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Best Cooling Racks for Baking

Updated on August 27, 2015

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I love to bake, and I know that how your cookies, cake, etc. turn out depends both on the person baking, and the tools and ingredients that are used.

I always try to find the best value for my money, and typically will seek the reviews and opinions of others before I purchase anything.

I recently attended a bridal shower and bought the bride-to-be the cooling racks she had on her registry. This made me jealous, since they were really nice, and I went in search of new cooling racks for myself.

That's where this lens was born. Here I'm going to share with you what I found about various cooling racks I was interested in purchasing.

Flat vs. Tiered

I recently discovered that there are now tiered cooling racks!

I think these are great, because they take up less of your counter space.

The con is that while most do collapse for storage, they still do take up more cabinet space than the regular flat cooling racks.

My personal opinion is I'd rather have the counter space while baking. In my current apartment there is one counter that is 4 feet wide, so I need all of the space I can get!

The Great Debate - Flat vs. Tiered

Do you prefer flat or tiered cooling racks?

#1 Most Popular Cooling Racks on Amazon - Also the racks I have in my kitchen!

The Wilton 2105-459 Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack is great!

Just looking at the numbers it's a winner. They have 140 customer reviews on Amazon, and overall have a 4 1/2 star rating!

I also happen to own these very racks, and I can say I really love them. I was still using the old, really flat racks from 20 years ago, and they were barely raised off the counter at all, and weren't non-stick.

These Wilton racks have a non-stick surface, they have collapsible legs on each end, measure 15-7/8 by 9-7/8 inches, are raised about 2 inches off the counter (and each other) and are dishwasher safe!

They also come with a 10 year warranty, and are a great price. They are listed at $19.99 but has them for $10.51 and they are eligible fore free super saver shipping.

I use them all the time and am always so happy that I decided to buy them. They're perfect for when I bake up a large batch of cookies; I can have them all cooling at the same time while not taking up a ton of counter space.

#2 - Baker's Secret 10-by-16-Inch Nonstick Set of 2

The second best selling racks on Amazon right now are a set of 2 flat nonstick cooling racks by Baker's Secret.

The racks have a grid pattern, and 4 small legs, 2 on either long side of the rack.

There are 98 customer reviews of this product, with an overall rating of 4 1/2 stars.

You can buy them for $9.70, and get free super saver shipping.

#3 - Wilton Recipe Right 3 Tier

Third in the list is another set of tiered racks, again by Wilton. I think it's safe to say that Wilton is one of the best baking brands on the market right now.

The set has 19 customer reviews, and has a 4 1/2 star rating. They are just under $11 are eligible for free super saver shipping.

Cooling Cookies

These are my favorite chocolate chip cookies cooling on my favorite baking racks, which are the first ones on this page.
These are my favorite chocolate chip cookies cooling on my favorite baking racks, which are the first ones on this page. | Source

#4 - CIA Masters Collection 12 Inch x 17 Inch Chrome Plate Steel

The fourth most popular cooling rack is a single rack that is 12 x 17 inches. It is made by CIA, has a grid pattern and is chrome plated steel.

The rack has 93 customer reviews and a 4 1/2 star rating.

It costs about $15.50 and is eligible for free super saver shipping.

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#5 - Linden Sweden Baker's 4-Tier Adjustable Metal

This is the first kind of these racks we've seen on the list.

Made by Linden Sweden, the Baker's 4-Tier Adjustable Metal Cooling Rack is unique on the way that it is assembled. It's one piece that folds flat for storage.

Another unique feature is that the description mentions the rack can hold up to four pizza stones, making it a great multi-use product in the kitchen.

This rack has 54 customer reviews that gave it an overall 4 1/2 star rating.

It costs $19.95 and is eligible for free super saver shipping.

#6 - Nordic Ware Extra Large 16 by 20 Inch

Number six on our list is another single rack, made by Nordic Ware. It is extra large, measuring 16 x 20 inches (according to the description, this is large enough to hold a turkey roaster) and has a grid pattern.

It has a nonstick coating and is dishwasher safe.

There are 14 customer reviews, and an overall rating of 4 stars.

You can buy this rack for $13.50, and it's eligible for free super saver shipping.

#7 - Nifty Non-Stick 3-Tier

Here we have another 3 tier cooling rack. This one, made by Nifty, folds flat for storage, and has an extra support arm for your heavier baked items.

It has 7 customer reviews, a 4 1/2 star rating, and can be purchased for $19.95. It's also eligible for free super saver shipping.

#8 - Fox Run Stackable 10-Inch by 14-Inch

Finally, we have a tiered set. Made by Fox Run, this set is chrome, 10 x 14 inches, and has 3 stackable tiers.

It has 11 customer review and a 4 star rating.

It costs $13.39 and is eligible for free super saver shipping.


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      Alicia 5 years ago from New York

      @dream1983: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it.

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, well done! Squidlike

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      Alicia 5 years ago from New York

      @happynutritionist: Of course! It's a great lens. Thank you for stopping by and blessing this lens! I always used flat racks, but now that I've got tiered ones, I probably won't go back!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Nice selection, and thank you for the kindness of adding one of my lenses to the list on the right. I appreciate that so much.