**They are the same thing**. Yes, you read that correctly. Pans made by different manufacturers may vary slightly by depth—2 inches versus 2 ¼ inches, for example.

## What size is a 13×9 pan?

13 inches by 9 inches

Because there are no defined standards for bakeware, not all 13×9 pans are actually, well, **13 inches by 9 inches**. Sometimes it might be due to a thicker edge, sometimes it might just be due to the pan’s design. Regardless, it’s important that you use a pan that is the right size.

## What can I use instead of a 9×13 pan?

Alternative baking pan sizes: your takeaways

An **8” square pan** and 9” round pan can be used interchangeably for cake and bar recipes. A recipe written for a 9” x 13” pan can also be made in two 9” round pans; one 9” round and one 8” round, or two 8” round pans.

## How is a 9×13 pan measured?

Don’t forget to consider your pan’s depth, too. The average 13×9 pan is two inches deep. You can measure for depth **by holding a ruler straight up (no slanting!) in the bottom of the dish**. A shallower pan may not hold all of your batter whereas a deeper pan may not cook evenly through the center.

## How many 9×13 pans are in a sheet pan?

For a rectangle, simply take the measurements of the long side and the short side of a rectangular one and multiply them, i.e. 9×13=117 square inches. From this you can see that you can substitute **two 8” pans** for the 9”x13” one as 2×64 = 128 square inches which is close enough.

## What is a 9×13 pan used for?

Good thing most recipes for 9×13 baking dishes are meant to serve crowds. Whether it’s **cake recipes, holiday dishes, or just classic casseroles**, these large baking pans can hold and cook almost anything you’d want. You can marinate chicken or beef in one of these pans, roast vegetables, even bake a pie.

## What size pan is 2 9×13?

It would seem like a no-brainer that doubling a 9″ x 13″ recipe would be perfect in a **13″ x 18″** half-sheet pan. After all, 117 x 2 = 234 exactly. All the beauty and perfection that is mathematics says it should work, but there’s one hitch. The sides of the pan.

## Are two 8×8 pans equal a 9×13?

The area of a 9×13 pan is 117 square inches. The area of a 8×8 pan on the other hand, is 64 square inches, or close to half that of a 9×13 pan. This means you can scale a recipe down from a 9×13 pan to an 8×8 pan by simply halving the recipe. Conversely, **to go from a 8×8 pan to a 9×13 pan, you double the recipe**.