Anyone who has ever cooked knows that cooking can be messy. Food can stick to your grill or roasting pan, or spill over to the floor of your oven. And all of that requires elbow grease to clean. In addition, when food sticks to the cooking surface, you often lose portions of it, and the results are not nearly as attractive as you would like.
COOKINA®, a small family company out of Montreal, set out to solve all those problems...and they did!
See our Colbrook Kitchen Exclusive set of 3 Baking Sheets.
The COOKINA BBQ Xtra Cooking Sheet can be used right on your grill, and you’ll be amazed at how the grill marks still appear and you get the charred surface you want. But at the same time, you’re cooking on a non-stick surface that makes grilling and clean-up (with the included scour pad) a snap. This means you can cook healthier, using less (or no) oils, butter or sprays to grease the surface. And if you want to grill/braise your meat (have the flavor of a sauce cooked with your meat, chicken or fish), you can do that right on this sheet. In addition, because it’s a solid surface, it keeps small and delicate foods on the grill and out of the fire. And if you want to make a grilled halo cheese burger (with cheese that melts around, as well as on top of, the meat), this is the tool to use to do that!
One of the great things about this material is that it holds no odor or flavor from previous use. So you can cook fish, wipe your COOKINA sheet clean, and then cook pancakes in the same spot.
So if you want to grill anything from eggs to vegetables to fish to bacon to sticky marinated food, this is your answer.
The COOKINA Colbrook Kitchen Exclusive Baking Mat Set is for the oven, but shares many of the characteristics with the BBQ Xtra. As you can see from the video, it made the best frico (crispy cheesey “crackers”) that we’ve ever had. The non-stick surface is wonderful and, unlike many of the alternatives out there that never feel really clean, it’s not porous, so it cleans up easily and it doesn’t retain odors.
The set comes with 1 quarter pan sheet and 2 large sheets that fit in a half sheet pan--which means you can make two trays of frico at once. (Do I sound obsessed? I am!)
The Colbrook Kitchen Exclusive Baking Mat Set comes with a metal ring to make storage really easy--it takes up practically no space. See more about the set and purchase it here.
This is truly one of the best non-stick sheets we’ve used and a bona fide Cool Tool.
Finally there is COOKINA Gard+ Oven Protector
How many of you have ever had to use some noxious potion to clean your oven, because food that you were cooking spilled over and hardened on your oven floor? We have, and it’s the pits! We tried those aluminum trays that you can get at the grocery store, but we had to keep replacing them because you really couldn’t clean the gunk off them. Well, those day are a relic of the past.
With the COOKINA Gard+ Oven Protector, you will never have to scrub the bottom of your oven again, because it catches all the messy spills and splatters. It has a commercial-grade thickness that will make it last for years. And it cleans up in warm soapy water and is ready to be used again.
We love tools that make life easier, and these do it in spades. Well-designed and well- executed...all real Cool Tools!
- BBQ Xtra: 19.5”/50cm x 15.75”/40cm
- Oven Gard +: 22.83”/58 cm x 15.75”/40 cm; fits any size oven; can be cut to desired size
- BBQ Xtra comes with scour pad and metal ring for storage
- Suitable for gas ovens, electric ovens, and microwaves
- PTFE (PFOA-free) coated non-stick fabric
- Made to resist temperatures up to 500°F (260°C)
- Reusable and reversible.