Seen Bobby Flay's ads for ceramic baking sheets? What do you think?
Recently I've seen his commercials hawking his cookware and electrics for Kohl's. I was really surprised to see the line has in it ceramic baking pans, shown for baking cookies. Now, I know that some participants here have noted that they don't really like ceramic for baking. I believe the concerns that most noted was that they don't really like the way that crusts and bottoms of breads and cakes, etc., turn out. *I* love my ceramic bakeware and am very happy with the quality of the final products. However, I'm having a hard time thinking about baking cookies on ceramic, and was wondering what you all think? Wouldn't ceramic store an awful lot of heat--i.e., if you peeked and thought you needed to turn the temp up or down, would ceramic respond quickly enough? Also, would it take longer for the sheets to cool down once a batch of cookies are baked, thereby delaying how quickly you could re-use the pans? I've never seen cookies baked on ceramic before, and I asking myself if there are good reasons for that. And I guess I'm asking you all the same. ;-)
I've baked my bread pudding in ceramic and in regular non stick and the truth is that ceramic wont make the proper crust i look for in the bottom of my pudding when the non-stick makes a fantastic one.
I use ceramic usually for my Flans.
I would buy though the ceramic baking sheet to make my Gypsy Arm (jelly roll) since I don't need crispness for that cake =)
Under "Cookware" there's a 9 x13 baking *dish* made out of terra cotta ...
I also checked all the other Food Network bakeware at Kohl's:
Perhaps it's just not out yet. (I also have not yet seen that commercial).