Baking Pans | Sheet Pans
Baking Pans, also known as Sheet Pans or Baking Sheets, are flat and rectangular metal pans meant to be used in the oven for baking purposes. Their large flat bottom surface is surrounded by raised edges, lips, that help prevent food from spilling. Baking Pans are often used for baking pastries and other flat baked goods like cookies or sheet cakes. Baking Pans are typically made from aluminum, stainless steel, and sometimes aluminized steel and are made in a range of sizes, colors, and surface textures. Some Baking Pans have a unique form to specifically create a type of dish.
Clean a burnt baking pan by first pouring boiling water onto a pan with a few tablespoons of baking soda and then letting it sit for an hour before cleaning the pan. You can also clean a burnt baking pan by soaking it with equal parts of baking soda and vinegar.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper by placing the parchment paper on the pan and trimming it down in a shape that fits the bottom interior of the pan. If you are lining an irregularly shaped baking pan then place the parchment paper under the pan, trace its outline, and then use scissors to cut its shape.
Grease a baking pan by selecting a type of oil in the form of oil or a non-stick spray and apply a light layer all over the pan. Oil in a spray form is easier to use on a baking pan without making a mess and ensures that it is applied evenly.