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scunge Dec 30, 2006 05:15 PM

I'm looking for an oven tray heavy enough to support an aluminum turkey roasting pan and to be able to bake pizzas,breads etc with a 1/4 to 1/2 ince high rim so that oils or other liquids don't run off.Thankyou

  1. ballulah Dec 30, 2006 05:26 PM

    You can try any restaurant supply store and ask them for a "hotel pan." I have one of these and it is absolutely INVALUABLE. It's exactly as you've described. Indeed I used it under a roasting dish for a 22 lb turkey one year.

    1. rabaja Dec 30, 2006 05:33 PM

      I think what ballulah means is a half sheet tray. A hotel pan is also nice to have (1/2 hotel pans for most home ovens are great for roasting vegies, etc)but is enerally deeper than 1/4 to 1/2", and not as wide.
      A half sheet tray is about a 1/2" deep and works to support a roast/rack as easily as it works for cookies. Silpats are made to fit in them nicely.
      These trays are sturdy, and will not bend like a cookie tray sometimes does.
      In the Bay Area we can get them at many restaurant supply wharehouses.

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        MikeG Dec 30, 2006 05:36 PM

        Sounds like what you want is a "half sheet" pan. I got mine at a regular cookware store, I've seen them in aluminum and steel.
        FWIW, they make quarter sheet pans, too.

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          Sugar Jones Dec 30, 2006 06:06 PM

          Make sure you measure your interior oven size. Some ovens will not fit hotel pans, while I've never met an oven that wouldn't fit a half sheet pan.

          1. m
            MikeG Dec 30, 2006 09:01 PM

            I actually have met an oven that won't take even a half sheet (and it's not even in an apartment), but it is unusual. A normal 30" range will hold one with no problem.

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