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What is Silicone?
Silicone is a class of inorganic rubbers of various compositions and formulas made by linking silica atoms. Silicone was developed for its superior reliability, long life, and extreme temperature adaptability and stability. It will not become misshapen or break down due to extreme temperature exposure. Silicones can be found in liquid and solid form depending upon uses and curing process. SiliconeZone Bakeware is made using a high-temperature compression molding process.
Is Silicone Bakeware Safe?
We use a proprietary formula of silicone designed specifically for baking. We do not use any fillers what so ever. Fillers compromise the performance of the baking and may breakdown from the heat. It meets all FDA requirements. Our Silicone Bakeware and Accessories pass the "Twist Test". Bend or Twist any piece of Silicone, if white appears, there is filler being used along with the Silicone, compromising the heat resistance, stability and performance of the piece
What is meant by Commercial Quality?
By "Commercial Quality" we mean that we have designed our products to perform to commercial specifications and withstand heavy daily use as in commercial bread or pastry production.
How what Temperature extremes can the SiliconeZone products handle?
The melting point of our Silicone is 932 degrees F. However, sustained temperature use is 675 degrees, meaning that our bakeware can be left at 675 degrees indefinitely without breaking down. The silicone can also go as low as -58 degrees F
Why is SiliconeZone product shiny and other not?
The High Gloss finish is one sign of a high quality product. The High Gloss is created by a high polish of the mold used to make the silicone. This is an expensive process but insures a smooth, non-porous surface to enhance non-stick properties. Silicone has inherent non-stick properties without adding any additional coatings, however, we always recommend following the recipe's directions for greasing or flowering. Butter, Sprays, Solid Shortenings and Oils are all fine to use with our bakeware.
Will the bakeware retain odors or flavors?
The non-porous finish combined with the purity of our silicone insures that it will not retain odors or flavors.
How is the Heat Distribution?
The Purity of our Silicone paired with our high quality manufacturing process insures even heat distribution. We use a high density silicone in combination with very even wall thickness that allows for consistent heat distribution and promotes even baking and browning.
Does the bakeware take long to cool?
The Quick and Even cooling of the bakeware stops the cooking process when the bakeware is removed from the oven.
Why is the bakeware flexible?
The Flexibility of the bakeware allows hard to remove baked goods to be "Popped" or "Twisted" out.
Can the bakeware get misshapen if stored bent or folded?
It has "memory" that will allow it to spring back into shape. Rinses and Wipes Clean and is Dishwasher Safe
Can it be used for cold recipes?
SiliconeZone Baking Molds are great for cold recipes including: Jell-0 Molds, Ice Cream Cakes and Frozen Desserts
Can I use sharp objects with the bakeware?
Never use sharp metal tools to remove or cut food from the bakeware.
Can I place bakeware on the stove top?
Never use bakeware on direct heat, stovetops, or hot plates.
How do I clean thebakeware?
Never clean with abrasive soaps or scouring pads. To clean, soak in warm soapy water and wipe clean. Dishwasher Safe.
How Do I Use In the Oven?
- If necessary place molds on baking trays for easy positioning and removal from the oven.
- Be sure to evenly spread and distribute batter in the bakeware.
- Cooking times may be slightly shorter than with regular metal bakeware.
- Always follow recipes instructions to grease or flour pan.
- Remove Bakeware from oven and allow baked goods to cool completely before removing from the mold.
- Bakeware should be cool to the touch after approximately 2 minutes of cooling.
- To remove cake or muffins from the bakeware, invert and apply pressure to the bottom while carefully peeling bakeware back.
How do I use In the Microwave?
Place bakeware directly in the center of your microwave oven or on the turntable and apply the instructions above.
How do I use in the Freezer?
- Pour batter in the bakeware evenly and place in the freezer on a level surface.
- Frozen batter can go straight to oven or microwave for defrosting or baking.
- Always cover with foil or film when storing in the freezer.