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A Silicone Bakeware Set is Great For Baking
You can't go far wrong with a silicone bakeware set. Silicone bakeware is easy to use, easy to store and long lasting, making it perfect for everyone from baking novices to experienced culinary creators.
Silicone bakeware is made from food safe silicone rubber which is a flexible material, stable at extremes of temperature (certainly anything your average domestic freezers or oven can throw at it), and is also extremely durable and can stand up to life in a hard working kitchen.
It also has one other major advantage over more traditional cookware, in that so long as the cooking mixture you are using contains a decent amount of fat i.e. butter or oil in a cake mix, you do not need to line a silicone cake pan. This saves not only the time lining the cake tin, but also the time spent pulling little strips of stuck paper off whatever you have just baked.
Types of Silicone Baking Sets
Silicone baking sets range from the very basic to those that can cater for almost every baking occasion, so it's worth having a think about the sort that will suit you best.
For example do you bake cupcakes or brownies, and if you bake cakes do you like them round or loaf shaped? The answers to these questions will help you decide which silicone bakeware set is suitable for you.
Silicone Bakeware Sets for Beginners
A silicone baking set can make a great present for someone who is just getting started with baking.
Different sets contain different combinations of bakeware, but a good starting point is to choose a set that has at least 3 of the following:
8" (20cm) round silicone cake pan (if you can find one with 2, all the better)
8" or 7" square silicone cake pan
6 cupcake silicone cupcake mold
silicone loaf pan
A combination of these is enough to get get any beginner started.
Multi Piece Silicone Bakeware Set
If you've tried cooking with silicone and like it, then why not treat yourself to an all singing, all dancing set which will cover all your baking needs.
These days silicone bakeware comes in many shapes and sizes including novelty molds, and bundt cake pans, and sets often include other useful items such as baking mats and silicone spatulas (great for cleaning out bowls as they are so flexible).
Tips on Using Silicone Bakeware
If you're used to using traditional cake tins and bakeware then using silicone for the first time can be a bit strange.
Silicone is very flexible so it's best to place your silicone bakeware on a baking tray to cook, this removes any chance of spilling liquid from a full cake pan.
This type of flexible bakeware is dishwasher safe, but in all honestly it's much quicker and easier to wash them by hand as the non stick surface releases any bits of mixture very easily.
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