A silicone baking sheet is normally composed of a finely woven mesh of fiberglass that aids the food-grade silicone in keeping its shape and preventing tearing.
Once it was discovered that a silicone sheet allows cookies to just slide off easily because of its non-stick surface, cools quickly to prevent burns to the baker, and has a quick clean-up usually just wiping off the crumbs, it has become a very popular item. Silicone is also used in cake pans, muffin tins, and Bundt pans because it is easy to remove the baked goods by just flexing the pans.
Other additional features of the silicone sheet include being able to go from the freezer to the oven without a problem because of its ability to withstand huge temperature differences, it inhibits burning, and it is lightweight and easy to store. If too flexible, place the silicone sheet on a regular baking sheet for stability and to prevent spilling of the batter.
Another interesting use for the sheet is for freezing fruit and vegetables. Spread the produce out individually, and it will come off easily when frozen. You can then freeze them in storage or food-saver bags and just reach in to take out the amount that you want for a meal. You can also freeze breads, cookies, muffins, pancakes, and more with this method.
A baking sheet is normally composed of a finely woven mesh of fiberglass that aids the food-grade silicone in keeping its shape and preventing tearing.
If you have any questions on the use of the sheet, the manufacturer will normally have additional helpful information that you can access online or by telephone.
We might wonder why we should be happy to pay so much more for a silicone baking sheet than for parchment paper, for instance. Well, a box of the paper covers only 32 baking sheets, but the silicone baking sheet can be used approximately 2,000 to 3,000 times if we take good care of it!!