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Sheet pan concern

Wow glad I checked back in with the post. The pan does not have a nonstick coating and is not hard anodized. The burnt on oily residue is not really a concern. My main concern is the graphite (charcoal) colored material that comes off the pan during cleaning. It acts like a fine powder turning the water a dingy color. Even after the pan is cleaned and dried rubbing a cloth over the pan will leave the cloth with a charcoal colored smudge. The stuff is NOT BURNT OIL, it is something coming from the pan and not the result of any kind of food product.

I found a stamp on the back of the pan it is an "Advance 18-8A-13" an internet search shows the current model is aluminum. Mine is 12-15 years old, dull and pitted, not like the shiny pan that will be shown with an internet search. It must be aluminum, but why does my pan shed this material when others don't? Is 450 degrees too hot for an aluminum pan?

Apr 25, 2009
smalljaws in Cookware

Sheet pan concern

Right, the pans have not been washed in the dishwasher, but I have had to scub pretty well with an abrassive sponge to get gooey oil residue off the pan. Usually I wipe several times with a dry paper towel after washing until the towel no longer has the graphite colored smudging.

Thanks for the input

Apr 18, 2009
smalljaws in Cookware

Sheet pan concern

Hello all,

I am new to the forum and had a question about sheet pans. I have been using two different sheet pans to make Pizza Bianca (Cooks Illustrated), the recipe involves a wet dough poured onto a well oiled baking sheet and cooked on a baking stone at 400 degrees. It is very good; however, when I wash the pans it is like the pan is dissolving into the dishwater leaving the water a charcoal color. The more I scrub the more charcoal colored material is removed from the pan. I don’t know what the pans are made of, but they are not stainless, perhaps aluminum. Anyone have any idea what the material is and if it’s harmful? I am making this pizza a lot and I don’t want my family ingesting something that s not good for them.

Thanks

Apr 18, 2009
smalljaws in Cookware