Bakeware, the most basic thing that you would need ,if you were to start baking.
Today let’s see the different types of bakeware available in the market and a quick and super-easy video guide of greasing your bakeware for the best results!
Let me first introduce you to the types of bakeware available in the markets recently:
Aluminum is a good material for bakeware because it is a good conductor of heat(bakes quick), which results in even baking. Prefer baking cakes and not any savory dishes as aluminum reacts with acidic food.
However it need proper greasing and flouring.
Insulated bakeware is made of two layers of metal that are cushioned by a layer of air. The layer of air provides for even baking and browning without burning.I love to bake my cookies on these.It does not require any greasing and ,hence makes the baked goodies healthy.
Glass or Pyrex
Glass ovenproof bakeware is made from tempered glass and conducts heat well. Food browns well in the glass ovenware. It is fairly easy to clean, does not stain and does not react to acidic foods.
They are also freezer friendly. However cannot withstand sudden temperature changes.
I like to use it mainly for baking savory dishes. They work best for bake and serve recipes.
Now we are talking!
Silicone is by far my favorite among the three. It can be used in oven, the freezer and of course the microwave. Silicone is must for every modern baker!
Food-grade silicone does not react with food and is very safe. They come in pretty and vibrant colors and in intricate and different designs that you cannot even think of.
It is flexible and easily bendable. Do not take much space in your cabinet. Almost non-stick, but it’s a good practice to grease silicone molds as well.
But since it is flexible it tends to be flimsy and needs support below.
Here is a video which shows the different type of bakeware and a guide to greasing them.
Why is greasing important?
It prevents them from sticking to the tins and makes them easier to turn out, or else all the effort you put into mixing that cake and baking it, all in vain!
Different recipes, bakeware material, size and shape require different greasing techniques.
So let’s dive in…