The 13 Best Bakeware Sets and Items of 2022

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Whether you’re a well-season baker or a novice, it’s essential to have good baking pans and cookie sheets at the ready. And if you're registering, it's the perfect time to replace those old bakeware pieces or to acquire the basics—you'll be making magazine cover-worthy cakes, pies, and cookies before you know it.  

Looking for pieces that transition seamlessly from oven to table? Something made of a particular material (metal, stoneware, cast iron, silicon, or glass)? We’ve got you covered. Or, you might have a specific item that will make your next baking session that much more fun—think decorative pie plates, Bundt forms for coffee cakes, or springform pans for the perfect cheesecake. Needless to say, you’re definitely going to find something that stirs your interest here.

Read on for the best bakeware.

Final Verdict

Here’s our wrap-up. The best all-around set for starting out or starting over is Calphalon's 10-Piece bakeware set. Chicago Metallics makes the best set for bakers on a budget, and if you’re looking for a stunning pie plate or Bundt pan go for the Emile Henry pie dish or Nordic Ware’s Crown Bundt pan. 

What's the difference between cookware and bakeware

Bakeware—pie plates, baking sheets, cake pans, and more— are used to prepare dishes in the oven. Cookware—saucepans, frying pans, pots—are used to prepare food on the stovetop.

What's the best bakeware material?

That really depends on the baker. For instance, if you’re heavy-handed, glass and stoneware might not be the best choice for you. If you love to make intricately shaped baked goods, silicone may be the way to go. Each material (metal, glass, stoneware, silicone, cast iron) has its own pros and cons. Metal and glass are the most commonly used materials because they have a good reputation for being durable and yielding reliable results, but cast iron and stoneware are great for long-lasting heat distribution and oven-to-table charm.

What other baking tools are good to have on hand?

Utensils get overlooked a lot, but the right one can make your job so much easier. A set of silicone baking spatulas in a variety of sizes will serve you well as will a good rolling pin and baking mat. A set of sturdy mixing bowls are also essential, and a stand mixer is an investment you'll use for years to come.

Why Trust Brides? 

Mckenzie Eggers has been baking for as long as she can remember, and has seen quite a few cake, cupcake, and cookie mishaps—some caused by sub-par sheets and pans and some caused by…Mckenzie. Now that she’s older, she knows what excellent bakeware looks like, and she’s happy to share that information with anyone who will listen.

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