With the fall season approaching fast, you might want to do some more baking, especially with treats like cookies. Another fun activity in the fall is to roast pumpkin seeds. These can be a healthy and delicious snack for your kids, as well as being a great addition to your salads and even in soup and chili. In order to roast pumpkin seeds, you will need a good baking sheet, such as this Nordic Ware aluminum commercial baker’s half sheet.
This is not your ordinary baking sheet. It includes a lot of unique features that regular baking sheets are not going to provide to you. First of all, it is made of completely natural, pure aluminum. This means it never rusts, so you can use it for many years. It is also a smaller size as a half sheet, so it fits in any size oven and along wit other things you might be baking at the same time. The aluminum of this commercial-grade baking sheet also allows anything you roast to be baked evenly without warping or cold centers. It is ideal for roasting pumpkin seeds, baking cookies, and making other tasty treats.
The aluminum coating is also non-stick, so it is very easy to clean. While it can only be hand-washed, you will find that everything just wipes away clean and you won’t have to do a lot of scrubbing. This product was made in the USA, which is a definite bonus for many people. Also keep in mind that since it is made of pure aluminum and not any additives, it is BPA and toxin-free, so it is food-safe for anything you intend to put in the oven.
One of the major advantages of the half sheet baking sheet by Nordic Ware is actually the smaller size. It is somewhat difficult to find a really high quality baking sheet of this size. You might not need to bake a lot of cookies, but just a half dozen cookies or some roasted vegetables. The large pans only fit in certain ovens and typically have to be put in the oven long ways. With this pan, it can be placed in your oven sideways. The benefit here is that if you have another pan of the same size, you can actually bake two different things in two pans on the same rack of the oven.