan, but for a Sicilian pan. The only difference seems to be the height of the sides: Detroit, 2" and Sicilian, 1". There is also a difference in thickness of the steel, with most being made from 22 gauge steel. I will lurk here to see what shows up.

For anyone who wants some info on the Lloyd pan coating: http://www.lloydpans.com/content/LloydPans/pops/pstk.htm

From my research on the web, the best blue steel pans were made by a company named Dover, but they apparently do not make those pans now from what I can gather....

Ken K.
posted over 2 years ago


Ken, for a high quality Sicilian pan, go with the Allied Metal. They're not cheap, but wow, they sure are good. You'll need to season it. I purchased a 12"x12". The 12"x18" was a little bit too big for my needs.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 2 years ago

i read the description more carefully, and the BB1212 says this: "Non-stick Black Buster Coating requires minimal pan preparation and is easy to clean". "All Black Buster Pans are treated with a food approved non-stick coating and are conducive to even heating, easy cleaning and require minimal pan preparation." You mentioned below that you have one that has no coating. Do they make another version of the BB1212 that has no coating?

- Ken   over 2 years ago

That is the BB1212 and not the B1212 pan? About $45?

- Ken   over 2 years ago

Yes, that's the exact one. Not cheap, but worth it.

- Raj   over 2 years ago

With the non-stick coating it is still necessary to season it??

- Ken   over 2 years ago


I have come to the conclusion about the Loydpans.....made a DSP last Sunday...used my Loydpan.....better results....I cut back on the malt....and I used my stones........before I was using a steel on top and stone on bottom.......I am thinking that the steel was my problem with the DSP...so when I cook my DSP...I will use the stones only.....the NY style...I will put the steel back in......I love my Loydpan.....only have to put a thin layer of oil in it.....does not stick........and you can wash them.

Mark S.
posted about 2 years ago


Thanks for the feedback Mark. I've only used my Lloyd pan once. Still need to get the hang of it.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted about 2 years ago


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