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Posted: 08 October 2009 11:48 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone has any advice on a good brand to invest for Silicone Muffin Pan? I look in amazon and there’s Roshco, WIlton, Lekue, KitchenAid, SiliconeZone.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Jenn, I don’t own any silicone bakeware but Rose suggests Lekue.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Rozanne - I’m not a big fan of silicone, but I thought of getting it since it’s listed in RHC. I know the baby lemon cheesecake recipe calls for silicone cupcake. Do you think we can use something else?

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Posted: 08 October 2009 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The ones I have just ordered are lekue and from amazon.  Be aware the picture on amazon is incorrect, they are shipping the reddish version, not blue.  Both are fantastic.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Really Hector?  I was going to order the Lekue “mini bread pan” rose suggests for the financiers and barcelona brownies, but when I checked amazon they had two different “mini” pans listed for Lekue - one red, one blue - they differ in size.  I asked Rose on the blog which to order, but I haven’t heard back from her yet.


Blue Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 1.2 inches
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000LHTNLE/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=AYBHI2AQPIRDU&v=glance

Red Dimensions:12.3 x 8 x 1.5 inches
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002KZQY8/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A1JX9PR0ZCWB2X&v=glance

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Posted: 08 October 2009 01:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The most important thing is to get a product that is 100% silicone. Lekue is 100%, and I think there is one other brand that is, the rest have cheap fillers and don’t work as well IMO.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks Hector and Matthew for the input!

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Posted: 08 October 2009 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I have the lekue financier in blue and muffin in red.  I also have most all lekue 2007 collection in blue.  The blue has no fillers.  The red seems to have some, but very unnoticeable.  To determine fillers you strecth, twist, squeeze, or pinch and if you see streaks of white those are the fillers, usually fiberglass.  I think 100 percent silicone keeps its shape better towards the end of cake baking about when the cake is done (198oF to 200oF???). If your are making a cold dessert or your cake doesn’t bake to that high temperature, any silicone will do!  The mini cheesecakes doesn’t heat this high.

Rose’s silicone cake strips have fillers, so when the cake is done, the strips magically strech wider.  It is like a cake test done indicator!  If your 9” pan (measured on the inside) is made of thinner aluminum, the strips slowly slip off which have panicked some people on amazon.com, but indeed it is an advantage because you know the cake has reached done temperature! And also easier to remove if you need to use them again right away.

If the strips don’t slip off, you can leave them on the pan, silicone cools very fast or doesn’t retain heat unlike the cloth strips which remain hot for some time and can make your cake collapse if left on the pan during cooling -)

Ok, Rose doent pay me for her strips, but like she wrote, I thought of using silicone cake strips on my own!

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Posted: 08 October 2009 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Patrincia, I don’t think these are two different pans, but rather just an error in the description.  I actually find that quite often on products sold on Amazon, especially in regards to size descriptions. For example, one of the links you have actually gives two different sizes in the same description. I think I have the blue on in this.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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actually, i’ve just visited the links in Amazon, and only the red version shows pan dimension.  often, product dimension, on amazon, is the packaging size.  i would other either one, as our suspission is that both are the same, as a mater of fact, when i order the blue silicone muffin pans, they ship me the red!  i wrote to Harold Imports, and the issue seems that Lekue is updating their catalog.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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They both have dimensions as listed above, unless you are looking somewhere other than the links I posted.  I might just have to order both!

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Posted: 08 October 2009 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I think Hector’s point is that the product dimensions may be the box size for shipment.  From your links:

Blue, Product Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 1.2 inches

Red, Pan measures 7 by 1-1/4 by 12 inches overall; makes 9 finger cakes AND Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 8 x 1.5 inches

I think the blue one might have a typo though—probably should be 12 x 7 instead of 17 x 7.  You can find the blue one listed on other sites with dimensions similar to the red.

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Posted: 08 October 2009 10:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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i have just measured:

my lekue blue financier pan is exactly 12” long x 6 3/4” wide

each financier cavity is:  8 cm x 3 cm rectangle on the top and 7 cm x 2.5 cm rectangle on the bottom.

9 cavities.

nowhere says LEKUE, but it says made in spain, and it is test squeezed/pinched no-fillers.

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Posted: 09 October 2009 01:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Hector, can you tell me the volume of each cavity?  Do they hold 1/4 cup?

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Posted: 09 October 2009 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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i measured, 250 grams of water on my pourfect beaker, that made exact 2 cups under the meniscus.  each cavity filled around 60 grams of water which is near? 1/4 cup.  my answer to your question would be yes.

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Posted: 09 October 2009 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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hectorwong - 09 October 2009 06:18 PM

i measured, 250 grams of water on my pourfect beaker, that made exact 2 cups under the meniscus.  each cavity filled around 60 grams of water which is near? 1/4 cup.  my answer to your question would be yes.

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