Aluminized Steel

Aluminized Steel. Sheet steel, as used for baking pan (q.v.) manufacture, that is coated with aluminum instead of tin. Tinplate (q.v.), long a traditional material for fabricating baking pans, has certain drawbacks that are not encountered with aluminized steel. The extremely thin aluminum coating readily withstands the stresses created by the shaping, seaming and drawing operations during pan manufacture without damage, imparts high corrosion resistance to the pans, and will tolerate temperatures up to 1220¦F (660¦C) without change.