I love baking muffins and cupcakes for my family. However, I am not a fan of spending a ton of money on paper liners. Fortunately, I recently discovered silicone bakeware, which makes baking easier without the waste. Thus, when recently offered a chance to review the silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
The OvenArt Bakeware silicone muffin pan consists of a premium quality silicone that does not contain bulk plastic fillers like cheaper alternatives. The unique high-gloss finish makes the baking surface non-porous for added non-stick properties. Complying with both European and FDA health and food safety standards, the silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware is used by professional chefs in both the United States and Europe.
When I first received my silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware, I immediately noticed the lack of fillers. The pan feels completely like silicone, without any added plastic to stiffen the material. Upon using the muffin pan for the first time, I found that the lack of stiffeners made removing my baked goods from the pan easier. Silicone is naturally soft, so I could easily move and twist the pan around to pop out my muffins with ease.
The silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware is dishwasher safe. When I first received mine, I prewashed the pan in hot, soapy water. However, after making a batch of banana blueberry muffins, I decided to test out the pan in my dishwasher. I placed the pan at an angle on the bottom rack of my dishwasher. Once the wash cycle was complete, I performed a quick inspection for leftover residue. I am happy to say that my dishwasher got the silicone muffin pan 100% clean.
In addition to washing up easily, the silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware also helps my baked treats cook more evenly without having to waste extra money on paper liners. The directions on the packaging indicate to lightly grease the inside of the silicone baking cups for the best results. Because I was making a small batch of six muffins, I greased three of the cups and left the other three ungreased. When I popped the muffins out of the pan, I noticed only a few crumbs within both the greased and the ungreased cups with a few more crumbs in the ungreased ones. However, I honestly do not see the need for greasing the cups. My muffins easily popped out of all six baking cups because silicone is naturally non-stick.
Like other silicone bakeware, my new silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware help cook my baked goods more evenly than conventional metal or glass pans. The insides and bottoms of my muffins cooked at the same pace as the tops, resulting in a perfectly cooked muffin without gooey insides or burnt tops. Honestly, I refuse to bake with anything other than silicone anymore, so my new OvenArt Bakeware muffin pan is a perfect addition to my kitchen.
Final Verdict: If you like to bake cupcakes or muffins but are tired up wasting money on paper liners, then the silicone muffin pan from OvenArt Bakeware is the kitchen utensil for you. Not only do your baked good cook evenly in the silicone, but cleanup is a breeze. Muffins and cupcakes simply pop out of the silicone pan, and then the pan easily washes in hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher. I now always reach for my new silicone pan when baking cupcakes or muffins. I highly recommend the OvenArt Bakeware silicone muffin pan to anyone who bakes.
I received a OvenArt Bakeware silicone muffin pan mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Front of OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Back of OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan on Cookie Sheet © 2014 Heather Johnson
Greasing the OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Filling the OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Baked Muffins in OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson
Dirty OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan © 2014 Heather Johnson