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New Uses for your Sheet Pans

We all love our sheet pans. They work ridiculously hard almost every single day in the kitchen, and with minimal care, they stay looking great despite their hard efforts.

But have you used your sheet pan to its full potential?

Try some of these new ideas:

1. Roasting Vegetables

If you haven’t been converted to roasted vegetables yet, read our easy to follow guide for beginners. And if you could roast your veggies with your eyes closed, you’ll want to try out some of our variations.

2. Dry Poaching Chicken

Cooking your chicken just right can be intimidating. Too dry, undercooked, bland and mushy… its can really take the fun out of the food. Try this method to get perfectly tender, flavorful, and juicy chicken with minimal work!

3. Serving Tray

Take your sheet pan outside (or to the living room) for a picnic. Just load up all the goods you’ll need and carry them in one trip.  If it’s good enough for Shake Shack, it’s good enough for me!
 

4.Drip and Mess Catcher

Throw your sheet pan under anything that might be juicy, oozy or gooey in the oven. It won’t prevent your food from cooking evenly, and will help make clean up much easier. Especially when you line your pan with foil.

 

5.Extra Work Space

Low on kitchen counter space? Prep your food and store them on your sheet pan. You can move them around to get a litle extra room in your workspace. They also make the perfect place for play dough and kinetic sand. There are no rules!

 

6. Pot Lid

Can’t find the lid to your pot? Or maybe it never came with one. Use your trusty sheet pan to help get that water boiling even faster.

 

7. Skewer Soaker

Getting ready to grill some shrimp skewers but don’t want to catch them on fire? You’ve got to let those skewers soak! And luckily your sheet pan is the perfect size to let them all get a good bath in water.

 

8. Freezing Fruit

Fruit likes to freeze in it’s own space, and the perfect way to do that is to spread it out on your sheet pan and give it room. Once it’s frozen you can bag it up and save it for sorbet, smoothies and ice cream.

 

9. Storing Food For Later

The perfect party requires some planning and serious preparation before the big event. Make your cookies, cupcakes, or popcorn and store it on your sheet pan. Pop on our perfectly sized lids to keep it air tight!

 

10. Cooking Bacon

And my personal favorite, no more sputters and burns. Little mess and easy to get that perfectly “just done” bacon crisp. Start cooking your bacon in the oven on the sheet pan. Your life is now forever changed. Throw a perfectly sized cooling rack inside your pan and it instantly transforms into the perfect roasting pan.

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