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Feb 19, 2009 01:09 AM

Lasagna in a metal pan

Will my lasagna turn out okay if it cooks in a metal baking dish? I understand that there are far better alternative, but it's either an undersized glass pan or a properly sized metal pan.


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  1. I use either aluminum or glass without a thought.
    No difference i can detect.
    Pan size is more important.

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    1. re: mr jig

      Glass to me works better ... however, my metal is a better size for one of my lasagnas, but my oversized cast iron is the best.

      I don't think you should worry, fine either or.

    2. jfood has made lasagne in various glass sized pans as well as a large roaster. the roaster was deeper and allowed for mor layers.

      other than that, not a problem with either pan.

      1. Heck yeah! More crispy bits on the sides in a metal pan.

        1. I've seen plenty of lasagnas made in metal roasting pans. How else are you gonna make a lasagna for 12 people??


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          1. re: Davwud

            I have a nice dish -- says "porcelain oven to table" on the bottom. No need to mention brand name....

          2. Sure! Those rectangular stainless steel pans with the noisy and HOT metal handles are called "lasagna pans", aren't they?

            Hmm, but I really don't understand why this one costs $120! (Maybe because the handles are not noisy, like mine.)

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            1. re: DeppityDawg

              I got a nice one (Pretty much the same) at Canadian Tire for $35. Same guage SS.