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malvern girl Jun 4, 2009 02:42 PM

Can anyone recommend a brand of cookie sheets that won't warp in the oven once they get hot?

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    miss.foodie Jun 5, 2009 10:50 PM

    I have the Chicago Metallic Professional half sheet pans and they don't warp. I bought mine from HomeSense here in Canada. You can probably find them some times at places like HomeGoods, TJ Maxx or Marshalls (which is the US version of HomeSense and Winners here in Canada). I also have a Wilton Avanti half sheet pan. Even though it looks as sturdy, if not more sturdy than the chicago metallic ones when it is cool, the Wilton Avanti warps REALLY badly once they get hot.

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      kayakado Jun 5, 2009 08:50 AM

      I have had really good luck with the wilton one's. I can get them for about * or $9 dollars at Joanns or Michael with a coupon. I usually wait for a coupon to stock up. I make hundreds of cookies at a time and these pans have held up. They only have a lip on one edge - real cookie sheets --not jelly roll pans!

      1. ivanova Jun 5, 2009 08:09 AM

        I received Chicago Metalic half sheet jelly roll pans for Christmas and they are great. No warping at all. They also make cooke sheets that receive high marks. If you search Amazon on Chicago Metallic sheet pans it should come right up.

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          knet Jun 4, 2009 08:10 PM

          I have half sheet and quarter sheet sizes in the Williams Sonoma Commercial Quality and I have never looked back. They do not warp at all, even at the highest temperatures and they are used constantly for baking, roasting, etc. I haven't ever used anything comparable. Not to suggest that there are not excellent alternatives but these are definitely the best I have ever had and I feel they will last a lifetime.

          1. David A. Goldfarb Jun 4, 2009 07:05 PM

            Mine are Wearever 5314, which are quite heavy. They won't warp under normal oven temperatures, but will under the broiler, and they'll flatten as they cool.

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              David A. Goldfarb Jun 5, 2009 08:01 AM

              I should say that by "normal oven temperatures" I mean up to 550 deg F.

              Situations where I've seen them warp are when I've done something like put a cold pan with some cold fish fillets under the broiler. These are them--

              http://www.instawares.com/half-size-n...

            2. scubadoo97 Jun 4, 2009 03:31 PM

              The big aluminum half sheet pans that you get in restaurant supply stores don't warp when hot. Can be lined with parchment paper or silicone pad for cookies or other items you don't want to stick

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                RGC1982 Jun 4, 2009 03:58 PM

                I think the key is that the half-sheet pans tend to be thicker than the smaller cookie sheets you find in the supermarket. Most of those are non-stick and much thinner. I have never been disappointed in the large half-sheet pans I found at Sam's Club, nor their more expensive half and quarter-sheet cousins at William Sonoma.

                I did find really nice bakeware at Tom Thumb -- I want to say it has the name "Chicago" in it, but none of the pans I bought have any labels left.

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                  Sherri Jun 4, 2009 09:11 PM

                  I've used eight of these (commercial half sheet pans) for over twenty years in my home kitchen and never had anything close to warping. They're total workhorses. They should cost less that $10 each and last a lifetime (read: NO warping, if you never put cold liquid on a hot sheet pan). I turn them upside-down for pizza & certain breads, in a 550 degree oven, and they don't warp.

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                    scubadoo97 Jun 5, 2009 07:42 AM

                    Yes these commercial 1/2 sheet pans do a good job. Very stable and don't warp even at extreme temps of over 500*.. Don't know why anyone would buy expensive ones from WS.

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                    kchurchill5 Jun 5, 2009 07:47 AM

                    those are the only ones I have ever found that don't warp. I have bought or got presents of top line sheets. They all warp. Now I only have restaurant supply ones. They have a regular size cookie sheet too I would never buy an expensive one as mentioned by some and agree with those who said the 1/2 sheets or even smaller ones available are great. They are perfect and hold up through anything and last for years. My one is probably 20+ and looks brand new.

                  3. Politeness Jun 4, 2009 03:08 PM

                    malvern girl, this one: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

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