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Product Reviews: Vollrath 5314 Half-Size Sheet Pan - 18x13" 13-ga Aluminum
Vollrath (5314)
Product Code: 175-5314
$13.62
I would buy many of these for any baker 01/02/2015
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Comments about Vollrath Half-Size Sheet Pan - 18x13" 13-ga Aluminum:

I am buying all female bakers in my family a set of two of these! Evenly bakes cookies! Great value!

What I wanted, finally! 01/01/2015
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These 13 GAUGE pans are what everyone is looking for. I have tried the non-stick style and always had mixed results with the coating wearing out or getting scratched until the pans are useless. I have used these several times and they take no more care than any type of non stick pan. They are very thick and the heat bakes much more evenly, for more perfect and consistent looking products, like cookies. Buy quality and American made, and be happy with these. Some claim they will not warp, I have not had a warp issue yet, but I do not believe any pan is above that, by nature. I am sure over time they will get a patina, but then you do not have to worry about scrubbing on them. The nonstick pans I have now have degraded and they have a baked on patina that just cannot be removed without ruining the finish, so in the long term, there is no difference except the quality of the finished baked goods. Price is worth it for years of good use.

Meatloaf the Performer Sang "2 out of 3 12/19/2014
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Meatloaf the Performer Sang "2 out of 3 Ain't Bad" I purchased 3 of these Vollrath 5314 sheet pans. Meatloaf should have sung 2 out of 3 Are Bad. I inspected the items which appeared to be good because there was no shipping damage. I excitedly baked with it. The first pan I used warped significantly to the point of a one use throw away product. Worried about the other two sheets, I proceeded to bake again with the second sheet and was pleased that the product performed perfectly as one would expect. I then baked with the third sheet to determine if just the first sheet was defective. This sheet also warped after one use. I would not purchase this product and never anything from KaTom who refuses to stand by their products that have been "used". I wonder what powers I would need to know if an unused product would be defective by sight alone. Maybe I needed Johnny Carson's Tonight Show Carnac the Magnificent character to put the sheet to my head and say, Answer: "Defective Product with No Returns". Question: How Does KaTom stand by their slogan "It's About You".

Great pan 12/13/2014
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These are the pans recommended by Cooks Illustrated and at the best price I found. I have had some for several years and bought more to gift to my kids. These pans do not warp in the oven, even on high heat.

A Perfect Gift 11/20/2014
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Searched quite a bit for these pans which were recommended by America's Test Kitchen. Happy to find them. I sent them as a gift to a guy who likes to bake bread in his home kitchen. The price was good and the service most efficient.

As excellent as advertised 04/17/2014
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These won Best Cookie Sheet in Cook's Illustrated and they are definitely the best I've ever used. Very sturdy and they make perfect cookies every time. I recommend using parchment paper for easy cleanup.

The Best Sheet Pan 04/11/2014
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I purchased these pans to replace old baking sheet pans. I had heard about this specific pan being strong, sturdy and large enough to handle big quantities. I love them (I bought 4)! I like that they don't warp when put in a hot oven, and clean up easily. They are larger than regular pans designed for home use, as they are restaurant-quality. I highly recommend these for anyone who cooks.

Sturdy sheet pan 01/23/2013
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I wanted a really sturdy sheet pan because my old one buckled under high heat. America's Test Kitchen rated this as the best, as a kitchen "must have." So far I am very happy with its performance, including browning under the broiler. It does, however, discolor a bit with repeated uses and cleaning, not the bright silver, but dull and bronzish. Aside from that, I'd recommend it.

A Staple in my home kitchen for decades! 01/13/2013
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I've used the Lincoln-Wearever 5303 pans since 1977 (Wear-Ever stamped dates on all their sheet pans). Practically nothing goes in my ovens without being on one of these and I have hardly ever needed to clean my ovens over those years. These have been my "go-to" sheets for cookies, roasted vegetables, broiling cheese toppings (on a wire rack), holding baking dishes, prep work, even finding something big enough to "rest" the turkey on, you name it. They're a little stained and one got dented, but they are still used every day. In 3/2009 (stamped on the back) I treated myself to some new pans and got the Lincoln-Wearever 5314 as a heavier-gauge pan that was top-rated by CI. It is an even more wonderful pan and worth the slightly higher initial investment, but I do have to note, having bought a couple more since the sale of Lincoln-Wearever to Vollrath, that these Vollrath ones DO have a rather sharp "raw" edge to the bottom of the rollout on the sides and that rollout is slightly shorter and a little more irregular than the originals. Nevertheless, three of these with some parchment paper and #40 and #50 dishers (for cookies) have become my standard bridal/kitchen shower and/or housewarming gift---always well-received and I'll bet they are still being used in 30 years. You CANNOT beat Katom's price which allows me to be able to give a wonderful gift.

Kitchen Workhorse 01/09/2013
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I already own one of these and needed a second. This baking sheet is recommended by America's Test Kitchen, a very reliable source of reviews. It's cheap, has excellent quality and works great. It's one of the most-used items in my home kitchen, and I gave it a good workout over the holidays. If you don't own one I'd recommend getting 2 of them. This one's a no-brainer.