Baking is my therapy. There’s nothing like getting in the kitchen and throwing caution to the wind to see what sort of delicious goody you can come up with. But nothing’s worse than going through all the trouble of baking when you don’t have the right equipment. If it’s been a while since you’ve invested in some new baking sheets, then now is the time.
The AirBake Cookie Sheet by T-fal is an awesome large baking sheet that works wonders on bringing that deliciously gooey yet slightly crisp on the bottom cookie to life for the upcoming holiday season. According to the package, the baking sheet is “insulated for better baking.” Hands down, I believe the insulation is what helped the cookie achieve that just right crispness on the bottom!
While it does have a copper color that serves as a nonstick coating, the manufacturer recommends using a light spray of cooking oil or shortening and then wiping off any excess. I tried both and would recommend lightly spraying the baking sheet with cooking spray.
I also was sent T-fal’s AirBake Copper Nonstick Pizza Pan, which has small holes to help circulate air as the pizza bakes, crisping the pizza just perfectly. It also has the nonstick copper coating. I found it easier when baking my pizzas, crisping tortilla chips or making homemade fries — yes, all three are possible with the pizza pan — to use a light coating of cooking spray.
Both of the AirBake pieces are very slender, so they’ll easily fit into a large sliding drawer or stand up in a cabinet. While I can’t remember the last time a baking sheet actually fit in the dishwasher, it’s recommended you don’t try to machine wash either of these pieces. Instead, wait until the sheets have reached room temperature and then hand wash and dry immediately, preventing the pans from being submerged in water for a long period of time. The AirBake technology is designed to breathe, and water can seep in if kept immersed for too long, affecting the products’ performance.
One of the best things about the AirBake baking sheet and pizza pan is that they have a 10-year warranty. Whether it loses its insulation or just stops working as efficiently a few years down the line, T-Fal will repair it or replace it for free — now that’s customer service!