A baking sheet is a must-have tool for any cook in the kitchen, and the best stainless steel baking sheets can tackle everything from roasting vegetables to baking cookies with ease.
There are many benefits to using stainless steel cookware. Unlike many aluminum pans, stainless steel is non-reactive and can safely be used to cook acidic foods. It’s an all-around durable, strong, and corrosion-resistant material, and you can use any kind of heat-proof utensil, including metal, on uncoated stainless steel without damaging it. Plus, lots of stainless steel pans are safe to place under the broiler and in the dishwasher. Stainless steel doesn’t conduct heat as well as some other metals, though—so if you have the budget for it, you can opt for a multi-layered stainless steel pan with a core made of a heat-conducting material like aluminum.
Pro tip: Make sure to carefully measure your oven before purchasing your baking sheet. I know from personal experience that there’s no disappointment like prepping your ingredients on your pan then realizing the oven door can’t close with the sheet inside.