Survey: Silicone vs. Nonstick

There are many tools and special materials designed for baking these days, and most address the question of how to get perfectly formed cupcakes and muffins that don't break in the pan. Silicone and nonstick pans both have their merits. Which one do you prefer?

More discussion on silicone and nonstick below.

Silicone
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Nonstick
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Pans above: Silicone Zone Small Muffin Pan, $9.95; and Sur La Table Nonstick Bakeware - Muffin Pans, $7.96, both from Sur La Table.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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