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KitchenAid Silicone Bakeware - Various Types
 
3.4

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KitchenAid Silicone Baking Mats

I own several of the **KitchenAid Silicone Baking Mats**, including two 11"x17" rectangle mats and one 10" round microwave mat. Sadly, I have only used them...Read complete review

I own several of the **KitchenAid Silicone Baking Mats**, including two 11"x17" rectangle mats and one 10" round microwave mat. Sadly, I have only used them for baking once or twice, but they do get a lot of other use. I primarily use the large rectangle mats to protect the glass cooktop on my range. I keep the mats rolled up in the cabinet above my stove and pull them out and use under trays, racks, the crock-pot, etc. on top of the stove. This prevents the glass from getting scratched. I use the round mat in the microwave. It has a slight lip on it, so it retains spills pretty well. Both type of baking mats are really easy to clean. I haven't had any problems with them so far. A couple of times I have actually accidently turned on a burner underneath one of the mats on top of the stove. It gets really hot and wavy, but then goes back to its original shape once it cools. Obviously, they can handle high heat which is why they can be used for baking. I have used them to bake cookies and find that the cookies come off of the mat quite easily. This is nice because no extra grease is necessary. I am quite happy with the performance of these mats overall regardless of how they are used!

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not as good as traditional bakeware

I don't like these silicone baking pans. The bread pans don't brown the bottom of the bread and they bulge out so your loaf is not neat and won't fit in the bread slicer....Read complete review

I don't like these silicone baking pans. The bread pans don't brown the bottom of the bread and they bulge out so your loaf is not neat and won't fit in the bread slicer. Same with the cakes, it is fine for a coffee cake or something sticky but not for stacking cakes.

Performance
I do not like the non sturdy factor in these pans. Your breads all bulge the sides of the pan because of the weight of the doughs which results in bread that can not fit in a bread slicer and it is not attractive. Same with cakes, can't make a stacking cake. They are great for coffee cakes or anything with a sticky bottom that gets flipped to have a sticky top when being served....sticky pecan rolls.

Ease of Cleaning
You would think they clean good but they do not. I have found they seem to stay greasy. If you make a meatloaf in one the grease from it stays and does not go away, It is also hard to get any burnt on grease off. I would not suggest using these for meats.

Durability
I have not had any problems with durability so far, I would imagine as long as you take care of them they will last years. Of course since I don't like how my meatloaf bulges or how my breads look I don't use them much and since I don't use them, i imagine they will last a long time. So far they have not dried or cracked or torn.

Design
Horrible design. They silicone is not sturdy enough to be a pan for baking. I love silicone spatulas, they can take the heat and not melt but these pans just make your bread and loaves look horrible. The sides bulge so bad that any bread, especially quick breads like banana, are just ugly, you can't give these loaves as gifts and not be embarrassed.

Doesn't Stick
The only upside to these pans is that the products do not stick, I have always used a non stick spray out of fear but I don't think they would make your products stick. But because of all the other down sides of these pans I don't think the non stick factor makes up for that.

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5.0

These are surprisingly effective

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from La Rue, OH

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I found three sets of these KitchenAid Silicone Bakeware on clearance at my grocery store after Christmas last year and I bought them all because I had been wanting to try them and they were so cheap. I planned to keep a set set for myself, give one set to my Mom, and just have the third set on hand in case I needed an emergency gift for someone. The sets I bought are blue and included a muffin pan, a small round cake pan and a small loaf pan. They also had a baking mat. I was a little skeptical as I lightly sprayed the loaf pan with cooking spray, then poured in my banana bread batter and popped it in the oven. When it was thoroughly baked and I removed it from the oven, I fully expected it to be thoroughly stuck to the silicone. But it just popped right out with no trouble at all. The bread was perfectly baked and tasted delicious. Cleanup was easy, just wash in warm soapy water. I have since used all of the other pans that came in the set, but have not used the mat yet, but I love the pans! My Mom likes hers as well. I still have the third set and need to figure out who I will be gifting it to.

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3.0

not as good as traditional bakeware

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from USA

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I don't like these silicone baking pans. The bread pans don't brown the bottom of the bread and they bulge out so your loaf is not neat and won't fit in the bread slicer. Same with the cakes, it is fine for a coffee cake or something sticky but not for stacking cakes.

Performance
I do not like the non sturdy factor in these pans. Your breads all bulge the sides of the pan because of the weight of the doughs which results in bread that can not fit in a bread slicer and it is not attractive. Same with cakes, can't make a stacking cake. They are great for coffee cakes or anything with a sticky bottom that gets flipped to have a sticky top when being served....sticky pecan rolls.

Ease of Cleaning
You would think they clean good but they do not. I have found they seem to stay greasy. If you make a meatloaf in one the grease from it stays and does not go away, It is also hard to get any burnt on grease off. I would not suggest using these for meats.

Durability
I have not had any problems with durability so far, I would imagine as long as you take care of them they will last years. Of course since I don't like how my meatloaf bulges or how my breads look I don't use them much and since I don't use them, i imagine they will last a long time. So far they have not dried or cracked or torn.

Design
Horrible design. They silicone is not sturdy enough to be a pan for baking. I love silicone spatulas, they can take the heat and not melt but these pans just make your bread and loaves look horrible. The sides bulge so bad that any bread, especially quick breads like banana, are just ugly, you can't give these loaves as gifts and not be embarrassed.

Doesn't Stick
The only upside to these pans is that the products do not stick, I have always used a non stick spray out of fear but I don't think they would make your products stick. But because of all the other down sides of these pans I don't think the non stick factor makes up for that.

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1.0

Horrible Mess

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from Hartford, CT

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I purchased the bundt cake pan and had to throw it out after a single use. I couldn't even get it clean enough to return to the store!

I liked the idea of this as it was supposed to be nonstick and easy to clean. Neither proved to be true.

Filling the pan absolutely must be done while it is already on a cookie sheet to provide support since it is much too floppy to transfer after it is full. Filling it was easy and I popped it in the oven on its pan to await the results.

I'd made just a simple blueberry coffee cake in this - nothing special or sticky - and half of it remained in the pan! So, I scraped it out and ate it anyway as little crumbles, but I was extremely disappointed.

When it came to wash the evil thing I spent ages trying to get the sponge into the floppy nooks and crannies with no luck. Perhaps if one were washing it in a dishwasher you'd have better luck, but hand washing is a definite no-no.

Maybe the other pans are better but the bundt pan was a giant fail.

Overall I simply cannot recommend this.

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2.0

I much prefer glass/metal bakeware

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from USA

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I really liked the idea of silicone bakeware in theory but found I didn't care for it much in practice. I used it to make a cake once and found that even though I'd greased the sided it was hard to get the cake out because it stuck to the sides which, of course, left a huge mess for me to clean out of the pan and kind of ruined my cake ascetically. They're flexible enough to stand up on their own but not really flexible enough for the easy removal of things which I assumed was kind of the point. From now on I'll be sticking to my tried and true glass and metal bakeware.

Performance
I feel like this didn't do what it was supposed to do and it left me disappointed.

Ease of Cleaning
It was easy enough to clean but I fell like I should have to clean it quite as much.

Durability
It'll last forever because I won't use it.

Design
I like the color and the size is good. I don't think making it out of silicone was a very good call.

Doesn't Stick
Everything sticks to the sides of these. It totally defeats the whole easy removal idea and makes the product rather useless.

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1.0

I Don't Remember Ever Disliking A Cookware This Much Before

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from Podunk, NY

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When silicone bakeware first came out, I was skeptical. I didn't think I would like it, but then after it began to show up everywhere, I decided that perhaps I was wrong, and gave myself the chance to try it out. I tested out a Kitchen Aid square pan.

I have never hated cookware more than this.

Performance
I have so much about this bakeware that I don't like First of all it is flimsy. It has to be handled so carefully that it adds stress to baking that is unnecessary. You can not bend it or move it too much or you spill the batter or whatever is inside. Then there is the storage problem- this stuff is ridiculous to try to stack. It is so flimsy that it moves around on the shelf and I can not stand it. Then there is the flavor- ICK. I can not stand how things taste that were made in silicone. There is not the crisp edges but just boring texture. Sure this does not burn, but it barely cooks either.

Ease of Cleaning
This stuff stays greasy easily. You can not scrub it or apply too much pressure on it without compromising the surface of the pans.

Durability
You can not use a sharp knife on these pans. You can not clean them very easily, and although they don't fall apart necessarily, they still frustrate me. Because I can not cut anything in these easily, I rate their durability as VERY POOR. I will say, however that compared to the other silicone bakeware I have seen, the Kitchen Aid is more sturdy than many of them.

Design
The shape was all right, but the flimsy nature of the silicone and the inability to cut things in it and clean it properly frustrate me. I don't like the way they don't stack sturdily on shelves. There is hardly anything I like about these pans except maybe the color. So I give this a POOR rating.

Doesn't Stick
These don't stick too much, but at times they do a little. Because they are so bendable, you can get the food out that way, but I just don't like it.

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5.0

KitchenAid Silicone Baking Mats

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from Harrison, OH

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I own several of the **KitchenAid Silicone Baking Mats**, including two 11"x17" rectangle mats and one 10" round microwave mat. Sadly, I have only used them for baking once or twice, but they do get a lot of other use. I primarily use the large rectangle mats to protect the glass cooktop on my range. I keep the mats rolled up in the cabinet above my stove and pull them out and use under trays, racks, the crock-pot, etc. on top of the stove. This prevents the glass from getting scratched. I use the round mat in the microwave. It has a slight lip on it, so it retains spills pretty well. Both type of baking mats are really easy to clean. I haven't had any problems with them so far. A couple of times I have actually accidently turned on a burner underneath one of the mats on top of the stove. It gets really hot and wavy, but then goes back to its original shape once it cools. Obviously, they can handle high heat which is why they can be used for baking. I have used them to bake cookies and find that the cookies come off of the mat quite easily. This is nice because no extra grease is necessary. I am quite happy with the performance of these mats overall regardless of how they are used!

 
3.0

KitchenAid Silicone Bakeware

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from Holly Springs, NC

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Silcone bakeware is safe to use tha is why I like it. I use it in the oven, microwave and fridge. It is compact for easy storage in my drawers. It is lightweight and flexible so I can bend it without any problem.

 
5.0

KitchenAid Silicone Bakeware is all I like to use!

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from Rock Hill, SC

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Over the past few years I have been switching over to KitchenAid silicone bakeware. I have two muffin pans, two round cake pans, a square baking pan, and a 9x13 baking pan. These pans all do a fantastic job. You do not have to spray or grease them to avoid sticking, because they seem to prevent sticking on their own. The fact that they are flexible makes it really easy to remove baked goods. The main disadvantage I have experienced at this point is that you have to be extremely careful when using the casserole dishes. When I am transporting a casserole to the oven I usually carry/move it on a baking sheet. Once it is in the oven I slide the baking sheet out (or sometimes leave it in if I am lazy). These pans clean pretty easily with the use of soap and warm water, which is a huge plus for me. Another disadvantage is that you can't cut with a knife while the items are still in the pan. However, anything that needs a knife to cut it can usually be removed before cutting and others can be cut with a spatula. I would highly recommend trying these products!

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2.0

Kitchen Aid silicone bake wear is nice

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from Jenison, MI

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I had one 10x10 KitchenAid silicone baking dish and I'll have to say that I wasn't really a big fan.  I actually sold it on craigslist last year before Christmas.  I would add that they hold thier value pretty well; I was able to get more than half my money back!  Of all the silicone bake wear that I've been given I will admit that KitchenAid was probably about the best.  It had thick sides and stud up on its own pretty well, but I still but a baking sheet under it in the oven to transfer it.  Those darn things are floppy.  You can't make anythng in this dish that needs to be cut because you can't use a sharp knife to cut it.  The inside was pretty smooth and seemed to release from the food quite well, which I liked.  Mine was red, which is a little too much color for my life (and kitchen).  I tried to wash it in the dish washer and it came out with a film of food still attached.  Another bonus to this type of bake wear is the fact that you can't break it, but it doesn't stack very well.

 
5.0

Love the silicone bakeware

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from Valley View, TX

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I love my KitchenAid Silicone bakeware!  My favorite is the loaf pan and the muffin pan.  They are easy to use and prevent my baked goods from burning.  And with the muffin pan, I can make muffins without using paper cups.  I just pop them out very easily from the muffin pan when they are done.  I do have to make sure the grease the pan first though.

I make a lot of homemade bread too, and the loaf pans do an amazing job.  The bread cooks evenly throughout so there are no areas that are too done or not done enough.  And after I'm finished, I can just turn my loaf pan over and easily get the bread out.  With a metal loaf pan sometimes it sticks a bit or I have to work at getting the bread out without smooshing it, but the silicone pans do a great job of getting the bread looking great!

I also love the color!  My kitchen is done in red and they match it perfectly.

I would definitely recommend these pans to anyone!

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