Best baking sheets – on test

Great British Bake Off finalist, Kimberley Wilson, reviewed a dozen baking trays, all ideal for making cookies, biscuits, pastries and cakes. Discover her top buys. 

Best… Investment piece

Le CreusetRectangular baking sheet

Kimberley says:
“This study, non-stick tray comes with a lifetime guarantee against the workmanship, so it’s a sound investment. This one was a good all-rounder – it has a wide base and a shallow edge, and although it was one of the heavier trays, the silicone insets provided useful grip for removing it from the oven.”

Dimensions: 37cm x 35cm x 1.5cm
Material: Carbon steel
Dishwasher safe? No

£28.00, from Le Creuset


Best… Even bake

master class baking sheetMasterClass baking sheet

Kimberley says: “I was very intrigued to see how this thin tray would perform. The double layer creates a pocket of air to heat evenly, which is good for convection ovens that have hot spots. The sandwich biscuits had a lovely, even bake underneath across the whole batch. They slid off the tray without any encouragement.”

Dimensions: 35cm x 28cm
Material: Carbon steel
Dishwasher safe? Yes

£10.99, from Cake-Stuff



Best… Budget buy

M&SNon-stick baking sheet

Kimberley says: “This sheet has a deep lip which is great for helping to lift it out of the oven, perfect if you’re a keen baker who’ll be using it again and again. It performed well generally and was easy to clean too.”

Dimensions: 33cm x 32cm + 4cm (lip)
Material: Steel
Dishwasher safe? Yes

£7.50, from M&S

What Kimberley looked for…

Kimberley WilsonSturdy material: If you’re a frequent baker, you want a sheet that will withstand high temperatures again and again. Some sheets can buckle in the oven.

Ease of use: A lightweight tray that can be easily moved in and out of the oven, sometimes with the help of a lipped edge.

Ease of removal: Preferably a non-stick surface to avoid bakes getting welded to the sheet.

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