Baking equals a lot of sticky, doughy messes, that’s for sure. And while the creations are delightful, there’s no hiding from clean up duty. While I’m no baker, I do love to cook and I am friends with many, many bakers. In our conversations, we unanimously rave about the wonders of silicone bakeware. They love how utterly functional it is; easy to bake with, light, flexible and of course I chime in with how much I appreciate how easy it is to clean and store, not to mention how safe it is to use (it’s great for cooking too, which I love to do). Clean up is a breeze – just pop silicone bake ware in the dishwasher or hand wash with soap and water for a quick and effective clean up. The silicone can’t hold on to goopy hardened sugar or baked on dough; anything will slip right off it. It’s kind of miraculous and a total joy to use in the kitchen.
When I cook, I will almost always line my baking sheets with a silicone pastry mat instead of foil or parchment (perfect for roasted veggies and cookies). When it comes to baking pies, cupcakes, breads, look for silicone molds which are cute and colorful, reusable, heat resistant (around 500 degrees fahrenheit) and easy to store. Post-baking clean up has never been easier!