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Old 12-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Lining baking pans in toaster ovens

I want to bake cookies in my toaster oven. Is it safe to use a Silpat mat or parchment paper to line the baking pan? Is greasing the pan the best option, even though it's a bit messy?

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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Parchment paper works. I've never used a SilPat.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Parchment paper works. I've never used a SilPat.

I'm glad parchment paper is okay.
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Silicone mat versus parchment paper

I recently got a silicone mat and I use it in my toaster oven all the time. I like the way it evenly cooks through food through without burning the bottom. Parchment paper won't protect the bottom of the food like the silicone fiberglass weave mat will. That's just my preference (cookies were amazing on the mat).
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:09 PM   #6
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I recently got a silicone mat and I use it in my toaster oven all the time. I like the way it evenly cooks through food through without burning the bottom. Parchment paper won't protect the bottom of the food like the silicone fiberglass weave mat will. That's just my preference (cookies were amazing on the mat).

Awesome! Which one did you get? Would you post the link?
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:16 PM   #7
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I got mine through Amazon at Non-stick Silicone Baking Sheet, Mat - Fiberglass Weave Core - FDA and LFGB Approved - Even Temperature Baking - Safe for Freezer, Oven, Microwave - Heat Resistant up to 480 Degrees - Easy Clean & Storage, One Year Guarantee (9.5" x 14.3") : Amazon.c. I use the smaller one for the toaster oven and the bigger one for the full size oven.
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Is this the French-made Silpat?
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No, it's manufactured in china.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #10
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Parchment is excellent as far as non stick. My wife uses parchment for cookies all the time and we use it for many other kitchen duties.

But use caution in a toaster oven. The heating elements are very close to the wire shelves.
I put a roll wrapped in parchment paper into my toaster oven once and it started to burn the paper.
No big deal resulted except for the roll was ruined. Just my experience.
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Parchment is excellent as far as non stick. My wife uses parchment for cookies all the time and we use it for many other kitchen duties.

But use caution in a toaster oven. The heating elements are very close to the wire shelves.
I put a roll wrapped in parchment paper into my toaster oven once and it started to burn the paper.
No big deal resulted except for the roll was ruined. Just my experience.

Thanks for the heads up about the parchment paper! I think a silicone mat is what I'll use.
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Thanks for the heads up about the parchment paper! I think a silicone mat is what I'll use.

Parchment laying flat in a pan under cookies shouldn't be a problem. Roll_Bones' situation was different. He wrapped a roll in the parchment which means it was much closer to the heating element.
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Hmm. I have a silpat, will have to start using it in the TO. I've used parchment with no problem, but as Andy says, best to use it flat.

Drat, my silpat is too big for the TO.
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Parchment laying flat in a pan under cookies shouldn't be a problem. Roll_Bones' situation was different. He wrapped a roll in the parchment which means it was much closer to the heating element.

Thanks for clarifying, Andy. There's also the option of just greasing the pan, which is a bit messier :(
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I've used parchment paper (on a pan) with no problem in the TO.
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I've used parchment paper (on a pan) with no problem in the TO.
That's good to know!
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Parchment laying flat in a pan under cookies shouldn't be a problem. Roll_Bones' situation was different. He wrapped a roll in the parchment which means it was much closer to the heating element.
Exactly. My circumstance was very different. I see absolutely no reason to be concerned with parchment as log as its lining a pan.

Its inexpensive and this is its purpose along with many other uses that have been born from it.
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Exactly. My circumstance was very different. I see absolutely no reason to be concerned with parchment as log as its lining a pan.

Its inexpensive and this is its purpose along with many other uses that have been born from it.

That's good news because I'd have to cut my silpat to make it fit my toaster oven pan.
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