Baking Sheet Breakdown

There are two types of baking sheets every cook should have. To get the most from your sheet stash, know when (and why) to use each one.

Everyday Food
Cookie Sheet
What sets a cookie sheet apart are its two (sometimes three) flat, unrimmed edges, which allow air to circulate around baked goods for more even browning and make cookie removal easier. Nonstick sheets cause cookies to brown faster, while insulated ones slow down the baking process, so adjust cooking times accordingly.

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Everyday Food
Rimmed Sheet

This kitchen workhorse is incredibly versatile: Its defining feature - rimmed edges that are about 1 inch high - make it perfect for roasting meat and vegetables. Look for a tray made of heavy-duty aluminum, which won't warp in high heat with will be broilersafe.

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