Pros: Holds plenty of heat, cleans easily, stores reasonably
Cons: Heavy, handles function, but I'd like it better without handles I think.
I bought this in pursuit of good pizza. I bake pizza free form and panless on a baking stone. I'd been reading about some cooks who baked pizza on an inverted cast iron pan. They liked it better than a baking stone for this purpose. This looked like a good solution to try. For my uses of this pan, I put it in the oven ahead of cooking time and use it as a baking stone. It has a higher specific heat capacity than the stones and gives it up readily to breads and pizzas cooked on it. I slip my pizzas onto the pan/stone on parchment paper. When used this way, it bakes pizza crust and other breads nicely. The lip on the pan is not as pronounced as the photos make...(read more)