One of the simplest baking tools, the unassuming cookie sheet is often overlooked. However, the perfect cookie sheet is essential in achieving that moist inside and beautifully browned outside with your cookies. Investing in quality cookie sheets is a wise decision that will pay you back every time you use them. Available in an assortment of materials and sizes, FSW has a wide selection of cookie sheets to meet your every need.
Predominantly composed of stainless steel or aluminum, cookie sheets are at flat pan with one raised edge for ease in oven removal. Available in several sizes and gauges, cookie sheets are offered in three sizes: full size, half size and quarter size. A standard full sized cookie sheet is 18” x 26”, designed for commercial ovens and mass production; full sized sheets will be your choice if you’re trying to bake the maximum amount at one time. Half sized cookie sheet pans are about 18” x 13”. Lastly, quarter sized baking sheet pans are 9” x 13” and are the best bet for residential use. They can also be used in commercial establishments for making smaller batches for less popular or specialty items.
As for metal gauges in your sheet pan, remember the lower the number, the better the quality. A 19-gauge cookie sheet is the most economical gauge and is best to consider when price is the only factor influencing your decision. 16-gauge metal is a good middle ground between quality and affordability. Leaving us with 12-gauge, being the best of the best. This heavy-duty sheet pan will stand the test of time and is recommended for kitchens with a high usage of sheet pans.
Before you place your order, don’t forget to take a glance at the condition your existing cookie sheets. Are they warped? Are they displaying darker shades due to baked on grease? If you answered yes to either question it’s time to replace them. We promise that the end results will make you happy that you did.