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Baker’s Mat {Review}

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We’re moving on Saturday to a different apartment just a few minutes away.  Its really going to be a dream-home, right by the beach, and completely remodeled, HOWEVER, after we did a walk-through and signed the lease, we got home and realized…did you see a dishwasher?  I don’t remember seeing a dishwasher!  Panic!  With all the other great things going for it, this isn’t a deal-breaker, but I’m really revving myself up for this new lifestyle change!  Haha, it could be rough!

As I’m preparing for the extra number of hours of my life that will be spent scrubbing at the sink, I’ve been reassessing everything I own that is particularly difficult to clean.  Large pots and pans are up on that list, so I’ve been thinking about using more liners and mats in the future to save myself a good scrubbing in hopes of just more rinsing.  This Baker’s Mat is going to be a life saver.

81ivRSP+GvL__SL1500_I love love love any bake-ware that comes in silicone.  Its utter indestructibility makes it worth the cost, which isn’t outlandish in the first place.  Silicone is perfect to store, especially in odd places, as light as a thin notebook, and super easy to clean.

matOk, so what do I love about this mat that makes it different than others I’ve tried?  This mat feels and looks a little thicker than others.  I’m hoping that transfers to durability and longevity.  I also love the turned corners, which really helps in maneuvering it around the pan and lifting to reposition or clean.  It works like a champ!  It does everything it claims to.  No spray needed, and these sticky monkey bread bites (that should have been a huge sticky mess) came up with a spatula like a dream.

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I plan on cooking anything and everything on this mat.  Rolls, cookies, pigs-in-a-blanket, etc.  The extra layer between the food and the pan allows for very even cooking, which is great for cookies and candies.  Because it can withstand temperatures of -40°F to 480°F, this mat is ideal for the oven, microwave, and freezer.  What an excellent way to transfer foods between locations.

Unlike some temperament Silpat mats that have to be handwashed lightly and rarely with soap, this guy can go straight into the dishwasher.  I’m so excited to avoid excessive cooking sprays and the costs of parchment in my future cooking.

A+ in my book!  You can find this mat on Amazon HERE for less than $12.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Simply Essentials Baking Mat and Pan Set {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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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.

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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.

IMG_9940 copyThis 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!

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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.

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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.

Get ready to win your own mat and pan set!!

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.

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of April 5th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. 

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