Cooking with Silicone Bakeware
Cooking with silicone bakeware is the newest baking trend. Their bright colors attract attention, but their flimsiness raises a few questions about their stability. That is why manufacturers have designed companion racks to keep these soft pans from folding in on themselves and to prevent having to cleanup batter messes. Here are some advantages of cooking with silicone bakeware.
- No greasing or oiling of pan required for cooking. Although, after washing pans should be conditioned after each use with a little cooking oil or non-stick baking spray and wipe off the excess.
- It is easy to turn out anything baked in them. Because they are flexible and completely non-stick there is no more frustration with the baked good sticking to the pan.
- Silicone pans cool quickly when taken out of the oven which allows you to remove your cakes or muffins by touching the rim without burning yourself on the pan.
- Silicone bakeware are easy to clean because it is completely non-stick so there is never anything stuck on it. It can go into the dishwasher (even the bottom shelf) or be washed by hand in warm soapy water. It can even be turned inside out if needed. Silicone will not fade or discolor because it is stain proof and is non-absorbent and scratch-proof.
- Silicone bakeware gets perfect results because the pan cools down quickly so what you have baked stops cooking when you take the pan out of the oven. It also bakes and browns evenly.
- Silicone in nonporous which means that it doesn’t absorb odors from the food you have cooked.
- It is safe to bake, store, freeze and reheat in the bakeware.
- Silicone bakeware is lightweight, flexible and easy to store. It will never break, get scratched, dented or rust.
There are a variety of uses for silicone bakeware from cakes, muffins, or ice cubes. They should never be used on an open flame or on a stove top burner. Knives or sharp objects could damage your pans. Once you get used to cooking with silicone bakeware you will be happy with the results.