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Do You Use a Silpat When Baking?

Although I do plenty of baking, I have yet to use a Silpat when making cookies. A Silpat is a nonstick, reusable, flexible baking mat. I know they're more environmentally friendly than parchment paper, but I simply haven't tried them. How about you? What's your experience with Silpats?

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bsanf3 bsanf3 6 years
I didn't think about using them for dough, now I have to try one.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
My aunts and cousins who are avid bakers only bake with these, they have many! Sometimes you can find them at TJ Maxx :)
brindey brindey 6 years
Andistar, you are a genius- I never thought of using it to roll out dough. I have one, I <3 it, and it makes cleanup a snap. And for those talking about it being expensive, buying roll after roll after roll of parchment paper is expensive. I promise you won't regret it.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I want one so bad, but until I get one, I just use parchment paper.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
No, but I do use these reusable silicone sheet things that I bought from QVC about 13 years on a huge roll. You can cut them to any size and I even use them for mac & cheese, lasagna and the like cause it makes clean up a breeze; I just pop the sheets in the dishwasher and I'm good to go! Plus it was really cheap considering I still have more than enough even if I live to be 100.
Food Food 6 years
I don't have one, but I am dying to try them out!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I have the German equivalent, which works great, but it's so flimsy that it's really annoying to clean. I may get a silpat soon.
jelibeann jelibeann 6 years
they really are great...i wish i had more, but they are pricey...i find parchment generally works as well for baking, but silpats are nice to have for dough and fondant rolling...i have actually never used mine for regular cooking (chicken, potatoes, etc.) for some reason
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
I have one, but I want two more! They are a little on the pricey side, but worth it, in my opinion. Nothing, literally, nothing sticks to them. I use the one silpat I have for kneading dough by hand if I have to, baking cookies, roasting potatoes, even for making chicken covered in some sticky sauce. I pretty much use it for everything, and it's used every single time I throw something into the oven. It helps to have more than one because I can definitely smell some lingering food odors on it, and I'd prefer to 86 the chance of having my cookies taste a little like chicken. I wish you could use soap on these things. It's totally worth the cost, and I will never cook without one again.
sourcherries sourcherries 6 years
Love love loooove it! I want to get more (have 2) and they make clean-up such a breeze when baking!
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I believe i have one, but i don't know where it is and I've never used it I love my silicon baking stuff though so I'd probably like it but my parchment paper is just so handy next to the stove!
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