Have you ever set out to make cookies, following the recipe diligently and timing everything perfectly, only to open the oven to find burnt hockey pucks? We've all been there. Uneven oven cooking temperatures and janky cookware can take your hard work and render it inedible — or at the very least, stuck to the baking sheet.
That's why we heartily endorse these silicone baking mats (they're a less expensive version of the coveted Silpat, but are still a top-rated item on Amazon). They're currently on sale right now for just $15 for a set of two.
Not convinced you need silicone baking mats? Here are three reasons to change your mind.
Silicone Baking Mats, $15
1. They make baking a breeze.
Coated in nonstick material, these mats allow delicate foods like cookies, crackers, meringues, and the like to be easily transferred from oven to plate (or oven to mouth) without breaking apart or sticking to the baking sheet.
2. They help you be healthier and more eco-friendly
The nonstick coating means there's no need to grease the baking sheet prior to baking, and the reusable nature of the mats reduces the need for aluminum foil or parchment paper (saving the environment and saving you cash in the long run).
3. They make cleanup easier.
Easily wipeable, rinsable, and dishwasher-safe, these mats will also prevent you from having to scrape and scrub a baking tray ever again.