Are you looking for the very best non stick baking trays? Maybe your baking sheets are scratched or odd size, or maybe it’s just time for some new ones?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Foodal, we’re rather picky when it comes to bakeware.
Top 10 Best Non Stick Baking Trays in UK 2021
How to choose the best non stick baking trays
Although it’s tempting to get a cheap baking tray, we didn’t want to fall foul of false economy. Buying a tray that will last for years saves money and hassle in the long run, but we were keen to try both cheaper brands and more high-end products to find a product to suit everyone’s needs.
If you’re a frequent baker, 10-year or lifetime guarantees are appealing, as it gives you the knowledge that you can rely on your baking sheet time and time again. For those who bake less frequently, a budget option that still offers reasonable quality might feel like a better spend.
A good-quality non-stick surface will ensure no pesky baked-on remnants. We looked for trays that have such an effective non-stick coating that it wouldn’t be necessary to apply butter, oil, liners, parchment, or foil.
1. Chicago Metallic 5229028 Commercial II Non-Stick 6-Piece Bakeware Set
This Chicago Metallics set can’t be beaten for its performance, ease of use, and price. It earned perfect scores in our tests for performance and was just shy of a perfect score for ease of use since the pans lack handles. We love the sharp corners and straight sides that produce professional-looking cakes, brownies, and bars. The only downside is that it only comes with one round cake pan.
We also tested the Chicago Metallic Professional Non-Stick 8-Piece Bakeware Set, which ranked just a smidge below the featured Commercial set. In terms of performance, the only difference was that the cookies took a little longer to bake than the manufacturer’s instructions. The Professional set includes eight pieces instead of six and comes with two half sheet trays, two round cake pans, and a rack, instead of the square baking pan.
2. Rachael Ray Bakeware Nonstick Cookie Pan Set
This 3-piece set comes with small, medium, and large baking pans as well, all of which are made from durable carbon steel that resists warping. The pans have a long-lasting nonstick finish to provide excellent food release, making for easy cleanup.
I’ve used Rachael Ray products in the past and I have never been disappointed. I usually feel pretty confident buying products promoted by people who cook a lot.
These pans are dark in color, and they hold heat well. They’re rimmed with extra-wide handles, making them very easy to pull out of a hot oven.
Plus, they provide a pop of color, which I always appreciate. These would make a nice gift for the baker in your life.
If you’re thinking about these pans but you’re not totally convinced, another nice thing about them is that a portion of the proceeds goes to Yum-O!. Rachael’s nonprofit helps kids and parents to develop healthy relationships with food, which is something future generations really need.
3. Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet
Have you ever wondered why professional cooks choose aluminum baking sheets? Because they are long-lasting and stand out with their superb heat conductivity.
What makes this baking sheet one of the best on the market is that while it is made from natural uncoated aluminum, it has an extremely smooth surface that remains clean after every use.
If you are someone that wants to avoid the non-stick coatings but still enjoy the perks of non-stick bakeware, then these baking sheets will work perfectly for you.
Aluminum baking sheets react with acidic foods, such as tomatoes or vinegar. If this is not something that worries you, then this Nordic Ware baking sheet is a real find for you.
4. Circulon Ultimum Bakeware Baking Sheet Insulated
Let’s face it, a baking tray needs to be big enough to cook almost anything, non-stick so your food glides off the surface once it’s cooked, and easy to clean. And this baking tray fits the bill.
It’s safe to use up to 230ºC, it can be cleaned in the dishwasher, and the manufacturer is so confident their non-stick coating is one of the best around that these trays come with a guarantee for the lifetime of the tins.
Can’t say fairer than that!
5. USA Pan Nonstick Round Cake Pan 9 Inch
Round cake pans are a requirement in any baker’s collection because of their flexibility. They can be used to create birthday layer cakes, Italian ricotta cheesecakes, clafoutis, and more. This set is exceptionally well-made of commercial grade heavy gauge steel with a light nonstick BPA-free coating that helps with the removal of cakes and makes cleanup easier. This classic set features two pans with a 9-inch diameter and height of 2.25 inches so you are ready-to-go for any cake-making occasion. One unique characteristic of these pans is the corrugated base, designed to increase overall performance and durability. These are not dishwasher-safe, but are nonetheless easy to clean, according to several users.
6. Adjustable Cake Tin Rectangle Frame Baking Mould
These trays are designed for bakes which can be tricky to get out of the tin after cooking. Springform or loose-bottomed baking trays have sides which release or bases which push up, which make it easy to get your bake out. Some Silverwood baking trays, for example, have multiple sections to make different-sized cakes. There is one downside – they must be well-sealed and not warped or damaged, otherwise you’ll have an unfortunate leakage (and be cleaning the bottom of the oven again!).
7. AirBake 84820 Nonstick 2 Pack Cookie Sheet Set, Aluminum, Dark Non-Stick
While they might look similar to baking trays, cookie sheets are different primarily because they are fully flat — some with just a little lip around the edge — without the sides that trays have. This helps make sure the cookies you bake on them keep their shape and bake evenly. Plus, cookies are easier to handle with a spatula on a sheet, without sides to fuss with.
(Note that a jelly roll or half sheet pan is similar, but they have one-inch sides for making cake rolls; use them as a cookie sheet if you want to stock your kitchen more sparingly.)
The mid-priced AirBake’s Nonstick Cookie Sheet earns hundreds of five-star reviews for its nonstick finish, 10-year warranty, and heavyweight aluminized steel that helps prevent burning.
8. All-Clad Pro-Release Bakeware Set
Frequent bakers need a baking set that will withstanding the different temperatures and cooking times of all sorts of recipes. This set form All-Clad is up for the challenge. The pieces are made of ceramic-reinforced, heavy gauge aluminum—and they’re prepared to handle all the muffins, loafs, and brownies you can throw at them.
9. Pyrex Baking Tray
Our winner is this tray from trusty Pyrex, the reliable material of which ensures your bake is cooked perfectly without imparting flavour. Alongside this, it boasts an impressive size and durability, and is suitable for use in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer.
Crafted from borosilicate glass and non-stick by nature, this tray also helps you avoid losing half your bakes when they refuse to be pried onto a plate! Totally appropriate for all manner of baking and roasting, you can use any utensil without fear of scratching, too.
10. Nutrichef 2-Pc. Nonstick Cookie Sheet Pan-Professional Quality Kitchen Cooking Non-Stick Bake Tray
They are suggested for specific occasions like birthdays, marriages, celebrations, excursions etc. To provide high-performance release, these Nonstick Bakeware cookie sheets include interconnecting nonstick layers. For excellent results and quick clean-up, only can even remove the stickiest baked goods easily.
The strong nonstick coating of the bakeware virtually guarantees the easy and quick release of food without the need for excess butter, oil, or cooking spray.
This rim effectively prevents sauces and liquids from spilling over into your oven, thereby providing great control of airflow and sufficient heat for both cooking and baking.
So that’s the end of our guide to buying a brilliant baking tray, which you now know to base on size, materials, ease of cleaning, and usage. We’re sure that after reading this guide you’ll be all set for some adventures in baking!