Thursday, October 22, 2009

Things I Love Thursday – Silicone Baking Mat

TILT I’ve been eyeing these silicone baking mats for a while, and I finally took the plunge a few weeks ago.  I like the idea of having an instant non-stick surface with minimal clean-up and no added fats or cooking sprays. 

I chose to buy the Wilton Easy Flex Silicone Baking Mats.  As a cake decorator, I trust Wilton products, and this did not disappoint.

Easy Flex™ Silicone Baking Mats

I must say that they work perfectly!  Nothing sticks to them!  I’ve used the mats to bake cookies, bake biscuits, roll pastry dough, and roll fondant.  When baking, I love that I don’t have to scrub a huge cookie sheet…I just rinse the baking mat and put the cookie sheet back in the cabinet! 

Although I invested $8.99 per mat, in the long run it will probably save me money because I no longer use cooking spray when baking.  And, it has definitely saved me time and energy!

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MommyAmy said...

Oh yes! I have 2 silpat mats and they work wonderfully! I actually went out and bought cookie sheets that would work better with my mats, that's how much I love them! lol

Anonymous said...

good to know! i have NOT liked my silicone mini muffin fact, i think i finally just threw it away it was so bad (and it wasn't a cheap one, either!). if i hadn't seen your review, i never would have looked at these.

Joanna J. said...

You know, I've tried the silicone baking cups and pans, too, and did NOT like them at all. They got all mis-shapen and were difficult to clean and store. Plus, I could never get a good crust on breads or muffins.

But these pads produce a good texture for cookies and burning or sticking. To store the pads, I just roll them up like a log.

thediaperdiaries said...

Hmmmm.....I have never even thought of buying these, but now I am thinking I might. I hate cookies that stick to the sheet.