Baking Mats

Burnt

Member
I have seen these a few times when I am shopping for other kitchen stuff on Amazon. Has anyone here used them before? Are they worth the price?
 

Diane Lane

Active Member
If you're referring to the silicone baking mats, then yes, I've tried them, and am quite happy with mine. I have 2, and use them frequently. Here's the type I have. I don't get a kick back, fyi, just sharing because I believe in the product. http://www.bakersmat.com/
 

BarbiQ

Active Member
I'm sure the silicone baking mats would be great inside the oven, but I am not sure if they are safe to use directly over the flames in a grill. I don't think I'd recommend that.
 

jason

Nec timeo, nec sperno
Staff member
I see them all the time at Home Depot. Never tried them, never felt the need for them. Between stones and cast iron the only thing I would like is a baking steel for really hot things.
 
I use those silicone baking mats a lot. I cast, reload and shoot my own bullets from lead alloy. I used to size and lubricate my bullets with lubricant in a metal die. A few years ago someone came out with a polomer paint that came in a powder form. You would put the powder, a few plastic bb's and your unsized bullets into a #5 plastic container and shake the container so the bullets would get a smooth powder coating all over. Then you place the powder coated bullets onto a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. The powder melts and coats the bullet evenly. Then if necessary you can size the bullet and then load it into your favorite cartridge case and obtain a completed round. The advantages obtained make the extra steps worthwhile. First the amount of smoke generated is diminished greatly, the gunbarrel is easy to clean since there is not any lead stuck to the metal, your dies do not get gunked up with excess lube and your completed round is clean, has wonderful colored projectile and is capable of outstanding accuracy.

I use the silicone mats under my bullets. The excess powder and dried polomer paint is easily cleaned off with hot water and a soapy sponge. The aluminium cookie sheets were impossible to clean up.
 
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