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Living In: Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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I need to get new baking/cookie sheets, all of my cookies and pizza's etc end up with the bottom browning way too fast. Does anyone have a favorite brand or type of pan that they use? Thank you in advance for your suggestions and feedback!

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Last updated: Sep. 13, 2012 3:24 pm
Posted: Sep. 11, 2012 6:24 pm
Answered by: sdbusymom
Sep. 11, 2012 6:33 pm
Try Airbake sheets-they are wonderful, kinda pricey at some places, but watch for sales. Kohls carries the,
Sep. 11, 2012 6:44 pm
i just use parchment paper. i have a cookie sheet (a dark one) that always burns the bottoms of things. with parchment paper on probs :)
Sep. 11, 2012 7:04 pm
I love the Vollrath cookie sheets. Mine are 35 years old and have gotten a lot of use and have held up very well. I tried an airbake sheet years ago and was not happy with the way they baked.
Sep. 11, 2012 7:05 pm
I like BAKERS SECRET,never had a problem with them.Been using them for years.
Answered by: Julie Blaha
Sep. 11, 2012 7:07 pm
The kind with two layers and a space in between, Airbake, are excellent for just this purpose. They are quite a bit more expensive, so I use the one I have for baking only cookies. I have a few other cheap ones for other purposes. Stones are good for pizza and cookies, as well. Again, they are a little expensive, so I use mine for pizza and cookies only. I'm "older" and have found that it is less expensive to invest in a few more pricey items and use them carefully to use for many years. This includes storing them in a separate place from others of the same kind so that if people use them in my absence (i.e., husband, children), my investments don't get ruined. And my blood pressure doesn't go up.
Sep. 11, 2012 7:15 pm
Don't use a dark pan, they brown quicker, or turn the temp down a bit. I do use parchment paper, or my Silpat Silicone Mat for Baking Sheet pan.
Sep. 11, 2012 8:14 pm
I use an industrial cookie sheet, not sure the brand or if you can even buy it in stores but it's a light silver color and probably a half inch thick. Makes perfect cookies every time. But my pizza pan is awesome! It's thin with nonstick dark coating and has tons of small holes in it. It says its a no-burn pan, and so far it hasn't burned any of my pizzas when I leave them in a little long by accident. Got it at bed bath and beyond I think.
Answered by: Lindi
Sep. 11, 2012 7:21 pm
My husband got me a "USA PAN" for xmas last year and it is wonderful. It is ridged and non-stick. My cookies bake evenly even if my oven doesn't! It distributes heat evenly across the pan! Hope it works for you!
Answered by: mauigirl
Sep. 11, 2012 7:21 pm
I use the commercial stye aluminum sheets that they sell at Costco. Inexpensive an they do not overbrown.
Cheryl King
Sep. 11, 2012 10:02 pm
I love Pampered Chef baking stones. I have them in several sizes, including the cookie sheet size. But you have to be careful not to drop them. We have gone through at least 2 roasters taking turkey to Thanksgiving, etc. and dropping it (my husband) after the meal when it's empty. And they're not cheap, so follow Julie's advice and take good care of them.
Sep. 12, 2012 4:45 am
I have commercial aluminum pans that I bought at Sam's Club and love them! Use parchment paper for even baking and don't buy insulated or dark pans. The insulated don't brown the bottoms well and the dark make them too brown, to the point of being burned.
Sep. 12, 2012 6:48 am
You don't need new pans unless you want to replace them for aesthetics. Save yourself the expense. Use parchment paper for everything from cooking chicken to cookies to pizza. Makes cleanup easier too.
Sep. 13, 2012 3:24 pm
Parchment paper is great, foods don't stick to the pans and cookies won't burn. Typically you scratch the cookie sheet trying to scrub off burned on foods. They last much longer this way. Also try moving the oven rack up 1-2 notches if cookies are burning. They may be too close to the element on the bottom of the oven (assuming it is electric). You don't need to buy expensive cookie sheets.
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