Originally Posted by Andy M.
Side by side should be OK as long as there is an inch or more of space all around the two pans and in between them for heated air to circulate. This will ensure more even cooking of the cakes.
I don't know if she took out one shelf for the picture or not, but if she has only one shelf, she will do better with the smaller pans, side by side like you said Andy.
And who do you know except for those with a self cleaning oven, has an oven that looks that new?