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Baking Sheet with rack?

I see cooks on food network often using baking sheets with a rack inside them to keep the food off the bottom of the pan. What are these? I have not seen them in the stores. Are they using a baking pan with a cooling rack insterted in them? If so, how can you be sure the cooling rack you buy will fit in the baking sheet you already have or buy? Can they be bought as a set?

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  1. The ones I've seen come as a set. If you belong to Costco look there. I bought my set which includes 2 baking sheets (nice, heavy ones), a rack and a plastic cover (which I never have used so far) for less than $20.

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    1. re: nojunk

      The plastic covers are awesome for putting the racks in ( flip the top over) to cool baked goods, they are also great for covering the racks when freezing foods individually like berries on sheet pans before transferring to another container. I use my lids almost more than I use the pans.

    2. I use a half sheet which is 13x18 and add a 12x17 cooling rack. They have many on Amazon. I sometimes use a quarter sheet and add a smaller rack to it. I already had 10 half sheets so just added the racks.

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      1. "Are they using a baking pan with a cooling rack insterted in them?"

        Pretty sure.

        "If so, how can you be sure the cooling rack you buy will fit in the baking sheet you already have or buy?"

        Like nojunk said, you can usually find them sold as a set (a set of baking sheet with cooling rack). That being said, you can buy the rack separately and you just have to look for the correct dimension.

        1. I've long used racks and sheet pans bought separately. They just fit, so there must be some industry standard. Of course, it pays to double-check. But I'm sure you can get compatible racks and/or pans at any Target store or wherever.

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          1. re: Bada Bing

            There are standard sizes of sheet pans and baking racks that will fit them (full sheet, half sheet, etc), and you will find these in restaurant supply stores. But a "cooling rack" sold at Target or Sur la Table may or may not be a standard size, and even if it is, the name should be a clue as to what is is designed for. As noted in other posts, if you don't buy at a resto supply store you should buy a set or bring a tape to the store and measure.

            As for stainless steel racks, they may exist, but I've never seen one. Plated is all I've come across.

            1. re: Zeldog

              Even from a restaurant supply store you can end up with a slight mismatch in size.

            2. I bought my half-sheet pans at a restaurant supply store. They're 18" x 13" measured at the top (they have a slight upward taper). I found cooling racks at a retail cooking store that fit perfectly in the half-sheet pans. The cooling racks measure 16-1/8" x 11-3/4".