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Silicone bakeware.
Tue 17-Jan-12
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Richard M
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Good morning everyone,

Has anybody used silicone bakeware items yet? If so what are they like to use.

Tue 17-Jan-12
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Aly
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I have used a silicone cake tin once and didn't like it. The outside was crispy and sort of oily and the texture wrong. It may be the recipe needs tweaking but as I have plenty of metal tins I have gone back to them. They also seem very expensive but that maybe just here.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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i use a silicone trivett ontop of the log burner to slow things down when ime cooking and boiling the kettle ,also comes in handy as an oven mitt when ime loading the logs in.its brill wouldent be without it now ,got some baking ware for the youngest son for xmas ,but not had reports back yet ile keep you posted as and when ok

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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I use them all the time for bread. I also have a couple of the floppy plastic/silicone bread 'tins' that I bought from a man in the market for £2.00 each or 2 for £3.00 and they too are OK.

Also I have a silicone baking sheet which is fine.

Don't know about the durability as have only been using them for about 18 months but so far no problems.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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Maybe I should give mine another go!

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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I have a multiple cake mould for small cakes in fancy shapes- it works well, but still needs to be well oiled for the cakes to come out in one piece, they don't just pop out like one is led to believe. I wasn't convinced they would be any good, but they are ok, work better for fancy shapes than metal ones. Though I do find the floppy wobbliness a bit odd!

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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I have a floppy silicone loaf tin, which I use a lot.  It's fine, the bread comes out of it easily....the only downside (not that it is much of one, really) is that because the sides aren't rigid like a metal tin, the loaf kind of spreads out a bit during baking - but not to a great degree.  I stand the tin on a baking sheet - as Kate says, the floppyness (floppiness?) is a bit strange.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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Yes trying to put it in the oven can be a bit difficult. I have a silicone cake ring and it does stick.

Tue 17-Jan-12
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I have a great square silicone baking tin, I use it all the time for traybakes and brownies and it's brill, no greasing, no sticking, easy, easy, easy - love it!

Sat 28-Jan-12
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I'm late to this debate!

But I heartLOVEheart silicone bakeware.  I use it all the time now.  It is brilliant.

The only thing I do in old fashioned tins are yorkshire puddings.

You do have to protect the bases as they are liable to 'catch' but now I have a good selection of silicone shapes - TK Maxx are a good source - I am the #1 fan!

Sat 28-Jan-12
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I'm not a fan of silicone bakeware. I find cakes don't bakes as evenly, buns don't rise as well and the sag factor spoils the look of the end product. The little low-sided square trays I got ages ago i Tesco were so floppy I couldn't even make fridge cake in them.

Having said all that, I've got a round silicone cake pan from Lakeland that's pretty good.

Sun 29-Jan-12
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I think you need to splash out on the better quality ones, mine is from TK Maxx too and it's quite thick. Some of the bargain shops round here sell very thin flimsy bun trays and loaf tins, but I've never been tempted, I imagine they'd sag and pour their contents over the oven.

Sat 11-Feb-12
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I agree with Terrier. Sometimes it pays to splash out!

Mon 20-Feb-12
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Aly said:

I have used a silicone cake tin once and didn't like it. The outside was crispy and sort of oily and the texture wrong. It may be the recipe needs tweaking but as I have plenty of metal tins I have gone back to them. They also seem very expensive but that maybe just here.

I've tried a few times and don't like them...The outside burns here and there and sometimes the inside doesn't cook all the way...maybe the temp needs lowered but I don't want what I can make in my usual method to take even longer to bake~ i_am_hungry

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