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Old 12-14-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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16" x 22" Baking sheets

DW and me were talking about baking cookies in larger batches on larger pans. I found a 16" x 22" baking sheet that would fit in my conventional 30" range, but I wonder if this would leave too little circulation space for air movement around the pan and its contents. I would also like a pan like this for making four loaves of Italian bread at one baking. Any hard-fast rules about circulation space around pans/pots? Our larges cookie sheet now is 12" x 18"

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Old 12-14-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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Half sheet pans are a good size for standard home ovens and less expensive than specialty cookie sheets.

I use these in my oven and they fit on a shelf with a little open space on all sides to allow for heat circulation.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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What are the interior measurements of your oven? I know that when I ordered my baking stone they advised leaving approximately an inch on each side for air circulation purposes. I would think you'd want the same with the baking sheets, especially if you plan to bake on more than one shelf at a time.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:59 PM   #4
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My sister does all of her cookies on these and her cookies are Y U M M Y!!
Your sister has a large oven. My interior dimensions are only 18" dp x 23" wide.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:10 PM   #5
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Half sheet pans are a good size for standard home ovens and less expensive than specialty cookie sheets.

I use these in my oven and they fit on a shelf with a little open space on all sides to allow for heat circulation.
I seem to remember reading somewhere about the 1" on each side that Russ mentioned. I'll check Sam's Club tomorrow when I'm in that area to see if they have the half sheet pans in the store. I don't remember ever seeing them there, but I never seriously looked for them either.

These pans will only give me an additional 1" of width, but could probably give me enough space to bake 3 free-form loaves of Italian Bread.

Thanks, all!
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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Your sister has a large oven. My interior dimensions are only 18" dp x 23" wide.
mine is smaller, 14 by 16
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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I bought half sheet pans at Sam's. Nice quality, heavy aluminum, good price. I bake all kinds of things on them, in my regular sized oven.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:02 PM   #8
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also have pans from Sam's, but really wish i had bigger pans.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #9
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I'll check Sam's Club tomorrow when I'm in that area to see if they have the half sheet pans in the store. I don't remember ever seeing them there, but I never seriously looked for them either.Thanks, all!

If you have a resturant supply store in your area, check them out, too.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:31 PM   #10
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If you have a resturant supply store in your area, check them out, too.
I did stop at my local restaurant supply today and found the 16x22 (called a 3/4 size pan) I was looking for for just $14.50 + tx. The owner said there is only one manufacturer of this size baking sheet that he has been able to find, which is why he does not have it listed in his online catalog. i may go back and buy another just to have it for volume bread baking. I'll be able to double the throughput of my oven with this size pan, plus DW is wanting to use it for large batches of cookies on a single sheet. Definitely worth the money, IMO.
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