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Old 04-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #11
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To me, a baking dish is anything you bake in that isn't metal. If it's metal, it's a baking pan.

Just my opinion though.
Mine too.

Except (cat-amongst-the-pigeons time) over here a pan is a vessel with a handle used on the hob aka saucepan but not only used for sauces. A baking pan is a baking tin. We just like to be different.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:53 PM   #12
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I'm sort of like Kayelle. But since every one is the boss in their own kitchen, I've never given it much thought or had any sort of strong feeling over naming a baking vessel of any kind.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:35 PM   #13
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One of these is a baking dish because it's stoneware and the other is a baking pan because it's cast iron? Really??? I don't think material is a factor.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:45 PM   #14
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PAN Definition - 1. Pan | Define Pan at Dictionary.com
2. pan - Yahoo Dictionary Search Results
3.cookie sheet - encyclopedia article about cookie sheet.
4. cooking terms
5.Food, Cooking, Ingredient, Equipment Glossary: Definitions, More

Baking Dish
1.http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/baking-dish
2.http://www.seesimilar.com/search.php?query=Pyrex%20Baking%20Dishes&cid=4146& gclid=CLfe4s3f8r0CFaw-MgodIzoAiA
3.Baking Pans products - Grainger Industrial Supply


I'm not sure what is what. I do know that every time, and I mean every time I looked up baking pan, in Yahoo, Google, even Ebay, I got hits on metalic cooking/baking vessels. Every time I looked up baking dish, I got hits on glass, ceramic, or stoneware.

I believe that it's commonly accepted that pan refers to metal, while dish refers to non-metal.

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Old 04-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #15
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Then there's this...

Baking Pan - Definition and Cooking Information - RecipeTips.com

Material is clearly not a factor.
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If this is hard for you guys ......just think how confusing this is for new cooks. Sorry never intended to cause a issue with this. But it is very confusing with all the information you find.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:06 PM   #17
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If this is hard for you guys ......just think how confusing this is for new cooks. Sorry never intended to cause a issue with this. But it is very confusing with all the information you find.

There's no need to apologize. The fact is, no one is going to care if you call it a dish or a pan.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:12 PM   #18
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To me, a baking dish is anything you bake in that isn't metal. If it's metal, it's a baking pan.

Just my opinion though.


That's what I said.

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There's no need to apologize. The fact is, no one is going to care if you call it a dish or a pan.
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There's no need to apologize. The fact is, no one is going to care if you call it a dish or a pan.
Like. :-)

I can make a casserole, but it doesn't need to be in a "casserole" dish, with a lid and all. Often it's just a matter of semantics. Have fun with what you have, mumu, and if you don't overthink it, you'll do just fine.
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