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This pan was given to me recently, apparently it was with the other baking items we got from my Grandmother. It is very shallow and appears to have a no-stick coating. As you can see there's a ring around the outside as well as a depression in the center, with slanted sides.

What is this pan called, and what is it used for?

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Does it separate into two parts? If so, it's probably a pie dish with a drip catcher –  Niall C. Nov 28 '12 at 1:55
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Are you sure this is a pan and not a cover for a pan or pot? –  rumtscho Nov 28 '12 at 12:19
    
It doesn't separate. It's one pan. There were, however, two of them in the box. It doesn't seem to be a lid for anything else that I already had or that also came in the box of goodies. I also don't think it'd be a lid because it's no-stick and I've never seen a lid that had a no-stick coating. Not that it couldn't exist.. –  Mchic1 Nov 28 '12 at 14:57

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That is a Holzit pie pan, used for making berry pies, where the filling may expand and run over the side of the pie during baking.

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It could be used for something like cheesecake which some recipes call for a water bath around the baking pan. So this allows you to put water around the inner pan for a water bath!

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But the inside looks like it is shaped like a pie pan, not a cake pan. Plus the water bath should the cheese cake instead of just around the perimeter. –  SAJ14SAJ Nov 28 '12 at 11:50
    
Ouch...I can't believe I got down voted. :) I've actually seen cheesecake made in a pie tin. –  milesmeow Nov 29 '12 at 7:46

this looks like something you might put on top of your stove, some pre made pancake only pan that you buy on tv late at night.

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I couldn't make sense of your answer. Are you suggesting it is used for reheating pre-made pancakes, or keeping them warm? Have you seen these for sale via TV shopping? –  Chris Steinbach Nov 30 '12 at 4:10

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