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Old 11-09-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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Since I'm incredibly fussy, Sherrie always tells me to just buy what I want for Christmas (saves on the returns). I really don't want/need much right now. I don't have any Silpat sheets - are they something worth having? I've decided to pass on the silicone mitts - are the silicone pot holders any better?

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Old 11-09-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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I like Silpat because I hate cleaning my cheesy cookie sheets after making two or three batches of cookies. They are pricey (about $20), so it's a good thing to ask for for Christmas.
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Old 11-09-2004, 05:10 PM   #3
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Silpats are indispensable, especially if you're fond of cookie baking.
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Old 11-09-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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I love my Silpats. I bought them a very long time ago when they were not that widely available and have been using them religiously whenever I bake.

They are great not only for baking but also if for drying cookies or pretzels etc dipped in chocolate. Nothing sticks on them so cleaning cookie sheets is a thing of the past with them.

Parchment works as well but I like Silpats better.
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Old 11-09-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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I love my Silpats too!

Can someone please tell me how one is really supposed to clean them and take care of them? I was told not to rinse them with any liquid and never bend nor fold them.

So after use, I just wipe them clean with kitchen towels. But I can't get all of the oil off. And they've turned brown in some places. How can you prevent spot browning of the Silpat? Thanks!
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:46 AM   #6
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Huh! Very interesting, said Igor. I don't have them, just use parchment paper. But I have wondered about them. Hmmm... May just have to test drive one one day!
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I have been meaning to try them, but have not gotten around to it yet.
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:08 AM   #8
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Audeo, I'm old fashioned right in there with you! Parchment paper has always worked just fine for me, and I honestly can't see paying $25 for one sheet of the stuff. I get parchment paper from a baking supply company, comes flat in 'whole'pan size, and I just cut it to fit whatever I want. I've had the box now for 3 years, and am only halfway through it, lol!
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Chopstix, I've lightlly rinsed mine with no ill effects. Can't help re: the brown spots cuz I haven't had any yet. To store, I roll mine up - not too tightly - and secure w/rubber band.
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:21 AM   #10
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Ha, marmalady! I bought a huge roll from Sam's about two years ago and have about half of it left, too!!! And I doubt that I paid more than $6 to $7 for the whole roll!

I haven't priced the Silpat's, but EGADS -- are they THAT MUCH???

Er...nevermind that test drive!
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