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Dec 1, 2012 05:51 AM

Silicone Molds for Baking

Ever used one? There are some very attractive silicone molds coming out just in time for holiday baking. I especially like the shapes of some of the silicone bundt pans, and they are a LOT cheaper than their cast metal counterparts. BUT... Do they work well? I'm wondering whether they're so much cheaper because they're only good for one or two bakings. I'm also wondering if the large (12 cup) molds hold their shape once they're filled with batter. I'm also assuming that the way to go for baking is to set them on a cookie sheet, or even inside a layer cake pan, then fill them, move them into the oven and bake. Do those of you who have used them love them or hate them? A curious mind here, and all that jazz... Thanks!

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  1. I don't have one, but there are several previous threads on this. Some people who own them like them, but most people dislike them.

    1. Bought a whole set at a yard sale... cuz VERY clean, still in box, and cheap. First mistake I made was to pour batter into a loaf or bundt pan and THEN try to put it on a baking sheet to go into the oven... not easy. Was fulling expecting finished products to almost jump outta pan on their own... didn't happen. I donated set to a thrift shop.

      1. I love them but have found you get what you pay for. The better ones have some sort of metal frame built into them so they don't flop about. I use the muffin ones for Yorkshire puddings and nothing beats it.

        1. I have passed on them for a few reasons; Possible chemical leaching, durability over time, and every one I have seen is made in China.

          1. There's a huge range in quality - some work great, others are awful. Cleaning them varies greatly, also: some are easy to clean, others are very tough.