Steam Table pans are metal trays that contain food on buffet tables and salad bars. Known as hotel pans in professional kitchens, they are common in the food service industry but seldom used at home.
Stainless steel construction makes them non-reactive, oven proof and dishwasher safe. A wide assortment of sizes and shapes creates unlimited opportunities for the amateur cook. They can be used in every step of the cooking process from mis-en-place to storage of leftovers.
Although relatively inexpensive, their practical value far exceeds their price tags. So go to your local restaurant supply company and get yourself some of these pans. You’ll be glad you did.