Professional Silicone Baking Mat 295x420mm
Whenever you are working in a kitchen, one of the most important factors in successful preparation is having the right tools for the job. Anyone who has ever tried using a blunt knife, the wrong sized pan or a spoon in place of a ladle will know how frustrating and time-consuming it is to try and cook without having everything you need to hand.
This professional silicone baking mat is a perfect example of the kind of equipment that makes cooking easier and more enjoyable. It is ideal for protecting your surfaces and reducing the clean up needed when kneading dough or doing other sticky jobs.
It is also super strong and heat resistant, so it can be used for more specialist jobs such as working with molten sugar or making sweets. The non-stick surface makes it easy to peel off anything that has hardened on it and it is easy to clean for the next batch of whatever you are making.
Traditional chopping boards made of wood or plastic may be strong and durable, but they are nowhere near as versatile as silicone. Because it doesn’t get dented or scratched, there are fewer places for bacteria to lurk, so cleaning up is easy. It can go in the dishwasher, so you can be sure that it is getting fully sanitised as well as having one less thing that needs to be hand washed.
Using a Professional Silicone Baking Mat
If you enjoy cooking fresh, healthy and delicious food, then a silicone baking mat can help in many different ways. Its non-stick surface means there is no need for oil, butter or other cooking sprays to grease the may, so you can have all the delicious taste of your dish without the added calories. Not using oil also means that there is a lot less mess in your oven when using a silicone baking mat. With no oil to get spilt or spread around, the inside of your oven stays cleaner for longer, which improves the oven’s performance, makes the temperature more consistent and doesn’t affect the taste of your food.
A silicone baking mat is also an ideal alternative to baking paper and parchment and aluminium foil. Not only is it an environmentally friendly way to keep your baked goods from sticking, but it is a lot easier to work with as well. Instead of wrestling with a roll of paper that needs to be cut to size and then slathered in butter or oil, simply use this mat on your trusty baking tray and you will get perfect non-sticking results every time. It’s great for biscuits, scones, pastries and anything that you would normally need to line and grease a tray for.
Silicone mats also lead the field when it comes to being heat resistant. Anyone who has nervously watched the edges of their baking paper brown and start to curl will know that it’s easy to forget just how hot a domestic oven gets. This mat is heatproof to 300 degrees centigrade, so you will never need to worry that it can’t handle the heat. It can also be used at temperatures as low as -4 degrees, so if you need to cool something fast, your silicone mat is more than up to the job.
Bakers and confectioners love being able to move sticky dough or hot sugar around without leaving a trail of mess in their wake, but a silicone baking mat is also ideal for reheating leftovers or breathing new life into yesterday’s bread. There are so many uses for a silicone baking mat, whether you are an enthusiastic chef or a home cook who wants to make their life easier.