Even those with basic cooking experience know the range of problems that can be encountered in the kitchen. Traditional kitchen tools can warp, rust, break and even melt when accidentally subjected to high temperatures. But can silicone kitchenware offer a solution to all these problems? At first glance, silicone bakeware does not appear entirely practical. Granted, its whimsical design is able to attract attention by its bright colors and unique shapes. But on further examination it appears impractical to use, with the concept of flexible bakeware being almost impossible to grasp. But before you are too harsh to judge, take a look at how using silicone bakeware can simplify your kitchen and make cooking easier.
If you do any type of cooking, chances are you want kitchen tools that are easy to use, clean and maintain. Silicone bakeware comes in a variety of products ranging from silicone cupcake cases, baking sets, baking cups, nonstick baking mats, molds, utensils and more. But what makes using this more practical than the average nonstick, stainless steel or other cookware product?
Like any baking product, they are heat resistant and able to withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees. Unlike metal and nonstick products, silicone bakeware cooks evenly. This eliminates burnt edges and the center cooks just as quickly as the rest of the item. So no more waiting for the center of your loaf or cake to cook while the outside edges look like they are being burnt to a crisp. Once the baked good is cooked and cooled, it can be removed from the silicone mold with a simple and gentle twist – and it will never stick to the cooking surface. Also, silicone mats can be used as a replacement for parchment paper. All you need to do is cut them to fit your existing pans if needed, and they can save you both time and money.