The world of baking is quite a wonder in itself. It is also for people who like to experiment and do their own thing, who want to be unique, and like experimenting with new things. For those of you who are trying to do your own thing, whether it's baking a cake, making cookies, or doing all of the above, there are a few things that can help you get started.
Many of the best bakers swear by baking air mats. But what actually are the benefits of baking air mats? Well, there are numerous benefits of having your own silicone baking mat at home, be it for baking anything from bread to pie to deserts. It literally is every baker’s dream mat because it provides a sturdy surface that won't allow items to stick together, bake quickly and is non-stick. An air baking mat is a great alternative to standard baking paper. It’s a non-adhesive surface composed of high-quality food-grade silicone. While mats are the most common, you can also find silicone bakeware available in several shapes and sizes.
And when it comes to cooking or baking, one should be able to unwind and not panic over spilled milk (pun intended). A baking mat is a no-fuss, easy-to-use solution to a plethora of baking problems. When you think about it, baking is an activity, which requires almost constant attention to detail. Baking is not like cleaning your carpets or your furniture. Baking requires much more focus and an air baking mat can eliminate much of the mess and hassle associated with baking.
Silicone baking mats can be reused over and over.
Owning a baking mat is also a smart investment as it is a one-time cost. The major advantage of a silicone mat is that it is reusable. Most high-quality mats will last for over 2500 uses, which is a number way higher than regular parchment paper.
You can use your air mat for more than just baking
This may come across as a surprise but it is true - It is possible for baking mats to line bakers for freezing things, roasting vegetables, rolling out pie dough, anything from fruits to cookies - just like parchment paper. Some baking mats are made especially for different purposes. This Crispy Mat is perfect for draining excess fats to crisp up your baked veggies.
Another reason you should own air baking mats is safety. Cooking involves the application of heat and often involves the use of oils and spices. These spices can ignite if held in the proximity of an open flame. A baking mat is a safe substitute since they absorb and disperse the heat. The heat is evenly distributed, so there is no danger involved with the accidental ignition of your kitchenware.
Silicone Air Baking Mats are an affordable solution
Baking mats are relatively inexpensive compared to kitchenware that you would have to replace or repair regularly.
A silicone baking mat Improves your Baking
It’s more difficult for a cookie's base or pastry to burn with the use of a silicone mat. The silicone material works as a barrier to the direct heat of your baking pan, and helps to evenly distribute heat throughout the mat. This will help prevent your baked goods from burning on the bottom before they’re cooked through!
Baking Mats are easy to Clean
Thanks to the natural non stickiness of air baking mats they’re easy to clean. Your baking will pop right off without needing to grease or flour the mat first. No more soaking or scrubbing, baking mats are often dishwasher safe, or can be easily cleaned with a quick wipe down.
By using an air mat for your baking, you can be assured that your recipe will come out perfect every single time. Silicone baking mats are multipurpose, can be reused over and over, and make cleanup a breeze. Check out the wide range of baking mats at Nicolaas for your next baking project!