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The Best Baking Sheets That Will Make a Serious Improvement to Your Baked Goods

We found the best cookie sheets that will change the way you bake.

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There’s nothing worse than following a familiar recipe to a T, only to get lackluster results. Finding a great baking sheet can make a world of difference in your end results, creating confections that slide right off the sheet, and bake your creations to that perfectly baked golden brown that dreams are made of.

But not all baking sheets are created equally, which can seriously impact the results of your hard work in the kitchen. We found the very best baking sheets that are durable, easy to clean, and work for not only baking cookies, but also for sheet-pan chicken and vegetables, too. All of our top picks also ensure even heat distribution, which is key for baking.

Best Baking Sheets

What to Consider

A baking sheet is just a baking sheet until your cookies are a bust. Plus, depending on whether you’ll be baking up multiple batches of chocolate chip cookies, delicate meringues or big platters of ribs, your baking sheet needs are going to be very different. Keep all of the factors below in mind when shopping for the best baking sheet for your needs to ensure flawless baking in your oven.

  • Rim: The rim of the baking sheet completely changes what kind of food you can make. A deep-set sheet will enable you to make roasts and cakes; the deep frame hems in sauces, gravies and sheet cakes, and the structure provides an ideal setting for roasting. Meanwhile, a delicately rimmed or rimless sheet is better for baking because it allows for superior airflow.
  • Material: Most baking sheets are made of either aluminum, steel, alloy steel. All have their pros and cons, and we made notes of the materials, and best uses.
  • Dishwasher-friendly: Some baking sheets require hand-washing, while others are dishwasher-friendly. And like so many other kitchen products, although some manufacturers say their products are dishwasher-friendly, reviewers say otherwise (which we’ve made note of below).

How We Chose

We reviewed hundreds of popular baking sheets, considering all of their uses. We also consulted expert reviews, technical assessments and consumer reviews to find the very best baking sheets for your kitchen. We picked the best of the most highly rated options, with a range of budgets in mind.

These baking sheets do it all and are sure to stand the test of time, making them well worth the investment for your kitchen (and your taste buds!)

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Best Overall
NordicWare Natural Aluminum Baking Sheet
Nordic Ware amazon.com

This baking sheet set has earned an average of 4.8 stars from more than 31,500 reviewers on Amazon. It can cook everything from sweets to savory dishes (including oven fries, pizzas, meat, and vegetables), to an even golden-brown.

The no-nonsense, one-rim design helps circulate air well and allows you to grip and move it easily as needed. Plus, it's made in the USA.

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  • Two-pack
  • Highly rated

  • Not dishwasher-safe
Best Ceramic Sheet
Farberware Ceramic Nonstick Baking Sheet
Farberware amazon.com

This ceramic cookie sheet is great for baking, roasting, and toasting. The warp-resistant steel construction means it will last through many holiday seasons of heavy use. It's made with a nonstick, quilted surface that's both easy to clean and great for pan stability even browning. The wide bake-pan handles also make getting it in and out of the oven easy, even with bulky mitts.

  • Nonstick
  • Dishwasher-safe
Best Budget Pick
Goodcook Steel Nonstick Baking Sheet
Good Cook amazon.com

This heavy-duty sheet-pan is easy to clean and made with a nonstick coating. It works best with cookies, and its steel construction helps protect against warping, staining, breaking, or scratching. Overall, this sheet offers major value for your buck.

Reviewers rave about the durability of this sheet, but others recommend not putting it in the dishwasher, despite the manufacturer's claim.

  • Durable
  • Great for cookies

  • Not actually dishwasher-safe
Fun Design
Great Jones Holy Sheet Pan
Great Jones greatjonesgoods.com

Great Jones' Holy Sheet not only looks good, it works well, too (we can attest). The half-size sheet pan is made of tougher aluminized steel and is reinforced with steel rods, making it more resistant against warping and those annoying “pops” that happen with cheap sheet pans. 

Coming in a gorgeous green or cobalt blue, you can go straight from the oven to the table with this pan — after it cools down of course!

  • Fun color options
  • Durable
  • Dishwasher-safe

  • Heavier than most pans
Best for Savory Recipes
Rachael Ray Nonstick Baking Sheet with Grips
Rachael Ray amazon.com

If you find yourself cooking big old batches of ribs or other roasted meats regularly, look no further than this pan. This pick is made from heavy gauge steel, which resists warping, and also comes with super sturdy safety grips. The pan is equipped to handle temperatures of up to 500 degrees.

A portion of every sale goes to Yum-o!, Rachael Ray’s nonprofit organization dedicated to improving family’s relationships with healthy food.

  • Has safety grips
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Comes in multiple sizes
Best for Cookie Recipes
Wilton Ever-Glide Nonstick Cookie Sheet Set
Wilton amazon.com

If you’re living the sweets life, this four-pack of cookie sheets will hold you in good stead. The set includes two medium and two large-size nonstick steel pans that release food easily and make for quick cleanup. It’s the best cookie sheet set for baking mega-batches of cookies that brown beautifully and cook through evenly.

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Four-pack
Best Rimless
Vollrath Wear-Ever Cookie Sheet Pan
Vollrath amazon.com

This simple, one-rim design encourages maximum airflow, making it a win for bakers. The curved edges make it easier to grip when moving around or removing from the oven, and the pan's 10-gauge aluminum material is super durable and easy to clean. One reviewer praised it for  “evenly heating up after 9 long years of abuse.”

  • Great for bakers

  • Not dishwasher-safe
Best for Holidays
Craft Kitchen Non-Stick Cookie Sheet Set
Craft Kitchen wayfair.com

This set of baking sheets is made for the holidays — each pack comes with three different-sized sheets, so you're not limited on your holiday cookie shape options. The set is also nonstick, PTFE and PFOA free, and comes with a lifetime warranty. 

Reviewers say they are impressed with just how nonstick the pans actually are, with others praise their good value.

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Three-pack
Best With Wire Rack
Checkered Chef Baking Sheet With Wire Rack Set
Checkered Chef amazon.com

When used together, this baking sheet and wire rack combo is perfect for cooking up roasted veggies and meat — the rack allows and fats and juices to drip down onto the sheet. Many reviewers note that the rims around the sheet make it one of the most flexible sheets on the market for both sweet and savory applications. Of course, you can also use the set separately as a baking sheet and cooling rack.

  • Great for meat and veggies
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Versatile
Best Set
SKITCHN Bakeware Set with Grips
S·KITCHN amazon.com

This durable bakeware set is nonstick, which means the food releases easily and the pans clean up quickly. It's an ideal “starter” or replacement set for avid bakers, and it makes a wonderful gift for people moving into their first place. 

All of the handles are extra wide, which means they’re super easy to move around and get in and out of the oven. This set also comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, and is oven-safe up to 450 degrees.

  • Durable
  • Great for gifting

  • Hand-washing recommended
Best Deep-Set Sheet
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Baking Sheet
meleg otthon amazon.com

This heavy-duty stainless steel pan is a great all-around workhorse. The deep-set rimmed pan means you can throw a turkey or roasts in here, as well as additional veggies or sauces. When it comes to baked goods, they'll rise well thanks to steel’s superior heat conductivity. This pan is also a go-to for jelly-roll aficionados. 

Users praise how easy this pan is to clean and its superior heat conductivity.

  • Heats evenly
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Great for roasts
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