Use and cleaning of silicone baking mats/cookie sheets
July 12, 2007 3:01pm CST
I bought two of these new silicone mats for baking, and they worked so good and were so easy to clean that I decided to use them for other things that usually stick to the metal cookie sheets when I cook them. So, last night I used them (on top of the regular cookie sheet) when I baked some frozen fish fillets and fries in the oven. Now, my silicone sheets have a greasy coating on them that won't wash off completely, and a couple of little scorch marks where (I think) the oil form the fish may have pooled up and cooked off. So, I'm guessing that these mats, great as they are, are only meant for baking "dry" or non-oily foods. Has anyone had a similar experience? More importantly, anyone know how to get off the oily film without harming the mats? Thanks.
12 Jul 07
Scrub by hand with hot soapy water. You can also put it in the dishwasher. I would put it in top with the plastics. Do not use paper towels. I usually wash mine in the sink. You have to make sure when you use it that the oven is not set over 580 degrees F, that is in a regular oven. For convection, it has to be 25 degrees lower. I have not used them for baking fish fillets, only for cookies since I only have one mat.
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12 Jul 07
I have washed them by hand, it's just that the oil is really stubborn and won't come off. I even coated them in a layer of dish soap and let it sit for awhile before scrubbing it off and rinsing with really hot water from the tap. I don't think I'll be using them for fish and fries again. :-)