This post comes to us courtesy of food blogger Margie Tsai.
“You’ll never need to grease this cookie sheet,” said a sales associate. My ears perked up. “You can use the half sheet pan for many different things: baking, roasting, drip tray…”
The sales associate was explaining the benefits of the nonstick Goldtouch baking pan collection to another customer. I was slightly skeptical, but after having ruined yet another batch of cookies because I didn’t grease the sheet well enough, I was willing to try nearly anything. So I purchased two of the Williams-Sonoma Nonstick Goldtouch® Half Sheet Pans. I figured anything versatile enough to be a baking sheet and a roasting pan was worth the investment.
To test out my new pans, I decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and roast a pumpkin. The pan performed beautifully. My chocolate chip cookies left no cookie residue on the pan; the bottoms were perfectly browned, and removing them from the pan was a breeze.
The ceramic coating of the Goldtouch pan helped the food to release easily from the pan. The commercial grade aluminized steel maintained heat evenly throughout the pan so that the pumpkin was roasted evenly. Cleanup was a breeze: hot, soapy water and a non-abrasive sponge do the trick. (Tip: when cutting baked goods in the Goldtouch pan, use a plastic knife. It helps to protect the pan’s ceramic coating.)
I love the walled sides and the rolled edge of the half sheet pan, which make it feel more substantial than a traditional cookie sheet. I have owned these half sheet pans for four years now, and I still use them about once a week. Before I found the Goldtouch pans, I was replacing cookie sheets or jelly roll pans every other year because they were warped. My four-year-old half sheet pans still look great and have not warped. I look forward to each and every time I use them!
About the author: Being an engineer at heart, Margie Tsai has developed a passion for kitchen gadgets. Over the years, she has amassed quite a collection and is always on the lookout for new kitchen Tools, Electrics, Cookware or “kitchenTECH”. Margie hopes that someday she will have a gourmet kitchen large enough to house all of her kitchenTECH.