Metal bakeware is a popular, affordable option. There are two different kinds.
Carbon steel: Strong carbon steel bakeware is the dependable workhorse of the kitchen. The metal heats quickly — perfect for crisping up pizza crusts at a high heat. The colour of the pans can vary from light to dark. Here’s a baking secret — the darker the pan, the darker your crust will be. Some carbon steel pans are available with silicone insert handles for a comfortable grip.
Aluminized steel: Like its counterpart carbon steel, aluminized bakeware is durable and renowned for providing evenly distributed heat. It comes in a variety of thicknesses, which does affect the price point.
Be sure to use silicone or wooden spatulas and spoons on all metal pans, so you don’t accidentally scratch them.