Saturday, November 13, 2010

Product Review- silicone

NOTE Giveaway is NOW CLOSED
 Have you tried cooking with silicone? The advantages are easy clean up and storage. They come in nearly every shape and size and function.
 You will still have to grease or spray your pans, and they often need baking sheet underneath for support. Two varieties I use regularly and do recommend are the muffin cups seen below. I spray these and use with cake or brownie mixes, you can still use paper liners but they do not require it which makes it nice for some recipes. Note: if not using liners, let cool COMPLETELY before removing, then gently loosen from mold.
 I also like the oven mits, they do get hot, but are sufficient for removing pans from the oven. They improve grip for me and unless really stressed will keep your hands comfortable.
 As far as cake pans, you can see they tend to cook unevenly. Even with support the cake often comes out with sink holes. Smothered with frosting and no one will really care, but if you bake for special occasions I recommend staying with the tried and true. Cake pans with patterns, or bunts work better. The only silicone pan I actually got rid of was my loaf pan, the bread expanded to much and did not come out in a nice loaf shape. I have not decided if I like the cookie sheet liners yet, I think I prefer parchment paper.
 Overall I recommend trying it to see if you like it, especially the muffin cups!
so why not try these.......
a set of 2 personal steamers.
I will be giving away this set of steamers and

a set of 3 tea infusers.
 Giveaway Rules Giveaway now closed

To enter; (all comments must be left on this post.)
1. leave a comment about silicone cookware, have you used it? what do you think? never tried it? just let me know.
2. Help spread the word about the giveaway by blogging about it. Come back and leave a comment  stating so.
3. Blog about or take the holiday treat hookup button seen on side bar, this is an ongoing linky that will be open for you to share your favorite holiday recipes. Please leave separate comment that you have done this.
4. Link a recipe on the holiday treats page, see page tabs across the top, and come back and tell me, here on this post.
5. Like ND Kitchen on Facebook, leave a comment stating you are a fan.
That is 5 chances to enter!
Each entry MUST be a separate comment! Comments with more than one entry will only be counted as one.
You must have a blog that I can contact you at or you must leave an email address on your comment. if there is no email a new winner will be drawn.
Give away will end on December 30th.

13 comments:

Cortney Lyon said...

I have tried Silicone cookware before...and unfortunately, it just didn't work for me. The one time I tried, it cooked unevenly which resulted in the cake falling apart when I removed it from the silicone even when it had completely cooled. I like to stick with good old fashioned metal and glass.

Cortney Lyon said...

I just posted the Holiday Treat Hookup button on my side bar with a link back to here. I'll be linking a few recipes over the next few weeks.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I have a couple of silicone cookie sheet liners but I've got to say, I really do prefer parchment paper.

LindaSue said...

I have a couple silicone baking shells I've not used yet (recouping from knee surgery..thought you were gonna pop in and say hi, *pout*)....but I honestly LOVE my silicone bread pan; it's made by Wilton, I believe, and makes it so easy for any kind of bread, especially sweet, stickier breads, to pop right out. Also love my silicone hot pad on the table, although it is really carved up from my kiddos....

LindaSue said...

I have no clue how to add buttons and tthings to my blog...will try and blog about this soon...but...
I AM A FACEBOOK FAN AND HAVE BEEN FOR MONTHS!!!!! Love your quick statuses (stati?)and questions....

The Paper Princess said...

1 - I have never used silicone cookware. I almost purchased some awhile back but after reading several reviews opted not too. I would be interested in giving it a try though - all of the goodies you are giving away are new-to-me items!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess said...

4 - I added my Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe to your Holiday Treats Page. Thanks for visiting me at Create With Joy and letting me know about it!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess said...

2 - I included a linkback to your Holiday Treat Hook-Up page under the Resource List section of my Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe post at Create With Joy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess said...

3 - I posted your giveaway on my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

(PS - It looks like I transposed items 2 and 3 around - I was trying to match up the numbers of my comments with the numbers of your tasks - but anyway, I did everything except 5, since I don't have a FB account!)

Anonymous said...

It is a treat to visit your site to see what wonderful recipes, projects or thoughts you have shared! Have had great success with the Giant Cupcake Cake pan set (for a 13th bd this Summer) and am going to try the brownie bite pans next.

Thank you for your super-great blog!

D (pdvanw2@gmail.com)

JBlanton said...

I have never tried silicone bakeware- would like to try it.
ejxd95@gmail.com

Ellen said...

I have and love to use my silicone large muffin/cupcake pan. I don't have to remember to get the paper liners!

Ellen said...

I am a Facebook fan who appreciates your posts and reads recipes often.

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