Do you prefer sprays, parchment paper or silicone baking mats?
Posted: 13 February 2014 12:03 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everyone,

I really hope you don’t mind me asking this question!

I sell my own brand of silicone baking mat and would love to get a feel for what bakers use for non-stick purposes - oil spray, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

We get product reviews from customers which are always great but that person has generally searched for ‘silicone baking mat’ so they are likely to prefer that option so it would be helpful to know what a more general group of people use.

Many thanks for any input!

Have a lovely day,

Lexi

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Posted: 13 February 2014 01:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I use all three depending upon the instructions in the recipe.

Good luck with your business.

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Posted: 13 February 2014 01:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks Flour Girl!

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Posted: 13 February 2014 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I like the idea of silicone mats, but I find them to be a pain to wash and dry since they are so floppy, so even though I own them I almost always use parchment. I use silicone when something is at a very high temperature that would burn the parchment.

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Posted: 13 February 2014 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I use parchment almost exculisvely [I have silpats] because I think that for cookies, they generally benefit from the more direct heat of the pan.
I never oil because it always burns on the pan when I do [or when I *did*, since I don’t do it anymore].

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Posted: 13 February 2014 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Unless you make round silicon mats for cake pan like 9, 8 or 10,& 12 inch, I will use mat, but otherwise I use parchment. I always use mat when I am using a cookie sheet, esp when I make Parisian macarons.

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Posted: 13 February 2014 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I use my silicone mat for bread baking free form loaves ...mostly because bread isn’t too messy and I don’t have to clean it.  I use parchment for cookies (ie:  chocolate melts and sticks, etc.) and anything messy and for lining cake pans.  Of course, spray oil for loaf pans and misting my bun pans.

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Posted: 13 February 2014 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thank you all for your comments, it is extremely helpful!

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Posted: 14 February 2014 05:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Sherrie - 13 February 2014 03:10 PM

I use my silicone mat for bread baking free form loaves

I see the Silpat temp is limited to 480 F? I’d hesitate to drop that on my preheated baking stone at 500+ F.

The parchment doesn’t burn even that those temperatures, although it does turn dark brown.

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