Aluminum Shavings Falling Off in Baking sheets

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by NOMaste Baking Co., Jan 26, 2018.

  1. NOMaste Baking Co.

    NOMaste Baking Co.

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    Hello, all. I run a small bakery in Phoenix and we are having some issues. We use aluminum baking sheets on steel racks. Every time we slide these aluminum racks in or out of the oven, aluminum shavings are falling off of the baking sheets. Does anyone else have this problem? What can be done about it?
     
  2. harpua

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    That's weird. Are the pans new? Is there just a ton of friction when you slide them in and out of the oven?
     
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    Everything is relatively new (few months), but there's not an obscene amount of friction or anything.
     
  4. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Did you contact your supplier and tell them about the issue?
     
  5. panini

    panini

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    common, but not good or healthy.
    cause: atomic hydrogen (only know this from blacksmith/welding hobby). Usually a reaction from the type of soap you are using. High heat like pan washing machines accelerates the process. Basically the same thing as when you put an aluminum pan in your home dishwasher. It comes out black or with a residue. There is a flaking process involved in that. 1st. change soap you're using on the sheet pans. Always try to hand wash them. When you have some free time, it's probably a good thing to temper all your sheet pans and hand wash from there. When you temper them, if your oven is large enough, lay the pans upside down and cross-ways on your rack. This only to reduce metal to metal contact.
    oh, make sure when you remove baked product, go from the bottom - up, until they stop flaking.
     
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