I had never heard about silicone mats before for baking so when they came in the mail I did give it some major side eye. When I did unwrap them, not knowing how they were to be used, I was convinced that it was not going to work. The mats are flimsy and how where they going to hold anything on them?
There are 3 mats in this pack. One large and two smaller ones (half of the large). These mats are BPA and BPP free. They can easily be used in the oven, microwave and freezers. More importantly they work.
What I was mistaken about is that these mats do not replace my sheet. It replaces the oil, butter, foil or parchment paper I usually have to use to line my sheets. It was a little bigger than my baking sheet but it did not hinder my baking in anyway.
So after mixing my scones (recipe coming in another post), instead of having to grease my sheet, I just easily placed my scones on the sheets. And it was evenly baked. Sometimes when I grease my pans the bottoms of things get darker long before the top takes color. This did not happen.
After baking clean up was easy. I just took the scones off and washed the mats very quickly. It took about two minutes to clean up. They can also be thrown into the dishwasher unto the top rack. These mats do not absorb food odors or flavors so can be easily used for various baking experiments.
Please note that they are not to be used for cutting or to cut things on as they can be easily damaged that way.
These are a great addition to my kitchen ensemble. I am very happy I was given the chance to test these out.
This set of mats can be bought on Amazon and while there check out the other great reviews from other users.
Have you ever used silicone baking mats? If you haven't and you bake, you should!!!
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