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Old 01-12-2016, 01:43 PM   #31
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Look back at what Katie H. posted. Her mats are made of a Teflon material. And they are cutable. Cutting a Silpat is not advisable. There is material in the middle that will be exposed and could burn.
I'm a little concerned about using teflon. Will check safety issues on food blogs.
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:50 PM   #32
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I'm a little concerned about using teflon. Will check safety issues on food blogs.

KG, I just use oven-safe parchment paper in my toaster oven tray.
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:55 PM   #33
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I'm a little concerned about using teflon. Will check safety issues on food blogs.

Teflon is not a safety issue at any roasting/baking temperature.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:37 PM   #34
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Thanks Katie! Have you used them in the toaster oven? I see that some manufacturers make baking mats specifically for that purpose.
I use them for everything, but I need a bit of clarification about "using in a toaster oven." Do you mean to line the bottom to make clean-up easier for spills there or in pans used in the toaster oven?

I have never used any on the bottom of my toaster oven because it is ultra-easy to clean regardless of what has made its way there. Can't speak to that use of the Teflon sheets.

As for the other purposes I mentioned, I couldn't be happier.

I just looked at the cardboard sleeve that my original liners came in, and where I store all my liners, and it simply says, "DuPont Teflon Bakeware Liners." Further it notes: Easy to Clean and Serve, Reusable 100's of times, Microwaveable, One-Year Guarantee.

There's no manufacturer listed anywhere on the package. They were/are made in the USA and a toll-free number is listed, 1-800-986-2857. I don't know how valid the phone number would be because I noted on the sleeve that I bought the liners in 1996, which would definitely make them 20 years old.
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:05 PM   #35
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For Teflon baking mats, check out this LINK
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:05 PM   #36
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For Teflon baking mats, check out this LINK
Yep, exactly, RP. Just what I was referencing in my post (#16) on this thread.
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I use them for everything, but I need a bit of clarification about "using in a toaster oven." Do you mean to line the bottom to make clean-up easier for spills there or in pans used in the toaster oven
No, for a small baking sheet that goes in the toaster oven.

Looks like my options are:
1) get a teflon mat and cut it to the size of the baking sheet.
2) get a new baking sheet if I want to use the toaster-oven-size Silpat mat.
3) use parchment paper.

How do you know if parchment paper is toaster oven safe? The brand I have is Wilton.

Also, when I got my Silpat mat many years ago, I did cut it to fit one of my baking sheets and used it that way. Nothing bad seemed to happen. I guess I need to call Silpat and see if it's safe to use. Someone mentioned that it might not be.
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How to clean Silpat baking mats?

Any parchment paper that I've used has worked. It might get a bit brown around the edges, but no flambé! I currently have Reynolds pp, just looked and it says it's oven-safe. I ran out of my huge roll from Costco.
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Any parchment paper that I've used has worked. It might get a bit brown around the edges, but no flambé! I currently have Reynolds pp, just looked and it says it's oven-safe. I ran out of my huge roll from Costco.
I've used parchment in a 500° oven when making pizza. Like you said, it gets a nicely browned but otherwise is fine.
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I've had a couple of bad experiences with crappy parchment. Not that it burns, but bagels stick to it badly. One time it was a no-name roll I picked up somewhere that I tossed after one use. Another time I ordered precut sheets for my half sheet pans from an internet site and the were exceptionally sticky as well.

Now I buy Wilton parchment. Works great.
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