When you think of silicone bakeware, many questions may come to mind. Is it safe? How hot can I set my oven when I use them? What type of baking can it be used for? Read on for answers to these questions and more, as we explore the topic of silicone bakeware.
What Is Silicone Bakeware?
Silicone bakeware is a type of cooking equipment that is made of silicone rubber. Although seemingly counterintuitive, these silicone baking tools have become very popular in recent years, and for good reason.
Silicone bakeware comes in almost any baking variety imaginable. Some examples include silicone baking mats, silicone muffins pans, silicone bundt cake pans and more.
Is Silicone Bakeware Safe?
Although it may seem silly to purchase a rubber based silicone baking mat or other rubber item to place in your oven, these silicone baking tools are actually made for just that. Contrary to what you may believe, some silicone baking products boast to be able to withstand heats that surpass even 500 degrees! Nevertheless, you should always check the items details and read any fine print on the package before attempting to use silicone at an extremely hot temperature at home.
What Are the Benefits of Using Silicone Bakeware?
There are several advantages attached to the growing trend of silicone bakeware. Here are just a few:
- No Rust or Staining
- Easy Clean Up
- Microwave, Oven, and Dishwasher Safe
- Can Be Used in the Freezer
- Even Baking Results
- Less Burnt Edges
What Else Should I Know About Silicone Bakeware?
Consider the following when deciding to use silicone bakeware:
1. Bakeware will be hot after use, and will still require oven mitts to remove from oven.
2. Silicone bakeware is best used on top of a regular baking sheet for even baking and stability.
3. Be careful not to accidentally puncture your bakeware by avoiding sharp objects, such as knives, while baking.
4. Never use silicone bakeware over a flame, or on top of the stove.
If you or someone you know is interested in trying silicone bakeware, check us out at Baking Supply Store-Yonkers Warehouse, or visit us online.
Contact N Y Cake for more information about our silicone baking mats or to place an order.