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Full sheet pans for home oven use?

The Dairy Queen | Mar 24, 201411:58 AM

OK, forgive me, but I've heard so much lately about the wonders of half sheet pans that I bought one from Amazon. I don't know what I was expecting (and why I didn't employ an ordinary household measuring tape --or just plain common sense--to set appropriate expectations) but I was imagining something that would take up an entire shelf in my old Kenmore oven so that I could roast things in double batches instead of trying to cram two jelly roll pans onto one rack in my oven.

But the half sheet pan that arrived was honestly barely any different than the jelly roll pans I already had. You know, the ones I wrongly have been calling cookie sheets all these years.

I can pretty much fit two jelly roll pans on one shelf in my oven and that's what I usually do when I want to do a double batch.

Is there any reason not to get a full sheet pan for use in a home oven, assuming it would fit dimension-wise (I shall have to call upon that measuring tape, I see)? Would it somehow block air circulation or something like that?

Why is no one singing the praises of full sheet pans for home use these days?


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