Silicone Baking Mats - A Safe and Effective Non-Stick Cooking Solution?

    Morton Gottlieb
    By Morton Gottlieb

    Turn on the television on any day of the week and you'll quickly encounter amateur and professional chefs around the world milling, stirring and seasoning on ratings winners like America's Test Kitchen, The Great British Bake Away and MasterChef: Australia.
    Interest in cookery has soared and so, as a result, have sales of kitchenware. Silicone goods, in particular, have witnessed a huge rise. Watch any chef on TV and it won't be long until you see him or her creating an excellent dish with the assistance of silicone baking pans, sheets and mats, spatulas and molds.
    With popular TV shows promoting silicone kitchenware, it is no surprise that home cooks are currently purchasing these goods in ever-increasing amounts.
    But what is it all about this product that is fast which makes it a must-have at the kitchen?
    1. Silicone is a non-stick material, meaning that meals will not find baked on. Silicone baking mat s may be used on top of baking sheets and cookie sheets, or within baking pans, which makes your non-silicone bake-ware completely non-stick.
    2. Silicone can handle heat and cold. Whether or not you want to store food in the freezer or cook in the oven, silicone is perfect for the job.
    3. Silicone conducts heat very slowly, so utensils stay cool in a hot saucepan and kitchen tops and surfaces will not suffer burn marks. When silicone mats have been made to add fibreglass mesh they supply a much heat transfer, the fibreglass saline and mesh work together to boost even baking and browning.
    4. Silicone doesn't degrade over time and won't rust or stain. If made from premium excellent silicone your bake-ware may be used thousands of times.
    5. Silicone is very flexible so it can be folded or squeezed into tight storage spaces. This also makes the removal of cakes and muffins from silicone bake-ware really easy.
    6. Silicone is a soft cloth and its utensils will not scratch or damage non-stick pans.
    7. A silicone skillet can be used more than 2000 times so there is no need to purchase parchment paper along with other disposable linings/sheets.
    Now that we've established the several reasons why silicone is so popular let's look at the safety problem - saline is manmade after all and for food preparation purposes it's going to be utilized for making something which you will put in your mouth!