on November 21, 2011
You probably got to this pan by searching "deep lasagna pan" and you're in the right place.
This is a well-made pan of reasonably heavy-guage stainless steel. The handles are solidly attached, and unlike most fold-down handles these leave a gap between pan and handle which makes grabbing them with pot-holders much easier.
Even after seeing the picture and reading the description I was surprised by the scale of this pan. If you want a deeper pan than this for lasagna, you're going to have to go with commercial steam table pans, and I can't see why anyone would bother.
Things to be aware of:
-The sides are straight, so getting the first piece out of the pan will be a challenge.
-You'd better have a bunch of people to feed or really like leftovers!
-The handles attach in a way that makes it tricky to cover with plastic wrap or foil and still carry it by the handles. (I'd subtract 1/4 star since you'll almost always want to do that.)
-You'll need to use a thermometer to check for internal temperature with this bad boy. Don't trust the recipe for baking time.
-The handles have lots of places for food to get trapped, so cleaning won't be easy if you do manage to boil over or spill. (Another -1/4 star if I could)
on February 28, 2013
I purchased this pan to hold Emeril's manly man lasagna and it worked perfectly! The interior height of this pan is 4-1/2" so you can create an extremely deep lasagna. The highly polished heavy stainless steel makes it easy to slide the pieces up and out of the pan and also for clean up both inside the pan and any boil over on the outside. The handles are super heavy duty which are required when this pan is completely full as it will be very heavy. I found that sealing the top with heavy plastic wrap followed with a covering with heavy duty foil when baking the lasagna worked extremely well as I didn't have any boil over. The handles are positioned just low enough to seal the top up this way both during baking and after when storing this pan in the refrigerator. The walls of this pan have a limited amount of taper so you will end up with nice square pieces and the radius in all the corners is small to make it easier to extract the high pieces. I found using two smaller rectangular stainless spatulas, one to get under the piece and the other to steady the other end vertically when extracting worked extremely well to yield perfectly square pieces.
on May 9, 2013
When in Manhattan we ALWAYS go to Teodora (57 and Lex) for their amazing lasagna. I wanted to recreate this 10 layer gastronomic masterpiece at home and this was the only pan deep enough. My lasagna cooked perfectly with lovely crispy bits around the edges and evenly throughout the rest of the 9 x 11 dish. The handles lift away from the sides making it pretty easy to lift the dish full of lasagna in and out of the oven. The 41/2 inch depth of the pan meant no messy overspill. Cleaning the pan was a breeze - 1/2 hour soak in hot soapy water and a quick scrub, rinse and dry and the pan was back to its gleaming self. Love this pan.
on November 30, 2013
This is an absolutely beautiful Deep Lasagna Pan, high gloss finish, sturdy, and will last a lifetime. However, if not covered while making lasagna, the high sides transfer heat to the top of the lasagna and can cause it to become burned or over cooked on top. Just cover it and it will do fine.