If you searched for silicon bakeware Google will soon try suggest the correct spelling. Silicon is one of the most common natural chemical elements found on Earth, mainly as a major component of sand. Silicone however is a man-made substance mad from silicon and other chemicals. The most widely used form of silicone is a rubber like plastic used in kitchens because of there heat resistant properties.
Silicone bakeware sets are often brightly coloured silicone stacking toy and may put off the traditionalist chef. This should not deter you form experimenting with them as they have advantages over traditional glass, metal or ceramic cookware.
When you are in your local cookware store next pick up and feel a piece of silicone bakeware and you will immediately realise the first advantage these have over the other cookware. They are extremely light and therefore easy to store in your cupboard. You will have no problem storing these on a top shelf on you kitchen cupboard or lifting that cake into the oven. If you travel with your cookware it is the only choice as they will not break and light to transport. In fact silicone bakeware should last you a lifetime as they don’t break, chip or smash.
The other feature you will notice in silicone bakeware is that it can be moulded into intricate shapes and you should find a silicone mould that suits your need be it a bread tin, mould or lasagna dish. Silicone cupcake muffin moulds are fast become a popular choice for the both professional and amateur bakers.
The main reason silicone bakeware is becoming so popular is the material’s heat resistance properties. Silicone does not conduct heat in the same way ceramic, glass and metal does. This has the advantage it cools down very quick and can soon be touched by the human hand.