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    Default Pan thickness

    I've been looking at pans on line and have found they range from 18 to 24 gauge. Is it better to go with the thicker or thinner. If I remember correctly the lower the gauge number the thicker the metal.

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    Most commercial pans are 20 or 22 ga. You are correct, the lower the number, the thicker the metal. The ticker the metal the poorer the heat transfer. It's a balance between strength and heat transfer. My last pan set was ordered by me, custom made. It was 22 ga. Excellent heat transfer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    Most commercial pans are 20 or 22 ga. You are correct, the lower the number, the thicker the metal. The ticker the metal the poorer the heat transfer. It's a balance between strength and heat transfer. My last pan set was ordered by me, custom made. It was 22 ga. Excellent heat transfer.
    Good to hear that 22 ga is good, that is what my pan will be made of.
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    Thank you for the replies

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