red silicone baking mat with chocolate chip cookies on it
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Silicone Baking Mats Are They Worth It?

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Some of my favorite kitchen products that I own are my silicone baking mats. I love trying out new kitchen products and gadgets and these mats definitely perform how they are designed.

I am super excited to share with you my review of these silicone baking mats. They are a product that I have used many many many times over many years.

In this post, I will discuss why you might want to buy them and what they are used for. I will also tell you where you can buy them. On to the information!

What are silicone baking mats used for and why might you want them?

freshly baked stained glass cookies on a silicone baking mat

If you follow my YouTube channel and watch my videos are have browsed a lot of my recipes one main thing Silicone Baking Mats are used for is cookies.

The silicone promotes more even baking which helps to prevent the bottom of the cookies from getting too brown or burnt.

Bottom of chocolate chip cookies

They are also reusable. So many instances where you might use parchment paper, you can use these instead. It cuts down on waste.

It takes me a long time to get through a roll of parchment paper these days, haha.

But they aren’t only for cookies, you can use them for fish, meat, chicken, veggies, anytime you might want to protect your pan and provide a nonstick surface.

I use them for my crispy baked chicken wings, twice baked potatoes, kale chips, most of my cookie recipes, and so much more!

Silicone baking mat over a piece of paper with pictures.

Since they are somewhat see through, you can also use the silicone baking mats for doing chocolate designs. I like to use them for doing my cupcake toppers.

You would place the mat over the printed design. Then you can drizzle melted chocolate, candy melts, etc. on top of the design.

chocolate cupcake toppers on top of cupcakes.

See how cool those look? There are so many uses for silicone baking mats.

There are several brands out there to choose from, but they are all pretty much the same. I use the artisan metal works mat brand, but the amazon basics brand is great too. You can find them on Amazon or possibly at your local cake decorating shop, or a place like Walmart.

These are usually oven-safe up to 480 F which is plenty for most thinks that you will be baking. Also, like I mentioned they are reusable. They are super easy to clean, just wash with hot soapy water or place in the top rack of the dish washer. I also just hand wash mine.

They are durable and last a very long time. I have had the same silicone baking mats for over 7 years now.

Now the golden question, do you need them in your kitchen?

If you bake a lot, or work with chocolate, etc, and go through lots of parchment paper, then it will definitely be worth it to pick a few of these up. You won’t be disappointed.

Silicone Baking Mats Video Review

Now check out my video review that I did for these.

Kitchen Product Review 4 | Silicone Baking Mats

6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this post, I just ordered another one from amazon. They are wonderful!

  2. I love my silicone baking mats!! A great way to lessen use of parchment paper.

  3. This was so helpful and makes baking so much easier! Thank you for the tips and hints!

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