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 Post subject: retirement & silicone cookware
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Within 1-2 years, will have drastic change of lifestyle - travel trailer/sailboat/abroad/mini house??? I am determined to lighten our load - both weight and space wise, so will be switching to silicone. I'm not looking for negative opinions re this choice, I am instead seeking tips and helpful information from those who are already experienced in using silicone.

I found that most pans need to be put on a baking sheet bf going into oven - no big deal. I'm also finding that the sides bow out on my loaf and square pan. Are there any little tricks you use to stopping this? I've thought about setting something ovenproof up against the sides to keep them squared. Have recently seen newer silicone bakeware being sold with a perimeter "wire" which seems to solve this problem by holding the sides square.

Further, are the cooking temperatures and times fairly consistent with conventional pans?

Any insights and info appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: retirement & silicone cookware
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:37 pm 
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I know you don't want negatives, but in my experience, cooking times are trial and error and not very consistent. I got rid of all my silicone except for a KitchenAid bundt pan that is good for molds (but not for baking cakes with consistent results).

I would stick with one brand for consistency and do your best to work out times and temperatures. My problem was stuff not cooking evenly and ending up with soggy bottoms for muffins, cakes, and cupcakes.

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 Post subject: Re: retirement & silicone cookware
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:03 pm 
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I had problems with bakeware but I love my silicone microwave steamers.

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