These $11 Baking Mats Have More than 29,000 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon

updated Mar 17, 2021
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Silpat silicone baking mats are the gold standard: They ensure cookies brown and bake evenly and slide right off the baking sheet. They’re the perfect match for delicate macarons and even savory roasted foods, like salmon and chicken thighs. With them, there’s no parchment paper wasted or greasing required. And they’re even dishwasher-safe.

However, they do have one con: They’re expensive. As in, $25 for one mat. So, I was intrigued this review by America’s Test Kitchen that said the Amazon Basics silicone baking mats — which cost about $11 for two — are nearly identical to the ones by Silpat.

According to ATK, the Amazon Basics versions fit perfectly into baking sheets and create the same perfectly nonstick surface. However, if you need any more convincing, let’s look at the customer reviews (of which, there are more than 35,000 — the majority them five-stars!).

Here’s what some of the happy buyers had to say.

“These baking mats are absolutely fantastic. The quality is superb, and SUCH a good price. I use them for just about everything I put in the oven. From oven pizzas, cookies, you name it! I also love that, besides food sliding easily off the non stick surface, they help protect all my baking sheets and such. It’s also super handy to just throw them in the top shelf of the dishwasher or even just wipe clean.”

“These are wonderful. I have a Silpat I’ve had for years and always wished I had more than one but didn’t want to spend that much on something I don’t use real often. At two for $11 this was a no-brainer! I swear they are the exact same thing as my old Silpat — other than the color.”

“Where have these been all my life? We made cookies when we got them to test them out. OMG! [The cookies] were the perfect combination of crunchy and soft. Afterward I put them in the dishwasher and, well, no need to wash the cookie sheet. There was nothing on it. Perfect! I will be buying more of these soon. Also it was ridiculous how easy they are to clean.”

Do you have silicone baking mats you love just as much? Tell us about them in the comments!