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I’m pretty new to silicone cookware. A little part of my brain still tells me that if it looks like plastic, it must be plastic, and everyone knows that plastic melts in the oven. I did try out a silicone baking mat not too long ago, though, and that didn’t melt (hooray!) So when I was given the opportunity to review OvenArt Bakeware’s silicone muffin pan, I was curious to see if it would perform the same miracle mess-free baking that the mat did.
The short version is that after testing it out, I love this muffin pan, and won’t be bothering to use metal muffin pans again. My cupcakes came out baked perfectly (other than me leaving them in the oven a minute or so too long), popped right out of the pan (even without greasing the baking cups or using paper liners), and wiped clean with a damp soapy sponge.
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- The OvenArt Bakeware silicone muffin pan is oven-safe to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, and freezer-safe! Clean-up is super easy since it’s dishwasher safe, or you can just wipe it down with a little dishsoap and water.
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- This pan is made of 100% pure silicone with no fillers (it’s also BPA free) – this means that it’s floppier than some other silicone bakeware that contains plastic filler material. (It does feel a little weird to call it a “pan,” since it’s silicone instead of metal – the word “pan” automatically brings to mind a traditional metal pan). Plastic fillers lower the cost of producing bakeware; however, it can also degrade over time and start to produce odors and lose some of its nonstick performance. You can put the OvenArt pan on a cookie sheet before you fill it and put it in the oven like I did with my cupcake experiment if you want – I opted to do this because I’m a notorious klutz and my awkwardness + a floppy pan sounded like a good way to end up with a cupcake batter coated kitchen floor.
- The silicone pan cools quickly and is cool to the touch within a few minutes of taking it out of the oven. Then you can just pop your baked goods out of the pan by pushing up on the bottom of the cups with your fingers (it’s like Push-Pop cupcakes!) And you’re not limited to just baking cupcakes and muffins in this pan – taco cups, crab cakes, mini-lasagna, bacon-n-egg cups, or even frozen desserts are other fun ideas that I plan to try out.
And now for the long, detailed version of my experience with the OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan, complete with pictures! A word of warning: I am a messy cook, and the images you are about to see may be upsetting to some (less messy) readers. (In a way it’s a good thing that I’m a messy cook, since the splatters of cupcake batter spread across the silicone pan help to really test out the nonstick and easy clean-up features! Right?)
For my trial run of the OvenArt Muffin Pan, I decided to make S’mores cupcakes, since my husband is a big fan of S’mores. (And my kids will eat just about anything that’s made of sugar). Since these cupcakes have a graham cracker base and a marshmallow filling that’s all baked together with the cake batter (i.e. extra messy to clean up afterward), I thought it’d be a good test of the “scrub-free cleaning” claim. Further, for review purposes I decided to really test out the non-stick features and only use paper cupcake liners in half the pan, and go “au naturel” in the other half.
The first thing I did was forget to spray the pan with a spritz of cooking spray as recommended in the instructions. Whoops. Okay, this is for science – let’s see just how non-stick this muffin pan really is! Worst case, we’ll have cupcake pieces that I have to unstuck from the pan instead of whole cupcakes, it all tastes the same, right?
You know how sometimes when you bake muffins or cupcakes, and you get the muffin top that sticks to the top of the pan? You have to carefully pry it off, hoping that the cupcake doesn’t break in the meantime (and of course it usually does). Well, as you can see in the picture, I overfilled the cups and had some overflow.
As you can see in this picture, even with the graham cracker base and no paper liner (and my forgetting to grease the cups), the cupcakes stayed together when I popped them out of the pan.
It took me all of thirty seconds to wipe the pan clean with a damp soapy sponge after taking the cupcakes out.
The finished (messy, but yummy!) product (less the three cupcakes the kids inhaled before I could even get a picture):
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