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Jan 31, 2009 12:12 PM

lincoln foodservice pans in canada

I live in Edmonton, AB and need to find a website or store that will ship Lincoln Foodservice Halfsize sheet pans. I bought Chicago Metallic at a local store but they warped when I roasted a few cashews the first time, so i'll be returning them. CI listed Lincoln as the top choice, and they are inexpensive - how can I get these shipped to me? And please, no one suggest because they don't ship cookware of any kind to Canada.

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    1. re: mpalmer6c

      they are called "Lincoln where ever" - is this a different line than the Lincoln "foodservice" that CI rated? Also, the "where ever" line pan is 18 gauge, and the "foodservice" one is 13 gauge. What does this mean? Will there be an obvious difference?

      1. re: ihatepickyeaters

        Wear-Ever is a subsidiary of
        Lincoln Fpodservice, and I don't
        know the differences between the
        various brands. 13 gauge is a bit thicker
        then 18. Perhaps your best bet is to
        contact the company.

        1. re: mpalmer6c

          check with my brother in laws company CONDON BARR in Edmonton. They can probably order them for you. My sister looks after the retail as opposed to commercial stuff. Tell Lyndon and Elaine I said Hi.

          1. re: mpalmer6c

            !3 gauge aluminum is going on twice as thick as 18 gauge. (0.072 inches v. 0.0403 inches). However, the reason they're made of heavy gauge metal has nothing to do with their cooking performance. It's because to get NSF approval, you can't use a wire crimped into the rim, you have to have an open rim. The open rim is possible to visually inspect, and be sure it is clean; a closed rim with a wire bead isn't. The stiffness of the pan is largely a factor of how stiff the rim is; a wire bead is a heck of lot stiffer than an open one of the same thickness metal, so to be sufficiently stiff, the pan has to be thicker. 16 or 18 gauge sheet pans are good thick enough to conduct heat well enough to prevent burning if the oven isn't horribly uneven, and they'll not warp, if they're of decent quality.