What Is Silicone Baking Mat?
Silicone baking mats, also called silicone mat or baking mat, are made of silicone and fiberglass. It can resist the high temperature up to 260°C, and is reusable and easy-to-clean.
Silicone baking mat is one of the most items which get more and more popular recently, used in the kitchen for cooking various sorts of food or desserts. Silicone mats are gradually taking the place of other cookers, such as parchment paper etc. So how is the baking mat made? How can it help in the kitchen?
When it comes to the production of silicone mats, the procedures are as follows: 1. Mix the raw materrial(silicone) with additives evenly 2. Extrusion of silicone fiberglass sheet 3. Cutting the finished silicone fiberglass sheet accroding to designated dimension. 4. Border and logo(if any) printing. So how can silicong mats help in the kitchen? I will detail in the next part.
How Can Baking Mat Help In Kitchen?
Just as mentioned in the first part, silicone baking mats own the features of non-stick, high temperature resistance, food grade safety, reusable etc. In this way, the baking mats could directly contact the food to be cooked, such as cookies, dough kneading, crisps and peanut brittle etc.
1.The baking mats are easy-to-clean, the users no longer have to worry about cleaning the oven, when cooking the cookies, e.g., lay the silicone mats onto the oven, then put the cookies on the silicone mats, after the cooking, take out the slicone mats and wash it with water, then it is clean again and could be used for several more times. 2. The baking mats heat conductive and heat resistant, in this respect, users don’t have to worry about the burning and deformation after use, the physical performance of mats are very stable. Generally speaking, silicone mats could help in cooking in the kitchen a lot.
Tips In Use of Silicone Baking Mats
Here I list some pieces of tips in the use of silicone bakint mats.
1.Don’t cut the silicone mats with knives so as to change the shape. Usually the silicone mats are very stable in physical appearance, and the shapes are fixed once they were produced out, be them circle or square. Customization of shapes in silicone mats are also available at our company. 2. Be gentle when washing the silicone mats. The baking mats are non-stick just as mentioned, in this respeact, it is hard for the dirt or others to stick to the mats, so it is ok to wash it with warm water and brush the surface with soft brush, be careful not to hurt the surface! It would break its performance, and may bring out poisonous substence. Kindly please know that the silicone baking mats are totally food grade, non-toxic, and safe, but if the surface was broken by users, there would be a risk of safety issue. 3.When the mats are not being used, roll the mats into rolls, rather than fold it, which might break the physical performance and reduce the lifecycle.
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Silicone Baking Mats And Parchment Paper, Who Is Winner?
According to Wikipedia, Parchment paper, or vegetable parchment, is a cellulose-based composite that has been processed to give it additional properties like non-stickiness, grease resistance, and resistance to humidity.
The parchment paper is commonly used in baking as a disposable non-stick, grease resistant surface. So what are the strengthes of parchment paper and silicone baking mats respectively? For the silicone mats, it is reusable and more functional, able to cook more sorts of food. But it is impossible to cut the silicone mats into the desired shape and use. For the parchement paper, it is much cheaper, but it is disposable, it is impossible to use the same piece for the second time, and it couldn’t prevent the contact of grease, oil from contacting the oven, that is to say, users have to clean the oven after cooking, but it can be cut into any desired shape, more flexible in use. Users can dertemine which one to choose due to different specific use condition.
Where To Buy Best Baking Mat?
Our company, Jiangsu Bocheng New Tech Materials Co.,Ltd, specializes in various sorts of PTFE and silicone products, which include but are not limited to PTFE fabric, PTFE adhesive tapes, PTFE mesh conveyor belts, food grade BBQ grill mat, gas range protectors, silicone baking mats.
Our main produts are: 1. PTFE coated fiberglass fabric series, thickness from 0.05mm, 0.08mm, 0.13mm, 0.15mm, 0.2mm, 0.25mm, 0.35mm, 0.4mm to 1.0mm. for the fabrics, we can make tearing resistant quality, different colors like Gold, silver, black, brown, blue, red etc. for 0.13mm fabric, max width to 1600mm, 0.25 and 0.3mm, max width to 3000mm, 0.4mm and above, max width 3600mm. 2. PTFE fabric and tape with adhesive, thickness from 0.08mm to 0.13mm, 0.2mm, 0.25mm, 0.4mm etc. we also have pure PTFE film with one side adhesive tape. 3. open mesh conveyor belts, 4x4mm, 2×2.5mm, 1x1mm, 8x8mm etc. 4. silicone coated fabrics series, thickness from 0.2mm, 0.35mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, up to 3.0mm. normally in red color. 5. silicone baking mats, with customized logo and designs. 6. PTFE architechtural membrane, 0.7mm, 0.9mm. Contact us for more information.