Did you notice that your sheet pans were looking rough over the holidays? They are kitchen workhorses with tons of uses, which means they can accumulate grime, stains, and even undesirable textures after time. Why are we hanging on to gross-looking pans when some awesome, fairly inexpensive options are available?
We recently retired sheet pans that had been in use for over 15 years, and we must admit, it was a wise decision. They looked like burnt Jackson Pollock paintings, but the new ones are so shiny and fresh. So, what are the best sheet pans for most people? We looked at brands with winning track records, prices, and consumer ratings to bring you ten amazing options that will be the kitchen upgrade you need. Shop our favorites below.
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Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet (2-Pack)
$24 at the time of publication.
Quality and value collide with these half-sheet pans that are restaurant-grade. They are our best overall, and tens of thousands of Amazon reviewers agree with us. These pans heat evenly and will never warp. Excellent for baking cookies or doing a sheet pan dinner, these versatile pans will be a kitchen staple. For most, the half-size (18″X13″X1″) is the way to go. You get two in this order. Nordic Ware is a great brand, and they also make excellent cake tins, loaf pans, etc.
NutriChef Non-Stick Kitchen Oven Baking Pans (Set of 3)
$23 at the time of publication.
For us, traditional, non-coated sheet pans are the way to go, but we understand the utility and desire for non-stick sheet pans. The issue with these pans is that they can only be heated to a certain temperature. For instance, this set can only be heated to 446 degrees. They are from NutriChef and are a true favorite on Amazon, with thousands of glowing reviews. Another feature that folks love about these pans is the silicone handles that make it easier (and far less hot) to remove from the oven.
Chicago Metallic Commercial II Traditional Uncoated Sheet Pans (2-Pack)
$22 at the time of publication.
America’s Test Kitchen rigorously tested sheet pans to discover their team’s favorites. The Nordic Ware pans also topped their list, but these “jelly roll” pans (16.75″X12″X1″) from Chicago Metallic come highly recommended. They contain a rod inside that keeps them from ever warping. This set is non-coated, which means it can take the heat.
Wilton Easy Layers Sheet Cake Pan (2-Pack)
$13 at the time of publication.
If you’re looking for a smaller-size non-stick pan, look no further than this set of two that are extremely affordable and well-rated. They measure 9″X13″X0.75.” They are coated with a non-stick and scratch-resistant material, making the pans durable. Throws these in the dishwasher when you’re done, and you won’t look back.
New Star Foodservice Commercial-Grade 18-Gauge Aluminum Sheet Pan
$20 at the time of publication.
A full-sheet pan is really big, but we don’t want to underestimate you! The pan measures 18″X26″X1,” and that size will likely not fit into most standard, non-commercial ovens. But, if you’ve got the space, this restaurant-grade pan is definitely an option for you. Despite being very long, this pan will not bend or warp, no matter how heavy a load it carries.
Nordic Ware Quarter Sheet (2-Pack)
$22 at the time of publication.
We’ve got a secret to share. Most commercial kitchens use these smaller sheet pans for just about everything. They are vehicles to assemble sandwiches. A place to put prepped vegetables. For cutting a number of cherry tomatoes or grapes in half, sandwich the fruit/veg between two trays and slide a knife through for perfectly halved goodness! They aren’t just used for baking. They really are the heroes of most professional kitchens. The quarter size still works beautifully for baking, and many home cooks prefer having four quarters instead of two half-sheet pans. Nordic Ware is the brand to beat, once more. These pans measure 13″X9.6″X1.”
Nordic Ware Naturals Aluminum NonStick Baker’s Quarter Sheet (2-Pack)
$30 at the time of publication.
The non-stick quarter-sheet pans from Nordic Ware come with a golden-looking interior. You get all that you love from Nordic Ware’s pans but with the non-stick element. The only downside to this brand is that you cannot put these in the dishwasher. That might be a dealbreaker, but we highly recommend these if you’re after quality.
Nordic Ware Baker’s Big Baking Sheet
$18 at the time of publication.
This option from Nordic Ware is exceptional if you’re looking for a big sheet pan that will actually fit in your oven. Unlike the full sheet, this pan measures 21″X15″X1.” We imagine a dozen cookies easily will bake on this baby.
GreenLife Bakeware Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Half Cookie Sheet Baking Pan
$20 at the time of publication.
Some people are concerned with the chemicals used in many non-stick sheet pans. If this sounds like you, a great non-stick option is actually not metal. Ceramic sheet pans are becoming popular as they are naturally slick and non-stick. The only catch is that these can’t be heated over 450 degrees. Further, these are hand-wash only. It’s a great size for most people, measuring 12.83″X 18.27″X1″.
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Tiger Chef Aluminum Commercial Grade Half Sheet Pan (12-Pack)
$140 at the time of publication.
For the marathon bakers out there, you can buy your sheet pans in bulk and save a lot of money. This 12-pack of half-sheet pans will be perfect for the person who is always reaching for and then washing pans. We know 12 pans will not be on every person’s list, but for seasoned bakers, you can’t go wrong with these bulk, commercial-grade pans.
There you go! We hope you found the sheet pans of your dreams. You can’t go wrong with Nordic Ware, but that’s not all that’s out there. Now, throw some pans in your cart and upgrade your home baking situation.
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet (2-Pack)
- 2 NutriChef Non-Stick Kitchen Oven Baking Pans (Set of 3)
- 3 Chicago Metallic Commercial II Traditional Uncoated Sheet Pans (2-Pack)
- 4 Wilton Easy Layers Sheet Cake Pan (2-Pack)
- 5 New Star Foodservice Commercial-Grade 18-Gauge Aluminum Sheet Pan
- 6 Nordic Ware Quarter Sheet (2-Pack)
- 7 Nordic Ware Naturals Aluminum NonStick Baker’s Quarter Sheet (2-Pack)
- 8 Nordic Ware Baker’s Big Baking Sheet
- 9 GreenLife Bakeware Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Half Cookie Sheet Baking Pan
- 10 Tiger Chef Aluminum Commercial Grade Half Sheet Pan (12-Pack)
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