When it comes to silicone bakeware some people may wonder, what are the benefits? On the surface the bakeware seems to appear to be nothing more than a soft sided mold, not able to stand up to anything but that is not the case. These soft sided baking supplies are not only easy to use but extremely versatile.
First silicone pans are available in traditional shapes and standard sizes so there is no confusion as to whether or not your favorite recipe would work with the dimensions of the pan. They also weigh much less than standard pans and are bendable. There is no special care that has to be taken when storing or packing them up since there is no chance that the pans will breaks anything else in the box, or bend and dent. Also since they are silicone over time they will not rust and are easier to clean than standard bakeware. Unlike standard bakeware the use of steel knives is not safe for the items. While these pans are sturdy when it comes to cooking and baking, using a steel knife or serrated knife can cut through the silicone material.
Secondly, the clean-up with silicone bakeware is much easier. The non stick surface works differently than those on steel pans. There is no need to coat the inside of the pans with anything while baking and once the cake or brownies, or food of choice is removed from the pan, there is no residue left from crumbs or batter. This also means that they are easily washed with just warm water and soap, no need to scrub the corners to remove food residue because it is not there. They are also dishwasher safe which can make cleaning them a lot easier. You can put them in the dishwasher as you would your regular dishes and they come out clean as if you hand washed them yourself.
Thirdly, the silicone molds are extremely versatile. Not only can they be used for baking but also in the refrigerator and freezer. So whether being used to bake a cake or create a frozen treat with their flexible sides and bottoms it is easy to remove any creation from the silicone mold. This makes silicone pans more versatile and you are not limited in the things you can create with them, while they are mainly used for baking. They can also be used in crafting for homemade soap bar molds so the possibilities are endless.
Fourth and lastly there are so many different types of silicone molds to choose from. Unlike conventional bakeware, silicone bakeware is able to be made into many more shapes and sizes. There is of course the standard cookware, loaf pans, cake pans, brownie pans, but there are also numerous shapes and characters that are easier to create due to the easily bendable material. This allows for easier shaping and more creativity can be offered in the shapes of the pans manufactured.
Whether you are looking for a cake pan, loaf pan, or any other type of bakeware you should be able to find a silicone mold that is not only similar but easier to use. There are so many different features and things that can be done with silicone pans that whether you are a new baker or a seasoned baker the possibilities are endless.