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The best baking sheet you can buy – Business Insider

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The Insider Pick:

  • A top-quality baking sheet is easy to handle, cleans up effortlessly, and bakes food without warping or buckling. The Nordic Ware Aluminum Baker’s Half Sheet is our top pick because it is cost-effective, won’t warp, and produces evenly baked goods.

A baking sheet is just one of those tools that you need in your kitchen. Whether you are baking cookies, roasting vegetables, reviving frozen foods, or making a fancy jelly roll, you need a baking sheet (also known as a cookie sheet). That’s why we’ve done the research to find the best baking sheets you can buy.

All of the baking sheets in our guide are made of aluminum or aluminized steel. Aluminum is a popular material for cookware because it is durable, resistant to corrosion, inexpensive, and, most importantly, distributes heat evenly. When aluminum is paired with steel to make aluminized steel, you get an even more heavy duty pan, which also tends to cost slightly more. Stainless steel is another popular material, but it does not conduct heat as well and requires more finesse when cleaning.

Pay special attention to the size of the baking sheet you are looking to buy. Though the standard half-sheet size is 18 by 13 inches, companies try to save on materials by shaving fractions of an inch off of this measurement. For most purposes, that’s fine, but it’s still important to be aware of a pans’ dimensions.

You’ll have to consider whether you want a rimmed or rimless baking sheet. There are benefits to each style. With a rimmed baking sheet, you can cook items that might release juices or roll around without making a mess in your oven. On the other hand, rimless sheets take up less storage space and baked goods slide off easily.

We also recommend buying a cooling rack that fits inside of your baking sheet. This will allow air to circulate around your food, which lends itself to more even baking and roasting.

While researching the best cookie sheets, we examined hundreds of buyer and expert reviews as well as the ratings of dozens of pans. The baking sheets included in our guide have a sturdy construction, bake foods evenly, and are simple to clean.

Read on in the slides below to find out why the Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet is our pick and why you might prefer the Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set, the AirBake Nonstick Cookie Sheet, the OXO Good Grips Pro Nonstick Cookie Sheet, and the Chicago Metallic Professional Non-Stick Cookie/Jelly-Roll Pan.

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