The Best Baking Sheet

The Best Baking Sheet

Our pick

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

The best baking sheet

This sturdy, inexpensive sheet pan bakes evenly and will last for years.

Buying Options

$11* from Target
$10 from Walmart

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $10.

We chose the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet as our top baking sheet in our original 2013 review, and after years of heavy use at home and in our test kitchen, we’ve found it still lies flat and bakes cookies to an even golden brown. Some aluminum sheet pans may perform on a par with it, but the Nordic Ware consistently costs the least for a pan of its quality. It’s a durable workhorse of a pan that can handle a wide variety of tasks, from roasting crisp oven fries to cooking a quick sheet pan dinner.

Advertisement

Runner-up

Artisan Half Size Aluminum Baking Sheet

Artisan Half Size Aluminum Baking Sheet

Similar performance, higher price

This 13-by-18-inch pan performs nearly as well and looks almost identical to our main pick but usually costs a few dollars more.

Buying Options

$35* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $17.

If our main pick sells out, the Artisan Half Size Aluminum Baking Sheet is a decent runner-up. Like the Nordic Ware, it’s made of strong, uncoated 18-gauge aluminum that stands up to high heat. In our tests it browned oven chips a little darker than the Nordic Ware, and it costs more than our main pick, a price bump with which we saw no increase in performance. Better to get the Nordic Ware, if you can.

Also great

Vollrath Wear-Ever Cookie Sheet

Vollrath Wear-Ever Cookie Sheet

A pretty good rimless cookie sheet

If you prefer a rimless sheet to slide cookies easily onto a cooling rack, this one is less likely to char baked goods than thinner sheets, and its two handles make rotating the sheet in the oven easy.

Buying Options

$32* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $25.

We prefer the added versatility of a rimmed sheet, but if you like rimless cookie sheets, we recommend the Vollrath Wear-Ever Cookie Sheet. In our testing, this two-handled sheet was easy to rotate in the oven, capable of baking cookies evenly, and simple to clean. Made of 10-gauge aluminum, it’s even thicker than our main pick, which is necessary to keep it from warping without the structural support of rims. It isn’t as versatile as our main pick, because it can’t contain roasting vegetables or the juices from a sheet pan dinner.

Everything we recommend

Our pick

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet

The best baking sheet

This sturdy, inexpensive sheet pan bakes evenly and will last for years.

Buying Options

$11* from Target
$10 from Walmart

May be out of stock

*At the time of publishing, the price was $10.

Runner-up

Artisan Half Size Aluminum Baking Sheet

Artisan Half Size Aluminum Baking Sheet

Similar performance, higher price

This 13-by-18-inch pan performs nearly as well and looks almost identical to our main pick but usually costs a few dollars more.

Buying Options

$35* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $17.

Also great

Vollrath Wear-Ever Cookie Sheet

Vollrath Wear-Ever Cookie Sheet

A pretty good rimless cookie sheet

If you prefer a rimless sheet to slide cookies easily onto a cooling rack, this one is less likely to char baked goods than thinner sheets, and its two handles make rotating the sheet in the oven easy.

Buying Options

$32* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $25.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *