Supplier: Krafty Kitchenware
REVIEW: Masterchef baking mats
Price: small $17 and large $25
These reusable baking mats replace the need for baking paper. They are suitable for flat baking and I’ve used them for both sweet and savoury items. There is no need to use additional oil or butter. You can just put the food directly onto the mat and pop it in the oven. I have a baking tray that fits the smaller baking mat perfectly. The larger baking mat fits on a larger square tray, but it does not cover the tray completely as the smaller mat does.
There are a number of sizes with the larger mat measuring 40cm x 32cm and the smaller measuring 30cm x 21cm. I think these are fantastic value for money and will pay for themselves in no time.
Designed in Australia. Made from fibreglass and silicone. Reusable, non-stick surface. Freezer, microwave and oven safe between -40ºC to 250ºC.
The mats can be used with either the logo face down or face up. When baking the banana oaties (a sugar free snack I make often for the kids and pictured above) I simply flex the mat and unstick the oatie. The mats are non stick but some items may need a little effort to remove. I’ve not had any issues with items hard sticking and breaking up.
The mats are pretty easy to look after. However, one no-no is using knives – don’t cut items on the mat as they may get damaged.
Store rolled up or flat (not folded). This was easy for us as we no longer have baking paper, foil or plastic wrap, so we have a whole drawer available.
Wash with warm soapy water and soft cloth/sponge (not a scourer). I then just drape over other items in the dish rack. They are dishwasher safe if you’d prefer to pop them in there, but I find it easy enough to hand wash them. One of the mats fits into our go-to baking tray perfectly so I focus on cleaning the mat and it does not take much to clean the tray.
I’ve never baked chick peas before, but I thought I’d give it a go…
The mats come rolled up inside a plastic box with a cardboard product information insert.
I’ve been using baking mats for over a year and the only time I miss baking paper is when I make banana bread in a bread loaf tin. However, now I save my butter papers and use them specifically for that.
Krafty Kitchenware sell a range of products including utensils, knives, tabletop items, vintage-retro pieces, cookware, and even trolleys and reusable bags. Their online store has been operating for over 2 years and they are constantly looking to expand their range. Josh the owner of Krafty Kitchenware is actively building up his range of eco friendly items and often chats to us about products and ideas. He sources top quality items and operates Krafty Kitchenware as an online business.