Thursday, December 20

which do you prefer?

Thinking about purchasing some bakeware - much of mine is shot - and the question is: which variety to get? Anybody ever used silicone? What are the pros & cons of this variety vs traditional non-stick? I'm specifically interested in getting a bundt pan, bread pan, and muffin pans, and I would love any input!

8 comments:

Alicia said...

I have silicon muffin pans which I like but they get brownish from oil residue that I can't get off. Other than that I like 'em!

Karen said...

I have a silicon bundt pan, as well as a bread pan. I really like them, except that the bread pan seems to be a little larger than the standard one. I'm sure you can find a regular one, though. Supposedly, you aren't supposed to have to spray them; you just gently twist and/or pull the baked goody away from the sides. I always do spray them very lightly, though... creature of habit! :)

Carrie said...

This past week I used one for the first time - it was a Christmas tree muffin pan - I sprayed and reused them but they did not clean up or! bake even. I don't know if it was their shape but I cleaned it up in the sink somewhat and then put them in the dishwasher then tried to clean them in the sink again - I ended up throwing it away. Wasn't worth it

Tricia said...

I have a Kitchen Aid silicone set (that I got dirt cheap at Sam's club) that I really like. I don't ever spray or grease and everything comes out very easily. I haven't noticed any uneveness in baking either. That's my two cents.

Shelley said...

I have the silicon muffin pan and tart pan, I love them for muffins because you can push on the bottome of the muffin bottom and they pop out. If you can find the silicon with the metal support systems they are better for muffin and tarts so they don't wabble when you take them to the oven and spill all over. I found mine at an outlet mall.

Reads said...

I prefer the AirBake, but do they make the bundt or muffin types? I just know they make great cookies on the cookie sheets!!

journeyer said...

I now swear by my stone for baking cookies. The bottoms have never gotten too brown - and never burn. I cook everthing from pizza to frys, cookies, and bread on it. You only use water to wipe it off with.
As for silicone - I have a cupcake one and I love it. I almost always use wrappers. It's true it shows some color as you use them, but I know it's clean b/c I love running it through the dishwasher. That's my fav. part, b/c cupcake pans are a pain to wash. let us know what you decide :)

pamela s said...

For cookie sheets, I adore my airbake cookie sheets. Haven't had anything burn on them yet. But, you do have to handwash them. But, I figure I don't make cookies too often to worry about it!