Laissez Faire

Letting Life Lead

Product Review #2: Silicone Baking Cups

Little mess free rainbows.

Little mess free rainbows.  Buy two dozen and thank me later.

I never bothered to invest in silicone cups since I rarely made anything in my muffin pan often enough.    A husband and two kid later, washing a 12 cup pan is a nuisance.  Paper cups were usable, but I am not an advanced baker and it was hit or miss whether they stuck like crazy or peeled off perfectly.   You know what I’m talking about.   Your muffin or cupcakes come out gorgeous and half of it ends up stuck to the darned liner!   And we know what happens next, right?  You stand there and try to nibble off the good bits like a rodent without getting a mouthful of paper.

Last September, I was baking cupcakes for my daughter’s fifth birthday, and I had enough of the inconsistent sticking with paper cups or without.    And the cleaning.  Have I mentioned how much I hate cleaning?

I bought these little rainbows on a whim.   The ones that I have are not the top of the line and thinner, but they do the job to my satisfaction.    They work perfectly for all types of batter from liquid cupcakes to thick muffin batter. They never stick–except occasionally when I am impatient and don’t wait for cooling.   Even then most of the muffin comes off.

I have washed mine in the dishwasher.  Beware!  Use a dishwasher container meant to hold small items or you’ll burn one on the heating element like I did!    I knew it was a possibility and I did it anyway and my reward was a ruined yellow cup.    They wash by hand very easily and usually need little more than a swish in soapy water.  I turn them inside out first.  I love them and if you have a need to bake fairly often, you’ll be glad to have twenty-four.  I’ll be jealous and sneer at you.   They can also be used stand alone without a muffin pan. I only regret not getting them sooner, they are even more useful and labor saving than my silicone sheet mats I’ve had for ages.

Don’t fret if it seems like they don’t seem to “come clean” and feel a little slick.  Silicone just does that.  They do get clean, but you can’t do the squeak test with them.

Advertisements

One comment on “Product Review #2: Silicone Baking Cups

  1. Pingback: Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #3: Apple Cinnamon Muffins Kid Style | Laissez Faire

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 24, 2015 by in kitchen tools, product reviews, recycle and tagged , , , , , .

Email Subscribe and Support

Subscribe to Tara Writes at LaissezFaireLife.com Become a Patron
pinterest-button Follow LaissezFaireLife on Twitter google feedburner
Follow Laissez Faire on WordPress.com

Get blog updates by Worpdress via email, or choose Mailchimp.

Join 1,466 other followers

Shop With Me!

My Reviews

Shop and Read My Reviews

Aspiring writer, wife, mother of two, owner two cats. Teacher, lover of science, books, science fiction, fantasy, and video games.

Categories

Visit My Fellowship

Metro Reader

Books, Food, Craft and More

jenacidebybibliophile

Book Reviewer and Blogger

The Fiction Site

A website for new short fiction

Renew or redo

Home refurbish projects. Decorating, Design,AndGeneral Life Activities

Didi Oviatt

Author of suspense novels Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. As well as the short story collection Time Wasters and (co-author of) The Suspenseful Collection. Columnist for The Conscious Talk Magazine.

Ameteur Writer, Professional Procrastinator

...and devoted cat enthusiast.

%d bloggers like this: