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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Eight Benefits Of Using Silicone Bakeware

by Helen Rolo

Here are eight benefits of why you should consider this type of bakeware:

  1. You can easily purchase the baking pans at your local stores and for an economical price. Many will come with a multi-year warranty, which makes them a great investment.
  2. You will get even heat distribution, completely baked centers and even browning of your baked goods.
  3. Silicone bakeware does not rust, dent or stain. Your bakeware will look beautiful for many years, with the proper care.
  4. The majority of silicone baking pans are dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, conventional oven and convection oven safe, up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Please read manufacturers instructions as this can vary.
  5. You will save time and calories because these types of baking pans do not need any greasing or flouring. They are made from a nonstick material, making the removal of your baked item, quick and easy.
  6. Once they are removed from the oven, they cool down quickly. This can be especially important to those of us who are blind or visually impaired.
  7. Thanks to the material they are constructed from, you can easily fold the baking pans in half or collapse them for storage which saves on kitchen and cabinet space.
  8. Clean up is a snap! You can place them on the top rack of your dishwasher or easily hand wash them in hot soapy water.

In closing, I think once you try a piece or two, you will be > pleasantly surprised at how silicone bakeware will out perform your metal and glass baking pans. Your baked goods will bake better, taste delicious and clean up will be a snap.

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