A few weeks ago, I was sent a SmarterBaking Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat to test out and review. The baking mat is 16 5/8 x 11 inches (half-sheet size) and can be used in a wide temperature range (-40 to 480 degrees F). You can put any food item on it, be it cookies or meat, and nothing will stick to it.
I have never used a silicone baking mat before. I typically bathe my cookies sheets in non-stick spray, and pretty much hope for the best. The majority of the time, the edges are burned and the cookies still stick. I wasn’t entirely sure how the mat would work, but figures that any improvement, however slight, would be great.
I gave the baking mat a quick wash before using it the first time. I made 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies (2 batches of 12). I preheated and baked as normal, and then readied myself to see if the cookies would stick or not. Once I pulled the cookies out, I let them cool for a minute or two. To my amazement, the cookies came right off. I able to slide them easily around on the mat with no problem what-so-ever. I didn’t even need the spatula…I just used my fingers. The mat is really hot though, so try not to touch it. The cookies themselves came out perfectly & tasted wonderful. But, they ended up not lasting too long. My sister-in-law came over with her boyfriend and one of her friends, and the three of them devoured all of them in about 10 minutes.
Overall, I love the baking mat and highly recommend it. We’ve used since for scones, hashbrowns, chicken patties, and more cookies. Nothing has stuck to it yet. The mat is available on Amazon for $19.50 (+ shipping). You can get more info about the mat by visiting the SmarterBaking website.