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Old 05-22-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Silpat

Who has a Silpat and love it? I have a small and medium one. I love cooking cheese on it.

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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I don't have Silpat per se. Instead I have an assortment of Teflon sheets. Love 'em. Don't know how I got along without them. Gave a set to our daughter for Christmas about 4 years ago. She's a believer, too.

They're considerably less expensive than Silpat and work just as well.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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Chef allowed us to take those out of our knives & cooking tools, & i haven't tried mine yet. i wanna bake cake mix cookies later, so i'll try mine then!
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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Mine are Exopat (same as Silpat just a different brand) and I love them.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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I love my exopats, too!
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:27 AM   #6
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OK, what the heck is a silpat?
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:45 AM   #7
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a silicone baking liner, sattie.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:22 AM   #8
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Yeah - what luvs said! It's a "non-stick" reusable silicone mat used for baking in place of parchment paper.

SilPat was probably the first brand to get attention in America - it's a silicone baking mat made in France that had the advantage over parchment paper (which is silicone impregnated or coated paper) in the fact that it could be reused for up to about 2,000 times at a temp of about 480F - which makes it cheaper per use than parchment paper.

Exopat is another French silicone baking mat that is less expensive, has a higher temp range (around 580F), and can be reused up to about 3.000 times - making it even more economical per use.

There are other brands, with different high-temp ranges, and number of reuses, and prices.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:24 AM   #9
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I have 2. They cost about $20. They are great for some things (parmesan baskets, especially), but I still use parchment for bread.
And they still smell alittle when I use them.
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I love mine - I have 4. I use 3 strictly for baking breads and the other for anything else.
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