REVIEW: Silpat Baking Mats

REVIEW:  Silpat Baking Mats

Silpat Baking Mats.  I’d never heard of them until my a friend, Candy, a culinary student and blogger at Serendipity Mommy, recently told me – upon hearing my complaints of burned cookies and heavily-stained cookie sheets – how great they are for baking and working with chocolate.

Chocolate?  Did she say chocolate?  Oh, wow… I definitely had to try these Silpat baking mats after hearing that!

You see, being a culinary student definitely has its perks – Candy gets to make tasty food and try awesome kitchen items.  So when she recommended the Silpat mats, I listened!

Slipat mats…

Silpat mats…

It was all I could think of until the weekend when I could finally get to the store to buy them.  (One of the cons of working all week and being too exhausted to venture out to the stores after work.  Har har!) And those that know me, know I can’t stand shopping and rarely get excited about buying anything.  But this was different.  Hello?  Working with chocolate…  baking… DUH!

As you can see from my pictures, I finally bought my Silpat mats!  Yay!  🙂

REVIEW:  Silpat Baking Mats

Candy is right – Silpat mats are great for working with chocolate. My Chocolate Covered Cheerios turned out fantastic – smooth on the bottom and, best of all, lifted perfectly off the mat.

REVIEW:  Silpat Baking Mats

I’ve even used the mats for a few batches of cookies and truffles.

REVIEW:  Silpat Baking Mats

And they clean up so quickly and easily – wipe, rinse..

REVIEW:  Silpat Baking Mats

and pat with a towel, or just let them air dry.  That’s it! 🙂

REVIEW:  Silpat Baking Mats

Silpat mats are awesome!  Like Candy, I highly recommend them to all you bakers out there for the very reasons below:

  • Non-stick surface – no cooking spray is needed!
  • Bake up to 480*F
  • Freezer-friendly
  • Microwave-friendly
  • FDA-approved and NSF® and Kosher certified
  • Chef-approved (Candy said they use them in their classes!)
  • Reusable up to two to three thousand times, depending on maintenance and care

I bought my mats at Macy’s (hence the Martha Stewart logo), but if I didn’t have ants in my pants at the time of purchase, I would have bought them through Amazon.  Who doesn’t love Amazon, right?

Have a great day and Happy Chocolate (and baking) Trails… to YOU!!!  🙂

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3 Responses to “REVIEW: Silpat Baking Mats”

  1. Paula O'Brien — December 30, 2012 @ 10:01 PM (#
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    Just got the sets for Christmas and can not wait to try them 🙂 …just wondering what you used to get the cookies off the silpat mats after they have baked? Did you use plastic or tin/silver/whatever ones? Thank You!

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    • Laura Rucker replied: — December 30th, 2012 @ 10:12 PM

      Awesome! You will never go back! I LOVE mine! I use a metal spatula just fine and it doesn’t harm the mat at all. Just be sure to NOT cut on the mats. I’ve caught myself a couple time about to cut whatever I had on the mats and, fortunately, stopped myself. Just remove the items, with your spatula of choice, to your cutting board and your good. Hot soapy water is all your need to clean them. I can not say enough how much I love mine. I’ve had them a year now and they look practically new.

      Enjoy!!! 😀

  2. Rosalinda — October 21, 2014 @ 2:58 AM (#
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    Next, spool the pin and pull the bottom and top threads to the right and back side.
    This machine from brother is arguably the best in the market in terms of its user-friendly features,
    easy and efficient sewing. Pfaff is one of those manufacturers of the companies that produce
    machines for both professionals and hobbyists alike.

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