Use & Care

In order to maximize the life and performance of your baking pans by Chicago Metallic, it is important to follow these use and care guidelines.

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To maximize the life of your bakeware follow the recommendations below for each type of bakeware used in your operation. To ensure proper use and care procedures are being followed, inspect your pans regularly.

Check the side walls, pan bottoms, and coating surfaces and look for patterns in wear that will help you identify their source so you can correct them. Review the individual use and care instructions printed below for each different type of bakeware that you use: Glazed, Non-stick or BĀKALON.

Glazed Pans

Chicago Pan Group

LUBRICATE PANS

Apply a baking pan lubricant to the baking areas of the pan as needed. Bread products may only require lubricant before the first bake and after washing. Cake products will most likely require pan lubricant with every bake.

Lubricate pans.

Apply a baking pan lubricant to the baking areas of the pan as needed. Bread products may only require lubricant before the first bake and after washing. Cake products will most likely require pan lubricant with every bake.

Wash with Mild Soap and Water

Commercial baking pans can be washed with pH-neutral products, but only when absolutely necessary. Do not use acidic cleansers, alkaline detergents or abrasive scrubbing pads. Use of these materials will cause the glaze to fail prematurely and may cause corrosion. Do not soak pans in water. Do not wash in automatic dishwashers. Thoroughly dry pans immediately after washing (warm ovens work best).

Daily Cleaning

Clean as you go

Warm (not hot) ovens work best.

De-pan products quickly.

Simply wipe still-warm pans with a clean towel or a towel that has lubricant on it. Avoid pan washing whenever possible.

Wash with mild soap and water.

Commercial baking pans can be washed with pH-neutral products, but only when absolutely necessary. Do not use acidic cleansers, alkaline detergents, or abrasive scrubbing pads. Use of these materials will cause the glaze to fail prematurely and may cause corrosion. Do not pre-soak or wash in automatic dishwashers.

Once dry, store pans upside down.

Do not nest pans immediately after towel drying. Keep pans away from moist and humid storage environments. The best storage areas are dry, warm storage areas or still-warm ovens.

DuraShield & OptiShield Non-Stick Coating

Daily Use

Standard Style Hamburgre Bun Pan With Durashield Coating

LUBRICATE PANS

Apply a baking pan lubricant to the baking areas of the pan as needed. Bread products may only require lubricant before the first bake and after washing. Cake products will most likely require pan lubricant with every bake.

De-pan products quickly.

Baked products should be de-panned while the pan is still warm. If baked products are allowed to cool in the pan, steam from the product will penetrate the glaze and may cause glaze lifting, premature glaze failure and damage to the pan’s surface.

Do Not Scratch or Scrape Pans

Do not use metal utensils or other objects that could scratch the glaze. Deep scratches may cause surface corrosion on the pan.

Once Dry, Store Pans Upside Down

Do not nest pans immediately after towel drying. Keep pans away from moist and humid storage environments. The best storage areas are dry, warm storage areas or still-warm ovens. Keep pan stacks as low as possible. Contact customer service for a specific stack height recommendation for your pans.

Do Not Scratch or Scrape Pans

Do not use metal utensils or other objects that could scratch the coating. Avoid scratching the coating when stacking or unstacking pans. Deep scratches will cause premature coating failure and corrosion.

Do Not Use Pan Oil or Lubricants.

Due to the oil content found in most dough or batter formulas, no pan lubricant or seasoning is required with DuraShield coated pans.

BAKALON Pan Use

BAKALON is our name for high strength aluminum pans with a durable, dark gray, hard-coat anodized surface. Though the BĀKALON surface is tough enough to resist commercial kitchen use and abuse, the pan use and care guidelines should be followed in order to protect and prolong the life of the pan.

LUBRICATE PANS

Apply a baking pan lubricant to the baking areas of the pan as needed. Bread products may only require lubricant before the first bake and after washing. Cake products will most likely require pan lubricant with every bake.

DE-PAN PRODUCTS QUICKLY

Baked products should be de-panned while the pan is still hot or warm. If baked products are allowed to cool in the pan, steam from the product will penetrate the glaze and may cause glaze lifting, premature glaze failure and damage to the pan’s surface.

Wash with Mild Soap and Water

Daily Cleaning

Once Dry, Store Pans Upside Down

Do not nest pans immediately after towel drying. Keep pans away from moist and humid storage environments. The best storage areas are dry, warm storage areas or still-warm ovens. Keep pan stacks as low as possible. Contact customer service for a specific stack height recommendation for your pans.

Store pans upside down.

Do Not Scratch or Scrape Pans

Do not use metal utensils or other objects that could scratch the glaze. Deep scratches may cause surface corrosion on the pan.

Clean as You Go

Wiping still-warm pans with a clean towel, or a towel that has pan lubricant on it, usually provides adequate cleaning. Avoid pan washing whenever possible.