I tend to bake a lot and when I say a lot, I mean a lot. As a mother of five children, it is a lot cheaper and healthier that way, especially when there is a holiday, because I am usually the one who does the hosting for meals.
I will be the first one to admit, I am a little old fashioned when it comes to my methods. I follow my recipes to the specific measurements and I am stuck on my old fashioned pans. Silicone is the latest and greatest thing to hit kitchens and if you haven’t tried or heard of them, get ready! When I first heard of them, I thought there was no way they could offer the same results.
Silicone Designs offers a set of two baking pans that are silicone. I reached out to the owner to give them a try. He kindly obliged and sent me a set. Before I get into the review of these, I would just like to state Silicone Designs has amazing customer service. I felt welcomed, appreciated, and I received my baking pan set in no time at all. Not too many sellers out there offer all three wonderful aspects of customer service. So, with that being said, I was impressed already.
When I received these, they were packaged very nicely to insure a safe delivery to me. They are as red as they appear which is what I love because I have red in my kitchen and I tend to color coordinate. These pans are BPA free which is what is the best thing for everyone to have when it comes to any item you use and promises to be 100% food grade silicone. Looking at these, they are nice, thick, and seem very durable. These definitely seemed like these came from a chef’s kitchen. Each pan measures 10.75 inches long x 5.25 inches wide x 2.5 inches deep, so if you think about it, these are a good size. Upon reading the packaging, it states these are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. These can be put into the dishwasher on either the top or bottom rack which is pretty neat. It offers some flexibility. It also states the these pans are safe for temperatures up to 450F, 232C. These pans have a cute texture design on the bottom which adds some personalization.Here is the best part of these. There is a warranty. Yes! That alone should tell you something about how confident this company is with their product. There is a one year warranty and they offer an extended warranty with product registration. I am impressed with that.
So how did these measure up for me compared to my old faithfuls? Well, to be honest, very good! With these being silicone, you don’t need to oil them….at least I didn’t have to with what I was making. That makes it a little healthier. My items baked evenly, accordingly, and here is the best part….my baked products, popped right out with the greatest of ease. These pans are equipped with 6 Built-in Stabilizer Bars for added stability and strength and it certainly shows. I worried my bread would expand and take over the pan and I was wrong. My loaves came out just as wonderful as they did with my older metal ones. Taste and flavor was not compromised at all.
Cleaning these up is a breeze. They can easily be turned inside out and seeing as though they are silicone, anything on them pretty much just rinses right off. I have used these many times and I haven’t experienced any staining of the bread pans. Another really good thing that I worried about was odors that may get locked into the silicone material. That isn’t the case with these. No odors which is something we can all agree can be a problem with materials like this often.
I have since switched from my old faithfuls to these. I stand corrected and have joined millions of others who would agree these are the best thing since sliced bread. If you haven’t tried these, I highly recommend making the switch, you won’t be disappointed. Silicone Designs offers a variety of products all top notch quality. To check out what other products they offer, feel free to visit their website located here. This beautiful set of silicone baking pans is sold on Amazon.com for $17.98. To order these or to read other reviews, please feel free to visit the product page on Amazon which is located here.
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