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NOT as described!
on December 22, 2009
I bought this specifically so I could double my baking capacity (four baking sheets in the oven instead of two at a time) but it didn't even come close. I'm returning to Amazon because, quite frankly, this thing is useless. It is NOT as described. They got tricky with their "dimensions," listing the approximate collapsed dimensions instead of the assembled dimensions. I read 22 inches wide and believed my standard half sheet pan (18 inches wide) would fit nicely. Not so. It forces you to load most baking sheets/pans length-wise, which means for the standard home oven, nothing bigger than a 9x13 pan (without wide handles!) will fit. Most baking sheets are simply too long to fit and still have your oven door close properly. Forget trying to use half sheet pans!
If they'd simply made it 4 inches wider, it would still fit in the oven with room to spare, AND it would fit most baking sheets/pans loaded width-wise, including my half sheet pans. It's a poor design, and the description on here is extremely misleading. I just hope Amazon grants my refund, since this item is completely useless to me. With any luck, they'll make the manufacturer list the assembled dimensions in the description to keep this kind of thing from happening again, too.