Nonstick baking mats, as they are sometimes called, are great for all your baking needs. Baking mats are great for baking cookies, cakes, bread, fish, meat, vegetables, and any other food you can think of.
Here are several reasons why you should get a non-stick baking mat today.
- Silicone baking mats are easy to clean. No more prying things off the side of baking tins and endless scouring and scrubbing. Simply wipe or wash clean with soap and hot water. Clean up is a breeze.
- Food cooks/bakes evenly and there is less chance of burning the underside of your cake (food). The mat distributes the heat so that the food cooks evenly through out.
- It is a money saver. No more buying of sprays, oils, flour or parchment paper. The baking mat is designed so that nothing sticks to it.
- The silicone baking mat is quite flexible. If can be used in the freezer as well as the oven. It can also be easily washed and stored. A silicone baking mat is a must-have kitchen tool for you - the modern cook.
To use a silicon baking mat, it's very simple. First, you'll want to rinse the silicone mat with cool water and dry it with a paper towel. Heat the oven and place the baking mat on a single-layer baking sheet. If your silicone mat has writing or a logo on it, position it with the writing facing up. Next, Add the pastry dough, batter or item for baking on the mat, allowing about 1/4 inch more space on all sides than you do when baking on parchment. For example, if you normally space cookie-dough portions 1/2 inch apart, space them 3/4 inch apart to accommodate for the extra spread. After that, place the baking sheet on the center oven rack and bake according to the recipe. Take the pan out of the oven and set it on a wire baking rack. Let the baked good cool for a few minutes then transfer it to another baking rack to finish cooling. Finally, hand wash the mat with soap and water and wipe with a soft sponge. Dry the mat with a paper towel and lay it flat to store. You can also roll the mat into a tube and secure it with a rubber band.
I checked out the Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements
to see how well it measured up. Besides the usual use (baking and roasting) the mat has shown to be handy if you're drizzling a glaze over some donuts, opening up some dough and some other unexpected uses such as for arts and crafts and play dough! I love that this mat is a reusable substitute for parchment paper which means you can save quite a bit money in the long run if you bake often. I also like that you don't need to use oil or spray when you use this mat. Sometimes I sprinkle flour on the mat if I'm baking bread or something of a bread substance. Just place the food on the mat over a tray, and pop it in the oven. The mat doesn't add any flavoring to your food either like some baking products may do. I'm in love with the mat. Easy to clean + easy to store = my kind of product!