!It’s not a secret I love baking, and when baking delights in my oven, I either use a non-stick spray, tin foil or parchment paper on my baking pans to keep my baked goods from sticking. I’ve noticed a lot of bakers and bloggers prefer to use silicone baking mats when baking. So, being a baker and a blogger, shouldn’t I be using these too? Shouldn’t I be using the latest technology?
Ok! I was compelled to jump on board, so I did buy a set of ‘Artisan’ Silicone Baking Mats to see what magical powers these silicone baking mats could possess. They arrived and sadly, after using them a couple of times, I didn’t really see what the big deal was? In fact, I just went back to using my other non-sticking baking methods. I didn’t keep real good tabs, but I do remember that when I put the mat in an oven at 350 degrees, it was smoking within 5 minutes and was giving off a funky chemical smell. The mats were cleanable, but they still had a sticky, gummy residue on them afterwards. I was thinking ‘Are these even that safe to use? Blah!’
But wait! Recently I was approached to try silicone baking mats by Culinary Xessories, I was leery after my first ‘attempt’ but decided to give it another ‘baker’s try’. They arrived undamaged and were nicely packaged. I used them for several types of cookies and can I just say “Wow!” I get it! I get what other bakers and bloggers are raving about.
No funky smells, no smoking, no sticky residue, food doesn’t stick, even, perfect baking, nice coloring and easy cleaning! I visually compared the other mat side by side with the Culinary Xessories. Culinary Xessories is a little thicker, more resilient and the knit meshing is tighter and stronger. It is definitely of high quality!
I went on Amazon to see what other features these little beauties could do. Oh me-oh, my-oh! Listen up! They can be used up to 4000 times, can save you $400 compared to parchment paper and can withstand temps between -40°F – 480°F making it safe to use in the freezer, refrigerator, microwave, oven, and dishwasher. Pretty sturdy stuff! That’s just icing on the cake and there’s so much more information I haven’t told you that you can go check out here! I am excited to use it for pizza, chicken, more cookies, chocolates, rolling out dough, and that’s just the start of this new adventure.
I highly recommend Culinary Xessories Silicone Baking Mats for anyone that likes no more messes left behind and perfectly baked goodies! 🙂 You will be completely satisfied! *Pinky swear!* Click here for more information!
And I’m happy to announce that I’ve partnered up with Culinary Xessories for a 10 Product-Giveaway, starting today Monday, March 16th!
Don’t miss this! 10 Sets of 2 Silicone Baking Mats to be given away!