If you decide to try out silicone cookware, here are some buying tips to help you.
When buying a baking pan, you need to check the safe temperature range of the product.
Otherwise, you may end up melting your new silicone baking pan.
Perform a twist test to check that the product you are considering is free of fillers.
Hold the silicone firmly with your fingers and twist it.
If the color does not change, the product does not contain fillers.
If the color turns white, there is some filler in it.
If you are buying a silicone baking pan, buy one with a support ring to ensure stability.
Buy silicone molds that do not have narrow spaces where food can get stuck, making
it difficult to clean.
Buy only FDA-approved silicone utensils and bakeware to ensure they are non-toxic.
They should also have a food-grade rating.
How to cook and bake successfully with silicone cookware
Check out these tips on how to properly use silicone utensils and bakeware.
While food doesn't stick to silicone bakeware easily, they're not completely non-stick either.
So, you'll still need to lubricate or dust them with flour, especially if you're using large pans.
If you are baking a chocolate cake, you might try dusting the silicone pan with cocoa powder.
Silicone muffin molds can be used for both sweet and savory treats.
In addition to muffins and cupcakes, you can make mini quiches, cheese puffs, and more!
Silicone cake pans are too wobbly for baking large sweets.
Unless you're willing to risk an accident, it's best to stick with a metal pan for more support.
If you're not familiar with silicone bakeware, it's best to watch the baking time carefully
the first few times you use it until you have a better idea of what adjustments need
to be made.
When removing silicone bakeware from the oven, be sure to use a hot pad.
Although they cool quickly, they will still get hot.
Silicone muffin molds should be placed on a metal tray to keep them stable before
placing them on the oven rack.
Do not use sharp objects on silicone dishes and bakeware.
Although silicone is naturally resistant to microbial growth, scratches and cuts may
Can silicone bakeware be used for steaming?
Since food-grade silicone is safe at temperatures up to 572˚F, it can be used for
steaming and steam baking.
The only thing you shouldn't do is put your silicone mold over an open flame where
it can melt.
To help you get started, here is a simple recipe for steamed eggs that you can try to
make a healthy breakfast with.
Do silicone bakeware take longer to bake?
Most recipes are designed for metal pans, which conduct heat better.
Since silicone is an insulator, you will first have to experiment a bit.
Try increasing the baking temperature and time slightly, and carefully monitor what
you are baking.
Once you have achieved good results, write them down for future reference.