Whether Dad is an indoor chef or outdoor pitmaster, he needs the right tools for the job. With Father’s day right around the corner, these indoor/outdoor baking pans are just the tools needed to help dad step up his cooking game.
Our namesake Chicago Metallic line is designed for ease-of-use and has long been favored in households for more than century. This durable, non-stick line easily bakes each recipe to excellence and makes cleanup effortless. Generations of bakers have relied on the Chicago Metallic brand for its quality, professional-grade craftsmanship and sturdy design.
Cooking pizza has never been easier than with this pizza crisper. The pan is heavy duty which is great for even heating and baking. All the perforations allow for greater airflow for a crispier crust. The non stick surface cleans up easily. This pan is also great for cooking vegetables that might otherwise fall through the grill racks.
This baking sheet is perfect for so many uses. The size is great for baking jelly rolls, cookie bars, cookies, one-sheet pan meals, or to roast root vegetables. It is made from carbon steel which evenly disperses heat for a more consistent result. Both the baking sheet and the cooling rack feature a non-stick surface. The cooling rack can also be used on the grill to smoke fish and vegetables.
This meatball baking pan is perfect for baking meatballs instead of frying. The rack keeps them elevated out of the grease and helps the brown on all sides. And avoid the mess of stove top frying! This rack is also perfect for holding vegetables when cooking over the grill. Super easy to line up onions, mushrooms, or other vegetables and allow to cook without having to chase them around on a pan or watch them fall through the grill racks.
This baking set includes a meatloaf pan and a rack. The perforations in the rack drain fat and grease away from the meat for a healthier meatloaf (or stuffed pepper, chicken, etc.)
I love products that can be used for more than one purpose. The pizza pan does an amazing job of both baking homemade pizza and heating up (while crisping the crust) leftover pizza. And the baking sheet is a lot heavier than I was expecting. Cookies just slide off this pan and on to the cooling rack. Even cookies that normally stick to parchment paper just slid right off the pan!
The cooling rack fits perfectly on my gas grill and keeps smaller items in place. It was nice to not have to worry about pieces of vegetables falling through the grill when turning them on this rack.
My favorite product of the above has to be the meatloaf baking set. My biggest complaint about cooking meatloaf is that the bottom gets overcooked because it is sitting in the grease. Not to mention that all that grease isn’t really good for our bodies to consume. The meatloaf rack sets inside the loaf pan and keeps the meat out of the grease and it makes for easy lifting when time to serve your meatloaf.
I’ve made meatloaf several times in this pan and it is perfect every time. My crew loves meatloaf sandwiches and now I can quickly prepare them without the mess.
My basic recipe for meatloaf is:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup salsa
Salt & Pepper
Mix all together and form into a loaf shape. Place meatloaf rack in loaf pan and insert meat mixture. Bake on 350 degree for about 40 minutes or until done. Lift the meatloaf out with the rack and place on plate to slice.
We also like to make pizzas at home. I set everything up and the little ones can make their own pizzas which you know is a big deal. The pizza pan will hold three (3) personal size pizzas and the crust is always just right, crispy but not tough.
My favorite pizza recipe for the little ones is:
1 pizza dough kit (in a box in the refrigerated section at the grocers – contains 4 personal pizza dough)
1 cup canned pizza sauce
4-6 slices per pizza of pepperoni
1-2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (depending on how much cheese your little ones like on their pizzas)
Any other toppings your little ones like such as mushrooms, olives, etc.
Arrange all the toppings and sauce in little containers so your little ones can reach them.
Open the pizza dough and place one on a plate for each little one.
Help the little ones spread pizza sauce to the edges (use back of spoon to spread easily).
Allow them to add the toppings of their choice and then cover the top of the pizza with cheese.
Bake for 14-17 minutes at 350 degrees or until the crust is done and the cheese is browned.
ALLOW to cool for several minutes before serving as the cheese is hot!
Its been said that having the right tools is half the job and in the kitchen this is so true. The Chicago Metallic cooking pans makes baking fun again. Their quality pans do most of the work and you can trust that you will get the same results time after time. The finish is non stick and as long as you take care to not scratch them, they will last for a long time.
We’ve added Chicago Metallic Bakeware to our 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide! Check it out here!