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Lasagna. The mere mention of the word is enough to get your mouth watering. Visions of cheesy deliciousness, meat and pasta start to plague your visions. But if you want to make your own lasagna, it is important to have the best lasagna pan available. A pan is undoubtedly one of the most important things you’ll need when making your lasagna.
In this post, after having tested a vast variety of different lasagna pans, we have selected and reviewed 10 of the best models you can find on the market. From our research and testing, the Cuisinart 7117-16UR is our number one pick. This unit is big enough for a family meal. It comes with riveted stainless steel handles that make it easy to lift and place in and out of the oven. It also features a solid stainless rack for roasting. It is dishwasher safe and features a lifetime warranty as well. These are just some of the features that make this an excellent pick. In this post, we will have an in-depth consideration of this model and the nine other units reviewed. Armed with this information, you will be better suited to choose the right model.
We spent several weeks researching and testing scores of lasagna pans, taking into account the most essential features, such as material, heat safety, dimensions, weight and, of course, warranty. Aside from the in-depth reviews for each selected product, you’ll also find a buying guide, comparison table, and FAQ section in this post. We strongly believe that you’ll find the provided information very useful and in the future to come you’ll hear only compliments about your lasagnas.
This unit is one of the most popular on the market due to its combination of affordability and features. It comes with a high-temperature non-stick finish that lets you use it in high temperatures. It is safe to use and comes in a wide variety of colors."
"This unit is the best triple lasagna pan we tested. It comes with a unique design that lets you cook large portions. It is also built to withstand high temperatures. Due to the non-stick finish, it is very easy to clean."
"This versatile porcelain unit comes with generous depth and can be used in making lasagna with several toppings and layers. It is made of high-quality materials, easy to hold, and can withstand high temperatures."
This unit comes in several colors and it is an excellent pan that can oscillate between extreme temperatures without damage. It is a ceramic lasagna pan that displays excellent heat retention and diffusion."
"The lovely design makes it the lasagna pan with the best design on this roundup. But it is also quite good at retaining and diffusing temperature. It is durable and comes with handles that make it easy to remove the pan from the oven."
This unit is carefully produced, and you will find it forms a unique part of your kitchen décor. It comes as a dishwasher safe model. Therefore, you will find it easy to clean. When cooking, it can withstand temperatures of up to 400 degrees."
"This unit features a corrugated surface that is very durable and heat retentive. It can withstand up to 450 degrees in the oven. Made in the USA, it is made under strict manufacturing processes and features a lifetime warranty."
Dimensions: 12.8 x 16.8 x 3.4 in, 12.8 x 21.1 x 5.8 in – pan and handles
Weight: not specified
Material: stainless steel
Heat safe: not specified
More features: includes steel rack, heat surround technology, dishwasher safe
Cuisinart is one of the most popular manufacturers of cooking utensils on the market today. The company produces pots, spoons, cutlery and so on including electrical kitchen appliances. It is therefore not surprising that the company has a product on this list of the best lasagna pans on the market.
This unit is big enough for a family meal. It comes with riveted stainless steel handles that make it easy to lift and place in and out of the oven. It also features a solid stainless rack for roasting. It is dishwasher safe and features a lifetime warranty as well.
The design of this unit is one of the most appealing we have seen. It comes with an elegant polish that will certainly make your kitchen look fantastic.
It comes with a roasting rack.
This rack gives you more options as you cook. The rack is safe to use as it is made from stainless steel. Therefore, you should not fear that it would react with your food.
When choosing a lasagna pan, it is important to choose a durable unit. Thankfully, this unit is very durable. From the pan to the rack, you can rest assured that you would use it for several years to come.
However, it comes with its downsides. One issue I had with this model is that it warps. The material of construction is not thick enough. Therefore, under high temperature, you might experience some warping.
More features: safe for microwave, oven, broiler and freezer, suitable for baking, roasting, extra wide handle holes, available in different colors and sizes
The next unit on this roundup is an excellent pan that takes care of your cooking requirements with a flourish. The Rachael Ray pan comes in a nice finish that can make your kitchen look quite lovely.
This unit offers excellent value for price. It comes with several useful features including a firmly fitting top and easy to hold handles. It looks quite great. It is also dishwasher safe.
One of the main reasons why many folks love this model is that it comes in a vibrant and bright color that adds life to your cooking.
It is made of durable materials and can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees. Furthermore, it sports a wide-angle handle design. This ensures that you can easily lift it out of the oven. It also offers you greater access as you cook.
Aside from being highly resistant to temperature, this model does not react to your food at all. Therefore, it is very safe to use.
As a stoneware model, it comes with all the attendant advantages and disadvantages. One thing that I did not like about this model is that it isn’t very durable. As it is stoneware, one errant drop or bump can cause chipping or irreversible breakage.
Material: double coated ceramic surface over 0.6 mm carbon steel
Heat safe: up to 536º F
Warranty: not specified
More features: available in different colors
Up next is a relatively popular ceramic model from Casaware.
This unit is one of the most popular on the market due to its combination of affordability and features. It comes with a high-temperature non-stick finish that lets you use it in high temperatures. It is safe to use and comes in a wide variety of colors.
Some of the colors it comes in include Cream-red, Brown granite, Cream-blue, and so on. Due to this variety, you can choose a color that would superbly complement the aesthetics of your kitchen space.
Away from the appearance, it comes with certain extra features that make it delightful to use. For instance, it comes with non-stick technology. As the name implies, your lasagna does not stick to the bottom during cooking. This makes it easier to cook and clean.
The finish on this model is also great because it allows it to cook food at high temperatures without damage. It can withstand up to 536 Fahrenheit.
An FDA approved product; it is safe to use.
It is made of carbon steel and ceramic. This combination makes it very durable and highly scratch-resistant.
What are our favorite features?
Comes in a wide variety of colors
High temperature tolerance
Non-stick surface makes cleaning and cooking easier
Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 1.5 in, each loaf – 3.5 x 1.5 in
Weight: 1 lbs
Material: heavy-weight carbon steel, silicone based coating
Heat safe: up to 450º F
Warranty: 25-year limited
More features: can make 3 different lasagnas at a time, suitable for baking, dishwasher safe
Unlike the others reviewed thus far, this unit comes with three compartments.
This unit is the best triple lasagna pan we tested. It comes with a unique design that lets you cook large portions. It is also built to withstand high temperatures. Due to the non-stick finish, it is very easy to clean. The metallic build means it is durable and will last for a long period.
These triple compartments mean that you can cook different types of lasagna simultaneously. This design makes it a must-have for many people.
Due to the unique structure, you can use it to cook for a party and for groups where the people have different tastes.
Aside from that feature, it is made from aluminized steel. This material makes the pan highly resistant to corrosion. It is also a very good conductor of heat. Therefore, it diffuses the heat evenly in the food and makes it cook better.
The unit can withstand temperatures of up to 450 degree. While this is lower than that of the options reviewed so far, it is still impressive enough.
It comes with a non-stick finish as well, which makes cleaning and cooking much easier.
More features: safe for microwave, oven, broiler and freezer, dishwasher safe
If you want a simple yet effective lasagna pan, then you should closely consider this model. This unit comes with generous depth and can be used in making lasagna with several toppings and layers. It is made of high-quality materials, easy to hold, and can withstand high temperatures. It is also versatile and is the best porcelain lasagna pan you can buy.
It features high-grade porcelain. This material makes the unit highly resistant to temperature change. Thus, you can put it in the microwave, oven or refrigerator without any fear of breaking.
It can easily withstand up to 500 degrees temperature.
It is dishwasher friendly too. Therefore, you do not have much stress to face during cleaning.
The major downside of this unit is that it lacks handles. Thus, you might find it quite cumbersome to move about.
More features: made in France, available in different colors, suitable for freezing up to -4 degrees F
This unit comes in several color and comes from a popular manufacturer. It is an excellent pan that can oscillate between extreme temperatures without damage. It is a ceramic lasagna pan that displays excellent heat retention and diffusion. It is the best lasagna pan for freezing right now.
The manufacturer is a relatively popular manufacturer that makes several high-quality kitchen utensils. Therefore, it isn’t very surprising to find this unit on this list.
The pan can withstand up to 520 degrees Fahrenheit and can survive a change in temperatures. Therefore, you can move it from the refrigerator to the oven without breakage. Additionally, it retains heats admirably. Thus, you can keep food in it for long periods without the food getting cold.
We also love that it can be cleaned with a dishwasher.
The only issue we had while testing this pan is that it is not scratch resistant. It also will break or chip if dropped.
More features: includes plastic cover, chrome rack, stainless steel spatula, heat surround technology, dishwasher safe, suitable for roasting an d baking
This unit is a 4-piece roaster and is the best lasagna pan set on the market. It is made from high-grade steel, features a lid, stainless spatula, and other useful features.
It is a very affordable unit that is made from decent materials that will last and withstand high temperatures. It comes with a pair of collapsible handles. This makes it easy to carry around and also ensures that it fits into any oven easily.
It comes in a 4-piece set. This includes the roaster pan, a lid, a roasting rack, and the spatula earlier mentioned.
All pieces in this set are durable and dishwasher friendly. They can, with the exception of the lid and spatula, withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees.
More features: made in USA, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, available in different colors
Up next is a unit that can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees. This unit looks amazing. The lovely design makes it the lasagna pan with the best design on this roundup. Apart from coming with a nice design, it is also quite good at retaining and diffusing temperature. It is durable and comes with handles that make it easy to remove the pan from the oven.
It is a versatile unit that can be used for serving vegetables, lasagna or casseroles. It weighs about 5lbs, which is relatively heavy.
It is a large unit with ceramic parts. Therefore, it is thermally resistant.
The downside of this unit is that it does not come with handles. It is also big, so you need to be sure that your oven will accommodate it before you buy.
More features: made in the UK, available in multiple colors, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, oven safe
This porcelain lasagna roaster or pan comes in a unique pebble design. It is 11.5″ long and 9.5″ wide. Therefore, it should quite easily accommodate your meals.
It is a beautiful model that is made of glass. As each unit is carefully produced, you will find it forms a unique part of your kitchen décor.
It comes as a dishwasher safe unit. Therefore, you will find it easy to clean. When cooking, it can withstand temperatures of up to 400 degrees. This is one of the lowest on this roundup. Thus, you should consider your cooking style before deciding on whether to purchase this unit.
It is a versatile pan that can be used for other stuff. It can also be used to store lasagna or other foods in the refrigerator.
Material: commercial grade and heavy gauge aluminized steel, food safe silicone non-stick coating
Heat safe: up to 450º F
More features: made in USA, commercial grade quality, unique corrugated surface design
The last, but not the least on this roundup is the USA Pans 1111RC.
This unit features a corrugated surface that is very durable and heat retentive. It can withstand up to 450 degrees in the oven.
Made in the USA, it is made under strict manufacturing processes. Hence, you can be assured of high quality and safety.
The unit weighs 2.65 lbs. Thus, it is relatively light. You can carry it around easily; removing it from the oven is easy.
What are our favorite features?
Built to last
Nice heat tolerance
What could be better?
Design could be better
Things to Consider
In the reviews above, we considered 10 products that come with several features that make them a must-have for anyone cooking lasagna from home. In creating that roundup, we considered several important factors. Now in this section, we will consider some of these factors. We will also see more information that can help you make a good buying decision.
Why choose a Lasagna Pan?
There are several advantages offered by using a lasagna pan in making your lasagna.
Let’s see some benefits.
They are versatile
Lasagna pans can be used in cooking different meals and recipes. From egg casserole to mac and cheese, a lasagna pan comes in very handy.
Lasagna pans are easy to clean.
They can be stored in a refrigerator
They are quite affordable
How is a Lasagna Pan different from other pans?
There are several reasons why a lasagna pan is different from other types of pans. We will see the difference between a lasagna pan, a roasting pan, and a cake pan.
A lasagna pan or baking dish comes in different sizes and shapes. It is made from different materials ranging from ceramics to stoneware and stainless steel.
They usually have deep sides and most of the best units on the market feature a rectangular design. Lasagna pans have different features with some coming with lids and can be stored in a fridge. As they are used in the oven, they are expected to be able to withstand high temperatures.
A roasting pan is often made from a scrub-resistant material. As the name implies, it is mainly for roasting meat. Therefore, the result is that the juices from the meat are nearly impossible to remove from the pan. Where the lasagna pan is made from different materials, the roasting pan is mainly made from aluminium.
These pans are made to hold large portions of roasted meat. They come with elevated sides that serve to hold the meat’s juices. Furthermore, these units come with depressed bottoms and a rack to separate the meat from the juices.
The cake pan or baking pan is used for baking. It comes in different shapes, although the rectangular units are the most popular on the market.
Cake pans are made from aluminium or stainless steel or even silicone. They heat up quickly and cool down quickly too.
Features to Consider
There are several factors that can influence your buying decision. Let’s consider the most important ones.
The size of the food you want to prepare will affect the medium of preparation, and lasagna is no different. The size of the lasagna will determine the size of the pan you will buy.
Therefore, before making a purchase consider such factors as the number of people you would be cooking for. One of the largest we reviewed is the USA Pans 1111RC.
Since the pan is very versatile and can be used in preparing other stuff, you should also consider the size of the servings.
Answering these questions will help you choose the best lasagna pans on the market. Most of the options on the market, and even on our roundup have a range of 13 x 9 x 3”. However, you can certainly get bigger options on the market.
Another important consideration when looking at the size includes considering the depth and overall size of the base.
Remember that your pan goes into an oven. Therefore, it wouldn’t make much sense to buy a model that cannot fit into an oven properly.
The pan depth is very important, especially if you cook your lasagna with several toppings and layers. You should consider the size of the lasagna after all your ingredients have been cooked.
Look around the market, and you will find that most pans labelled ‘lasagna pans’ come in a rectangular shape. It is the most common and arguably the most comfortable for users.
However, there are several other designs available on the market right now. Manufacturers are now making lasagna pans with varied designs and colors. But if you need a classic option, the Portmeirion Sophie Conran Pebble Lasagna/Roaster is your best pick.
Many of the latest options on the market are relatively lightweight and heat up quickly.
Nevertheless, rectangular pans still hold certain advantages over other designs. For example, the shape means that it can contain more food than other designs. It also makes it easy to handle. A rectangular pan also comes with a 3 in 1 capability. And the design of the handles makes it easy to carry in and out of the oven.
The material that the pan is made of is very important.
The material affects how quickly the pan heats up, the heat retention, and storage. If you buy a pan with materials that are slow to heat, you might spend a long time cooking.
Aside from the speed of heating, it is also important that the material is durable. It should be able to take drops and impacts without damage. If made of steel, it should be rust-resistant.
Some of the most popular materials used in the creation of lasagna pans are:
Stainless steel is great as it holds high temperatures very well and can be transferred from the stove to the oven. Furthermore, high-quality stainless steel continues to look good for a long time. For example, the ExcelSteel 531model is made from stainless steel.
If you are choosing a stainless steel model, you should carefully look at the rivets, roasting racks and handles to see that they are as good as the steel of the pan itself.
Stoneware is another material used in making Lasagna pans. It comes in a wide variety of colors. Hence, aside from using it for cooking, you can also use it to decorate your kitchen. An example of a pan like this is the Rachael Ray 55052lasagna pan. Stoneware pans can withstand plenty of heat. The drawback of this material is that it is not very durable. One drop and it can shatter to pieces.
Ceramics are very handy when used in making lasagna pans. They look attractive and provide high heating. The problem is that it can stain easily.
Enamel coated pans are very durable and can withstand years of abuse without damage. The downside of this material is that it might not be dishwasher safe. It can also be cumbersome to remove from the oven.
As with several other objects in the kitchen and around the home, a top-notch lasagna pan can last for several years before you ever have to think about replacing it.
The durability often depends on what you decide to use the pan for.
If you use the pan in baking every week, you will likely notice defects more quickly. Some things that would likely occur include chipped parts. If you are using a stainless steel model, it will last for a long time so far you don’t subject the pan to rigorous and over-zealous scrubbing.
It is important to consider the handles when buying your next lasagna pan. Handles are very useful as they allow you to grab and lift the pan easily. However, handles can become a problem if you are baking in a small oven.
Most units reviewed come with integrated handles.
Another important factor to consider is the amount of temperature that the pan is capable of handling. The best units can withstand plenty of heat. If you buy a model with low-temperature tolerance, it can break in the oven, leaving a mess.
Aside from the ability to be used in high temperatures, it is also essential to consider a model that can safely move from extreme temperatures. For instance, it is great to have models that can move from a freezer to an oven without any adverse effects. If the pan doesn’t have this ability, it can break easily. The CasaWare Lasagna Pancan withstand up to 536 degrees Fahrenheit.
When choosing a lasagna pan, it is important to consider the warranty period. This factor is usually an indicator of the level of trust that a manufacturer has in their model. If the model comes with a short warranty period, then you must be buying a unit that will not last.
A lengthy warranty period comes in handy when you have issues with your pan. We recommend looking for a unit with a lengthy warranty period. The USA Pans 1111RCcomes with an excellent warranty.
As with other products on the market, lasagna pans come in a wide variety of prices. Some are relatively expensive while others are great if you are on a budget. For example, the CasaWare Lasagna Panis a popular, affordable unit.
Type of Pan
There are several types of pans on the market right now. The most popular include the Deepdish, Triple compartment pan, and the Roasting pan.
The Deepdish, as the name implies, is built deep. It has a depth of more than 2 inches. It is ideal if you are looking to cook lasagna with several layers or toppings since it has more than enough room.
The triple compartment comes with dividers that make three slots. It allows you to cook different types of lasagna at the same time.
The roasting pan is large and used for roasting.
Each pan comes with extra features that make it attractive to buyers. Some of the most popular extra features found on lasagna pans are non-stick finishes.
When making a buying choice, some of the most important features to consider are the size, heat tolerance, and the material. We recommend choosing a unit that is at least 13” in length, and that has up to 9” width. You should also look for a model that can withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit if you can get a unit with even higher tolerance, the better. The material should be durable and come with important characteristics. The buying guide above contains in-depth information about each of these parameters.
Both materials have merits and disadvantages. For instance, metal pans are better at conducting heat. They also distribute the heat more evenly in the lasagna. However, some metals are not safe for cooking as they react with the food.
Glass is unreactive. However, it takes a long period to get heated. It also does not cool down quickly. If you are looking to keep the lasagna warm, you would be better off with a glass model.
As you can see, each material offers advantages and disadvantages. You have to choose which one you’d prefer.
Yes. These pans are very versatile and can be used on the stovetop. However, for even cooking, it is better to use an oven in baking the lasagna.
Choosing the best Lasagna pan is no easy feat. There are simply so many options on the market. However, knowing what to look for can help you in choosing correctly. We have reviewed ten of the best options on the market right now. From the roundup, we highly recommend the Cuisinart 7117-16UR. This unit is big enough for a family meal. It comes with riveted stainless steel handles that make it easy to lift and place in and out of the oven. It also features a solid stainless rack for roasting. It is dishwasher safe and features a lifetime warranty as well. The Rachael Ray 55052 is our value pick and offers excellent value for price. It comes several useful features including a firmly fitting top and easy to hold handles. It looks quite great. It is also dishwasher safe. For those on a budget, the CasaWare Lasagna Pan is a great pick. This unit is one of the most popular on the market due to its combination of affordability and features. It comes with a high-temperature non-stick finish that lets you use it in high temperatures. It is safe to use and comes in a wide variety of colors.
We hope this review and guide helps you to choose the best lasagna pan on the market. Happy baking!