Sometimes stores like Ross and TJmaxx have really nice cookware. They have the really fancy brands marked down. So you may not get a matching set but it is good stuff.. They are some of the few places I've found solid stainless steel (no teflon/aluminum) frying pans and I know they also have some baking sheets.
Oooh, I'd love a stainless cookie sheet. Seriously, how thick are they so dh can make me one at work???<br><br><br>
btw: I just threw out an insulated cookie sheet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/disappointed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="disappointed"> What a waste. My good old fashioned flat one consistently turns out good cookies. This insulated one consistently gives gooey flat cookies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
williams sonoma makes good cookie sheets. mine are thick and stainless steel, but they don't have sides(i don't like them).good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
1/2 sheet pans from the restaurant supply are great! We have some of those. I also have two wonderful insulated cookie sheets with no sides by a company called Chicago Metallic. I have the commercial aluminized stainless steel. <a href="http://www.bakingpans.com/commercial/retail_2.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.bakingpans.com/commercial/retail_2.cfm</a><br><br>
To make my baking sheets last longer, I always use parchment paper when baking. It eases clean up and keeps the baking sheets from getting seriuosly baked on stuff. Sometimes sugar will crystalize during baking and getting that off is a bear.
I found my favorite stainless steel ones in a gourmet cookstore and then stumbled across them in one of the upscale hardware stores in town. I really like how the stainless steel bakes and cleans. Though, I have become a recent convert to parchement paper and silicon mats! I have a sable cookie recipe that loves to stick to the cookie sheet but makes WONDERFUL cookies!