With double the number of women in this house (my sister-in-law has been living with us for the last seven months), the amount of baking and cooking in this house has also doubled. I feel like everything in the kitchen gets used and washed twice as frequently, so I’m really noticing what things are lasting and which things are not, as well as which things I hate cleaning by hand. The baking pans are one of those things. They’re big, they don’t fit well in the dishwasher, and they’re usually coated in something sticky and tough. Ever since I received this duo from Simply Essentials, its been used for everything that goes into the oven.
This is the Simply Essentials Baking Mat and Baking Pan Set. The non-stick baking mat is fantastic. My sister-in-law says that it is very similar, if not identical, to the Silpat that she owns, which was probably much more expensive. This really extends the life if your baking pans and keeps you from having to buy/use oil, butter, cooking sprays, parchment, tin foil, etc.
This unique material consists of a glass weave and food grade silicone. I love how the mat can roll, freeze, and go in the microwave. I especially love how I can easily store it anywhere. Right now, I have it resting inside the stored baking pans under the oven. I’m hoping this lasts us years and years!
We hadn’t noticed any problems with the mat retaining stains until we baked a pizza on top. The red sauce left quite a bit of greasy residue leftover that wouldn’t rinse off even with soap and scrubbing, but after time, more usage, and more scrubbing, it is lightening up. I don’t think it alters the effectiveness of the product; its only a cosmetic thing.
Also wonderful was the included baking pan. This cookie sheet measures 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches x .73 mm thick. It is shiny, smooth, easy to stack and store, and the wide lip on the edges keeps spills at bay.
Included in this set was a packet of useful and tasty recipes! Thanks, Simply Essentials! Can’t wait to try out that cookie recipe.
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You can buy your own set HERE on Amazon for $34.99. Save yourself the hassle of scrubbing, and pocket the money you’ve been spending on foil, parchment, and cooking sprays.
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