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Silicon baking sheet

Purchased from Stevens

Do you hate the clean up after cooking yummy meals such as a roast or a sticky, saucy meal like ribs? Do you use cooking paper to line your roasting dish or baking tray to make clean up easier?

We have been using cooking paper for years; however cooking paper once used is destined for landfill, which is obviously something that we are trying to avoid. We picked up this Flexibake Baking Sheet from Stevens to try and this is what we thought of it:

At first I tried it as a baking tray liner for baking yummy cookies. While it did do its job by keeping the tray clean and the biscuits not stick, the fact that it is much larger than our baking tray meant that the surface was not flat resulting in wonky biscuits. Despite the cookies not being as aesthetically pleasing, they still tasted amazing and had a good amount of crisp on the bottom. For use with my baking tray I would give it a 6/10.

We then tested it out with a pork belly roast followed by a lamb roast. The sheet molded perfectly to fit inside of our roasting dish with it doing up the sides preventing any leaking. The results were amazing!!! With normal cooking paper we would still need to scrub out the roasting dish as the juices would get through the gaps of the paper and drench it, whereas with the baking sheet it contained everything! For use with cooking it definitely gets a 10/10!

Not only is it super easy to use, it is easy to clean too! Just clean it off with warm soapy water and dry off with a tea towel, no scrubbing needed! We have found that after two months of regular use it has been left with a few black marks on it (most likely a result in us not cleaning with hot enough water) but this does not affect its use.

I think it is safe to say that we have found a reusable replacement for cooking paper in our house.
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