A Pan Passed its time to Pretty Pizza Peel

dcarch7July 20, 2014

Each year, billions of non-stick pans get trashed. OK they are recycled. Metal cannot be recycling too many times, and recycling also pollutes.

Re-purposing, re-using is a better strategy.

Here is an idea to re-purpose an expired aluminum pan.

Aluminum is soft and very easy to work with. You can hammer the pan to flatten it and turn it to a useful conversation piece when you have a pizza party.

dcarch

This post was edited by dcarch on Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 11:39

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ann_t

Very nice. And very pretty. Even the pizza is pretty.

~Ann

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:28AM
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lascatx

Cool.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 12:59PM
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chas045

Yes, very apeeling. ;-]

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 2:04PM
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arlocat

Very artsy. I love the engraving. Great idea.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 2:32PM
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plllog

PRETTY!!!

I know guys who might take it to stage 1, or even 2, but wouldn't decorate it beyond their initials. That's really lovely.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 3:11PM
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foodonastump

Should have been Prime, not Time, to complete the alliteration, no? :)

Very nice. What is used for the reverse image sections?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 3:22PM
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mtnester

I have the feeling of deja vu--I get the sense that I've seen you post this, or maybe something similar, a few years ago. Was it a different pan? In any case, I love the design.

Sue

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 5:56PM
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jasdip

That's fantastic! The skillet didn't even look that bad that you re-purposed. The pizza looks good too, btw.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 6:44PM
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mustangs81

Another amazing project! Does your mind keep you awake at night?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 7:37PM
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dcarch7

Thank you, thank you! Thank you everyone. I appreciate your kind flatteries.

Cathy, âÂÂAnother amazing project! Does your mind keep you awake at night?âÂÂ

No, as long as I have my security blanket. :-)

Jasdip, âÂÂ---The skillet didn't even look that bad that you re-purposed. -------âÂÂ

Did you see the picture showing the bottom?

FOAS, âÂÂShould have been Prime, not Time, to complete the alliteration, no? :)
Very nice. What is used for the reverse image sections?âÂÂ

I gave it some thought âÂÂpassed its primeâ means Still OK, but not as good. I decided to go with âÂÂPassed its timeâ of usefulness. Then wordsmithing is not my pastime. :-)
Sharp eyes! There is a liquid I use that will turn aluminum black.

Sue, â I have the feeling of deja vu--I get the sense that I've seen you post this, or maybe something similar, a few years ago. Was it a different pan ? In any case, I love the design.âÂÂ

Sue, you have good memory. I think you may be remembering some other projects I have posted using old frying pans.

Dcarch

This post was edited by dcarch on Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 21:17

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:33PM
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annie1992

dcarch, I agree with Ann T, both the peel and the pizza are pretty, but I really like that triangular spade, that's very unique.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:53PM
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mtnester

Dcarch, if I have a good memory, it's because the concept and the artistry are unique and delightful! I hope the birds appreciate your talent!

Sue

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 9:23PM
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Islay_Corbel

Lovely things!!! You're a very talented person!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 2:12AM
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dcarch7

Thank you Annie. As it turned out, the hand spade is a great idea. All the gardening spades I have seen are too small for many tasks. This one works well. I wonder why they don't make bigger ones.

Sue, I made the bird bath so that the birds will not pick on my tomatoes because there are no places they can get a drink in my area. The idea panned out. :-)

Islay, thanks. Re-cycling is enjoyable for me, including turning leftover food into new dishes.

dcarch

BTW, the fountain for the birdbath is solar energy operated. No batteries or electric power needed. Inexpensive and works well.

This post was edited by dcarch on Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 7:16

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:55AM
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sally2_gw

Wow!

Sally

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:30AM
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shirl36

Don't stop reposting...the ones of us who missed the first time or worst yet forgot enjoys second time around!!

It is just incrediable how your mind works. How do you have time for all this?

Shirl

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 11:37AM
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westsider40

You are truly an artist. Not a craftsperson, nor an artisan but an artist. Not that I really know the difference but my gut tells me so.

Thanks for letting us see.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 1:39PM
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jasdip

I love the spade, DC!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:33PM
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annie1992

I agree, dcarch, a much better size than those little flimsy tiny things they try to pawn off as a "trowel". Pah, I couldn't plant anything with some of those! Yours is the best of both worlds, both beautiful AND functional.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:57PM
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solsthumper

Nodding in assent.

Dcarch, I like your pizza peel, but the 'pretty' description just doesn't fit.

To me, the pan with its black base and silver scrolls 'screams' Rock n' Roll.
Certainly a piece that hip chef, Kerry Simon, would covet.

Sol

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 3:43PM
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dcarch7

Thanks again everyone!

It's inspiring to be part of this community. A lot more than cooking, there are so many talented members to draw ideas from; museum quality sculptor, weaver, furniture designer, cabinet maker, photographer, ceramic maker, painter ---------------.

dcarch

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:22PM
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dcarch7

duplicate deleted.

dcarch

This post was edited by dcarch on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 16:31

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:26PM
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sleevendog

Saw this the other night at work... immediately wondered what i should make, : )
I seldom use a hand trowel...i use a scarpani most small digging for infant plant starts.
I do need a bird bath and have a few solar fountains...(a dumpster dive in mid-town)
Hmmm...fun designing ideas for the up-coming weekend. Always re-purposing and making things from found objects. I do have a few of those pans i never use any more.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 1:01AM
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