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Sep 9, 2009 01:40 PM

Anyone know a brand name that makes GOOD baking sheets?

My first baking sheet was an Oneida but it's of poor quality (some of its grayish-colored coating comes off every time I wash it and it might even be coming off into my food when I use it, too), and so I'm planning to replace it.

I want to get it right this time. Any advice?


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  1. FWIW Cooks Illustrated usually ranks Vollrath pretty high.

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    1. re: ferret

      Just saw an America's Test Kitchen episode a few days ago where they rated sheet pans. The winner was not very expensive, and not Vollrath. It's probably on their website.

      1. re: greygarious

        Lincoln Food Service Heavy Duty Sheet Pan is their Highly Recommended,

        1. re: grnidkjun

          Four lincoln half sheet pans and a box of baking parchment are about all I ever use anymore, and I've tried a lot of different pans.

          1. re: grnidkjun

            Lincoln and Vollrath are the same (Vollrath bought Lincoln, IIRC)

      2. I purchased 3 Chicago Metallic sheet trays on sale at a Pier One store. I don't know how they compare price/performance wise with Volrath, but they are solid and heavy and hard workers.

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        1. re: ctscra


          I can't use coated pans in my house because I have birds. I buy the chicago metallic plain half sheet pans and they've held up great for me so far.

          1. re: meadandale

            I'm pretty sure most of the commercial grade bakeware with coatings just have a silicone coating (which eventually wears away) over aluminized steel. So I'm not sure you need to worry about the problems that might be possible with other types of coatings, even for your birds.

            1. re: will47

              " Pretty sure" doesn't cut it for me. I have nothing non-stick (PTFE) in my house and if it says 'non stick' but is vague about what makes it non-stick I won't buy it on the off chance it could contain teflon or similar ingredients.

              All it takes is one overheated pan to kill every bird in your house.

        2. andyt, We cannot believe that four replies have been posted before this, among which none have recommended Doughmakers:

          1. I bought the WS commercial quality half sheets and quarter sheets and I have never been disappointed in them. No warping at the highest heats and great performance.

            1. Currently I use the cookie sheets sold by Williams Sonoma. Their gold ones. I don't care for non-stick but I also don't care for aluminum. I also almost always use parchment paper though so things aren't usually touching the sheet anyways. And I can dihwasher them so that makes me very happy.

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              1. re: Allice98

                Another happy WS customer here. They seem to do the job nicely.