The holiday season is here, which also means baking season is here! But is your cookware ready for it? If you’re in need of some upgrades, but you’re not sure which brands deliver the best cookware for baking, look no further. Take a look at some of our favorites:

Best Cookware for Baking

Emile Henry

Believe it or not, the origins of Emile Henry’s cookware goes all the way back to 1848! This is when a young potter named Jacques Henry discovered the world of ceramics. Over the course of their history, they’ve founded many cookware innovations, such as colorful cookware, the pie dish, and adjusting cooking specifications (height, weight, handles) to enable the best baking experience possible. They are proud that all of their cookware is made from high fired Burgundy clay, as it enables gentle, uniform baking and browning. Not to mention, this clay provides superior resistance against mechanical shocks, temperature changes, and fading colors.

Emile Henry Ruffled Rectangular Baker 

  • Ceramic retains heat well, so it’ll keep your dishes perfectly warm until the last serving.
  • Will not absorb odors or flavors.
  • It is oven, freezer, broiler, and dishwasher safe.
  • Ideal for casseroles, cakes, and more.

Emile Henry Pie Dish (Oak)

  • The high-temperature resistance allows for it to be used as oven-to-tableware. It can even be placed in the oven straight from the freezer.
  • Design features scalloped edges which provide both beautiful presentation and functionality. Its reminiscent of the edge created when pie dough is fluted or crimped.
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emile henry pie dish

Le Creuset

Le Creuset has been synonymous with quality and innovation for many decades in the cooking industry. They refined a kitchen staple, cast iron cookware, and introduced the first flame-colored cast iron cocette (also known as a dutch oven). Strength and durability with a lasting, authentic design are what you can expect from Le Creuset baking cookware.

Cast Iron Mini Cocotte

  • Even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Durable, nonreactive, nonporous satin black interior enamel
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel that resists chipping and cracking
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Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware started from humble beginnings, founded back in 1946 with only $500 in their founders’ pockets. They eventually gained notoriety for their introduction of the Bundt pan back in the 1950’s, but they now offer a wide variety of quality cookware for baking. In particular, we highly recommend their baking sheets for cookies and other sweet treats.

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Baker’s Half Sheet

  • Material: Aluminum (ideal for even and uniform baking)
  • Size: 18″ x 13″
  • Curved on all sides (provides easy gripping, prevents spills)
  • Light surface color (best to prevent excessive browning)
nordic ware aluminum bakers half sheet