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The Best Baking Sheet

November 01, 2017

Baking sheets vary a lot- they are made of various materials and have different height rims. I prefer an aluminum baking sheet with a slightly raised rim- it traps liquids that might be in the cooked materials from spilling onto the bottom of the oven, and is easier to hold.

One note about aluminum pans is that even though they might be advertised as dishwasher safe, you should hand-wash them if possible as the dishwasher will badly discolor them. The discoloration doesn’t really affect the usability of the item though.

This one also comes with a cooling rack which is nice for resting cookies or meat on, or roasting something without having it rest in the drippings.


Recipes that require a Baking Sheet:

Roast Chicken over Vegetables

August 12, 2019

I have been roasting chicken in my oven for many years now and most of the time I would roast it by itself using the Thomas Keller recipe…

Pasta with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

March 12, 2019

This is a recipe adapted from Eugenia Bone’s Pasta with Chicken Confit and Brussels Sprouts. Unlike her recipe which calls for preparing…

Broiled Miso-Glazed Fish

March 10, 2019

Miso Black Cod was made famous by the groundbreaking Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhita. In his recipe he usually grills this marinated buttery…

Buttermilk Brined Roast Chicken

February 07, 2019

After trying my crispy roast chicken using Thomas Keller’s no-brine method, I heard about Samin Nosrat’s recommended buttermilk roast…

Roasted Cauliflower

January 20, 2019

Cauliflower is a delicious starchy side that can take the place of potatoes or other heavier carbs.

Crispy Roast Chicken

January 09, 2019

My gold standard for roast chicken is the crispy skin, salty chicken they serve at Oktoberfest, also called Wiesnhendl, or just Hendl. It is…

Beer-braised Instant Pot Ribs

December 05, 2018

Beer braised ribs are made super quick with the use of a pressure cooker. After just 20 minutes of pressure cooking, the meat should be…

Mushroom Bacon

December 01, 2018

I was really surprised the first time I ordered a B.L.T. at By Chloe. Even though they are a vegetarian restaurant, they have very…

Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork)

July 17, 2018

Char Siu barbecued pork is a staple of chinese cooking. You can eat it as an appetizer or as a component in a noodle or fried rice dish.

Foil wrapped Salmon with Spinach

May 31, 2018

This is an incredibly simple, healthy, almost zero-prep meal that can be made easily in about 30 minutes. The salmon packets can even be…


Will Chiong

Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.

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