We all have dirty little house secrets – things weâ€™re not exactly proud of in our homes. We keep things that are beat up, (almost) worn out, and generally past their prime. I have one in my kitchen: a 12+ year-old aluminum sheet pan. Itâ€™s a weird size, super thin, bent, scorched, and does not bake evenly. It was probably non-stick at one time, but the coating has long since disappeared. Somehow, though, I canâ€™t retire it! I have several other Chicago Metallic baking pans that are amazing, and could kick the butt of this pan any day. But yet, I seem to need this one to put under a baking pie, or toast croutons, or warm up frozen leftovers. Iâ€™m embarrassed by it and try not to bring it out when I have guests over because itâ€™s so shabby. Instead, I keep it hidden away, like a security blanket, only to be used when Iâ€™m cooking by myself. Now that Iâ€™ve shared my dirty little house secret â€“ whatâ€™s yours!? â€“ Rebecca F.
Photo credit: Rebecca Firlik