Nordic Ware Baking Sheets Are Perfect for One-Pan Meals

Plus, 3 more reasons why you should stock these pans in your kitchen.

Published Dec. 5, 2022.

Until I started working on the ATK Reviews Team, I thought all baking sheets were the same. Boy, was I wrong.

It turns out you don’t need to subject yourself to warped pans and unevenly browned food.

When I purchased our winning rimmed baking sheet, the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half-Sheet, I was amazed at how well it baked cakes and roasted vegetables

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So if you’re tired of cheaply made pans (or plan on impressing your friends during your holiday cookie exchange), our favorite half- and quarter-sheet pans from Nordic Ware are what you need.

The best part? They’re currently on sale as sets in our shop. 

If you’re still on the fence, here are a couple of reasons why adding them to your shopping list is the right move.

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You’ll Have Them for Years

There’s a reason why we stock nearly 950 of these pans in the test kitchen: They’re incredibly durable. In our reviews of both the half-sheet pans and quarter-sheet pans, we found that these pans won’t budge under high heat or heavy foods. They also resist warping, scratching, and banging.

Their Lids Make Them Perfect for Travel

Why struggle with plastic wrap when you can have a tight-fitting lid? These lids are not only convenient but also sturdy. They easily attach to the pans and keep refrigerated or frozen foods fresh for up to a week. (We felt the same way about the quarter-sheet pan with lid.)

400+ One-Pan Recipes

Level up your one-pan cooking with foolproof, simplified, and flavorful recipes for a sheet pan, Dutch oven, Instant Pot, and more. Plus, our “Cook It Three Ways” feature gives you added flexibility to prepare recipes based on serving size and vessel type.

They Make the Best Sheet-Pan Dinners

The worst part of making dinner is doing the dishes. Everyone can agree on that, right? Why not make it easier on yourself and make a one-pan meal?

With dinners like Sheet-Pan Lemon-Herb Cod Fillets with Crispy Garlic Potatoes; Sheet-Pan Plant-Based Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes, and Polenta; and Sheet-Pan Herbed Salmon Cakes with Asparagus and Lemon-Herb Sauce, all of the cooking takes place on (you guessed it!) the sheet pan, so you don’t have to worry about washing multiple pots and pans once dinner is finished.

The Quarter-Sheet Pan Size Is Perfect for Any Kitchen Task

The smaller size of these pans makes them ideal for small tasks such as baking a few cookies or scones, draining fried shallots, making a small batch of granola, or letting meat rest. We also like using them to hold utensils as we cook or to ferry ingredients around the kitchen or out to the grill. The quarter-sheet pan also comfortably fits in our winning toaster oven.

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