Baking is an extremely popular pastime for all sorts of people throughout the UK and indeed throughout the world. It is not only housewives who bake, it is children, teenagers, middle-aged men – every demographic likes to do a little baking once in a while. This shows that baking has progressed, and thankfully for all its fans, the materials used for baking equipment have progressed too, and we now have silicone bakeware.
Silicone bakeware is the newest must-have kitchen equipment for home-bakers everywhere and it is the latest step in an evolution that has been occurring for thousands of years. Pottery was one of if not the first materials to have been used for cooking and at first it was used only for food. Eventually though could be used for heating water and other liquids when ancient man discovered how to glaze it. Other interesting cooking vessels have been used throughout the years such as turtle shells, to bamboo tubes sealed with clay and fire pits, but it was in the Bronze and Iron age that the first metal cooking pots came about. Metal became the favourite substance for baking and cooking and remained so until...the advent of silicone bakeware.
So, why is silicone bakeware better than metal or any other material? Well, because it is:
Light – silicone is an extremely light material so can be handled easily around the kitchen. Metal kitchen equipment can be quite heavy and if it falls it can cause injuries or get easily damaged.
Flexible – the fact that silicone is flexible makes silicone bakeware well worth buying. This is because it allows you to remove buns, cakes and other delightful treats from the trays and bun sheets they are encased in really easily. With some metal bakeware you lose bits of bun around the edge as you scrape around the treats to try and prise them from their casing.
Great at withstanding high temperatures – silicone bakeware is a great choice because silicone can withstand extremely high temperatures, of up to 360 degrees Celsius and it won't melt until around 500 degrees Celsius. This means that no matter how good your oven is that will never be a worry.
Silicone bakeware is quite simply the most cutting-edge substance there is for manufacturing baking equipment and all the usual items that you would find in a metal baking set can be found in a silicone bakeware set.
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