Why we love washable silicone baking sheets – and you will too!
Silicone Baking Sheets are a kitchen must-have. They are amazing for SO many reasons. And our SUSTOMers love them too!
If you haven’t tried these super versatile silicone oven mats, then let us fill you in on why you need to get one today!
What are Silicone Baking Sheets or Silicone Baking Mats?
Don't worry, you aren't the only one who doesn't know what a silicone baking sheet is! In short, it's your reusable version of single-use baking paper. Use it to roast your vegetables or meat, use it for baking, or pop it in the freezer for your raw treats- all the normal uses of baking paper! In this blog, we use many names for reusable baking paper, so here is a little explanation:
Silicone Baking Sheets are pure silicone and come in a 2-pack, they are flexible, malleable and incredibly versatile!
Silicone Baking Mat or Pad has a fibreglass base surrounded in platinum silicone, giving it a high heat retention, it’s the perfect size for lining a baking tray and cooking up all your fav treats!
What is silicone?
Silicone is a polymer (a substance or material) which are typically rubber-like substances. Silicones are used in sealants, adhesives, lubricants, cooking utensils, medicine and more! Find out more about Silicone in this Wikipedia article.
In this blog we refer to silicone sheets, pads, and mats - they can be used for the same things and used in the same ways!
Silicone Baking Mats are Reusable
Just like all of our SUSTOMi products – you can use Silicone Baking Mats over and over again! The next few reasons why we love the baking sheets will prove just how much they can be used!
Silicone Baking Sheets are Dishwasher Safe
Silicone has such a high-temperature tolerance – they are made for putting in the oven after all – so YES they are dishwasher safe…. and OMG sooo easy to clean! Just give them a wipe down with a dishcloth and pop them in your dishwasher!
Cooking is so easy with Silicone Mats – No grease or oil needed!
One of the reasons why they are so easy to clean is that there is zero grease or oil required for cooking with silicone mats! Just pop your ingredients straight onto the silicone baking mat and put it in the oven, when your cooking is done, the food will slide off with ease… no sticking, no mess, no stress!
You can bake just about anything on Silicone Baking Sheets
Are you a meat lover? Or prefer to eat veggies? Maybe you love to get busy in the kitchen baking? Whatever you like to eat, silicone baking mats are your go-to in the kitchen. Put them in your baking dish and pop your meat on top, ready to be roasted – all the delicious oils and fats will be soaked into the meat - it will probably be the best roast you have ever cooked! Or if you want to roast some veggies simply pop your chopped veggies on the mat with the appropriate spices and voila – veggies that are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside and cooked to perfection! Prefer to bake? The silicone baking mat is as important as a baker’s trusty whisk in the kitchen. Bake cookies, line cake tins, great to pop in the freezer for your raw goods… Literally great for everything!
Silicone Pads are Durable, Sustainable and Malleable
Silicone Baking Sheets can last for decades with the right care! Silicone is such a durable material that can last the tests of time… So, when you compare the dollars spent on single-use baking paper with the purchase of one (or set of 2) baking sheets that will last for over ten years… then you can see the benefits! And that’s why we love them - they are sustainable! Plus, they are malleable – pop them in the bottom of your cake tin and let them mould to the shape you desire, then when your cake is baked, simply pull the silicone sheet out and allow the cake to easily peel away!
More reasons why Silicone Baking Sheets are the best
By now you can tell that we are fans of Silicone Baking Sheets, and in case you aren’t convinced, check out our blog on the Top 5 Benefits of Resuable Silicone Baking Paper.
SUSTOMers love Silicone Silicone Baking Paper too!
Rachna Gurashani of @indiancookingclass is a fan of Silicone Baking Sheets, she loves using them to create her delicious Indian Recipes. Rachna has shared her favourite recipe using Silicone Baking Sheets here.