There are so many baking mats available on the market that finding the best one is often quite tricky. Silicone baking mats are reusable. Moreover, they are also non-stick. These can be easily washed and reused again. Silicone mats are generally embedded with a unique heat-conduction fiberglass or a nylon fiber mesh to make them non-stick. Today, these have become very popular in homes and restaurants.
Are Silicone Baking Mats Better Than Parchment Paper?
Silicone baking mats are better than parchment paper because they can be easily slipped into a baking sheet. They are slightly heavier than parchment paper, which helps them stay put. These work better when used for melting chocolate or caramel. Even when you have to spread gooey or clingy batters, these work just fine. The spatula does not pull the mat up like on a parchment paper. These mats sit flat on the surface and do not pose a problem of air bubbles. Parchment paper often results in imperfections on the exterior crusts of the baked goods because of the creases and curls formed while spreading the batter.
Baking mats proved to have all the non-stick features of a parchment paper and then a few more. It is quite easy to remove the baked goods from these mats without damaging the crust, as it sometimes happens with parchment paper. Moreover, the non-stick surface of the mats helped in collecting the excess fat. This enables the crust or the food item to bake more evenly as more fat is available. Moreover, as they are slick, they ensure that the batter spreads evenly and flatly. This enabled them to be crunchier and crispier.
Another criterion for testing baking mats was to test the cleanup. A model that is dishwasher safe is often the best. As all the mats accumulate some fats and oils, it is easier to dump them into a dishwasher and clean them. Some mats retained odor, and some retained the left-over oil when washed with hands. But those mats that are dishwasher safe come out cleaner and odorless.
A silicone baking mat is a good bet in contrast to a parchment paper if you bake a lot. All these criteria are important to look into while selecting the best silicone baking mats. You also need to buy one made from food-grade silicone. If you bake a lot, a silicone mat will prove to be economical and a sensible choice.
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48-Hole Macaroon Baking Pad
Prepare your lip-smacking macarons at home using this baking pad with 48 holes. You can use it to bake tiny pastries too. It is a perfect silicone mat for baking at home. This one is available in brown color. One mat features dimensions of 38 cm x 28 cm. This mat is dishwasher safe and also comes out clean and odorless. It will give you better baking results than a parchment paper. So hurry up and don your baking hats! Place your online order now and start baking delicious home-made macarons.