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Do you love using silicone kitchen tools? Is that green flexible pan the one you reach for when you're baking or is it neglected at the bottom of your baking pan cabinet? Do you have great silicone bakeware tips to share? What is your favorite silicone kitchen item? Share Comments or Tips

silicone pans - forget them!

Sorry, I tried using variations and different makes, either we are all incompetent but they stick, not only that chefs are being paid to do positive recommendations - buyer beware!
—rhosymynydd

giant cupcake mould

Made a giant cupcake in my silicone mould on 180degrees and after 35mins I took it out and the outside was cooked great but the inside was like liquid, si I repeated the same way reducing the temp and leaving on a bit longer but still gooey inside please help me if you can anyone. Thanks
—Guest Angela

Soggy bottoms

My mini jam tarts are terrible if cooked in silicone even after extra cooking time-please tell me someone who makes mini tart jam tart tins
—Guest Sylvia

Dough did not get done

I made individual cherry cobblers using my silicone muffin pan. The tops looked great but the dough on the bottom did not get done and I cooked it 5 minutes longer than instructed on dough pkg for a total of 20 minutes at 375 F. I loved the ease of removal and how easy the pan was to clean. Im hoping the getting done problem isn't going to be an ongoing issue?
—Guest Mary Corley

Dough did not get done

I made individual cherry cobblers using my silicone muffin pan. The tops looked great but the dough on the bottom did not get done and I cooked it 5 minutes longer than instructed on dough pkg for a total of 20 minutes at 375 F. I loved the ease of removal and how easy the pan was to clean. Im hoping the getting done problem isn't going to be an ongoing issue?
—Guest Mary Corley

Helpful

My mother in law got a set of silicone pans right befor she passed away. We moved into her house about 3 years later. The bunt and 1 cupcake pan was here everytime I bake a cake I get them out and look at them unsure as to how to use it and nobody was able to tell me. I am getting ready to make cupcakes and wanted to use the muffin pan it is a little smaller then the normal pan but thank you for the input on how to use these.
—Guest Kim

Silicone Christmas tree

Why does my silicone Christmas tree always stick to the cake I always grease it but it still sticks please help !!!
—Guest George

xmas muffin tins

Very disappointed with 6 hole xmas muffin tins , stuck like any thing , waste of time and money
—Guest maureen

cooking times/temperatures

Do I have to adjust the cooking times &/or temperatures when using my small square silicon pan? I want to make some squares for Christmas. No, usually you do not need to adjust time or temperature.
—Guest Margaret

Silicone christmas muffin tins

Very disappointed! Sprayed with Pam. They all stuck and tasted very chemically. Garbage! Gingerbread, snowman heads, christmas trees, big waste of money!!!
—Guest catharine

Is silicone bakeware eco-friendly?

Yes,silicone bakeware 100% food grade silicone,non-toxic,non-stick,eco-friendly;Shenzhen Tenchy Company
—daking11

Fantastic

I have grown up using silicone pans and love how easy it is to get out however we always still use a non stick spray just in case especially with the old pans. We have never had any problems with silicone pans like any pan metal or silicone you just have to keep an eye on the baking, they don't take as long as what is said on recipes but always turn out perfect
—Guest Youngster

fall muffin pan

Went by instructions muffins still stuck very dissappointed
—Guest nancy

Muffin fan

I love my silicon muffin trays. I spray mine with Spray'nCook or leave muffins to cool for couple of minutes before tipping them out.
—Guest Karen

Lucie Cake

My Little GingerLoaves Cook A Dream in Metal Moulds - But given Gift of Silicon - Aagh _Should take 35- 40 mins max. But after an hour still doughy and undercooked at usual 180 Electric Oven-Put them on tray etc.....Slid out a dream- But Inedible !Any Advice be fantastic TA!
—Guest Lucie

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