How to Use Silicone Bakeware: Tips for Successful Baking
- Pans are hot to touch while in the oven but cool down quickly; use hot pads to remove them.
- Using a cookie sheet underneath will provide stability even for smaller pans.
- Always use a metal baker's sheet or specially designed sled or rack underneath wider or larger silicone pans.
- Place filled silicone cups either on a metal muffin tin or baking sheet for stability during baking.
- Wash pans thoroughly before first use. Warm soap and water clean-up is easy.
- When washing silicone molds or pans after use, dishwasher is fine or warm soap and water.
- Do not use knives or sharp objects - they could damage your silicone bakeware.
- Never use on an open flame or on stovetop burners.
There's a multitude of uses for silicone bakeware from specialty cakes to everyday breads and muffins to chocolate molding. Freeze fresh herbs and make fun size Jello type desserts. Sky is the limit!
- Isabelle Menard