Saturday, September 11, 2010

Who Make's the Best Silicone Bakeware?

I would have to put Wilton at the top of my list, silicone bakeware or not, they are hands down my favorite for bakeware in general. There silicone bakeware is as follows,
  • Exceptional baking performance for your favorite recipes
  • Freezer, refrigerator, oven, microwave and dishwasher safe**
  • Resists stains and odors
  • Oven safe to 500ºF
  • Easy and convenient storage 
Discover the convenience and easy release of flexible silicone bakeware!

I know I am bias so I will point out a few other good brands for the heck of it.

KitchenAid Silicone Bakeware is another favorite, they make exceptionally well made products that can really stand up to the plate when it comes to cooking and baking. Here are a few good points about KitchenAid silicone bakeware.

  • FDA-approved food-grade silicone guaranteed safe to 500 degrees
  • Heats and cools quickly and evenly
  • Quick-release permanent nonstick surfac
  • Refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, and Safe to use in dishwasher
Here is a review from someone who has used KitchenAid silicone bakeware.
"One look at this rubbery bakeware and those uninformed about silicone will laugh at the possibility that it’s actually safe to bake in it. But safe it is and KitchenAid is just one of many bakeware manufacturers that is producing pans in this revolutionary material. Made of FDA-approved food-grade silicone, in addition, the silicone bakeware has the benefit of being safe for the refrigerator, freezer, and microwave and can withstand sudden temperature changes from one extreme to another without buckling. The nonstick surface releases brownies easily and is safe for use with metal utensils aside from knives or serrated blades. Oversized rims make the pan easy to lift and transfer to and from from the oven. The only noticeable difference with silicone is that the pans feel a little wobbly as you carry them filled with batter from tabletop to oven and vice versa. Placing this cake pan on a baking sheet will offer better stability for transferring baked goods and provide a level cooking surface in the oven. For easy cleanup, this pan is dishwasher-safe and will retain its nonstick cooking surface through hundreds of dishwasher cycles. KitchenAid provides a one-year hassle-free replacement warranty plus a lifetime limited warranty on this pan."

Another well known brand is Lekue. Here are the stats on their silicone bakeware.

  • FDA approved food grade silicone, oven safe up to 500F, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe
  • Do not use sharp tools on Lekue
  • Bakes evenly, won't burn edges, foods stop cooking when removed from oven to avoid over-baking, baked goods slide out when cool
  • Lekue is the silicone bakeware choice of some of the world's top bakers - Inch Silicone is the now of baking. Inch - Rose Levy Beranbaum, Author of The Cake Bible, the #1 selling baking book of all time.
Great for baking brownies, casseroles or anything you would make in your traditional bakers. The Rigid material helps the Lekue keep its shape when in use. Mirage silicone bakeware is stable enough to go directly into the oven and flexible enough for that perfect release. To date, Lékué is the leading manufacturer of silicone bakeware and has sold over 10 million pans worldwide, thanks to the unique features of their platinum silicone raw material and their expertise of baking with silicone. Resistant, flexible, and totally non-stick, specially designed for easy, fast and complete baking, also ideal for microwave and freezer. Dishwasher safe, they feature perfect release without greasing (you should grease for first use), remain odorless and tasteless and require very little storage space. Manufactured in 100% platinum silicone. Patented and guaranteed. Lékué is used and recommended by Levy Rose Beranbaum as well as by many other professional bakers. Great for baking brownies, casseroles or anything you would make in your traditional bakers. 

So there is a starter list if you are in the market to make your baking life a bit easier and more hassle free. Every lover of cooking and baking should definitely try out this great ingenious cooking material.


  1. thank you for this posting. I have read that 100% silicone has been proven safe, but that the silicones mixed with fillers have no assurance of safety. There is a "pinch" test you can do to tell if your product has fillers or not: you bend a little portion and if it shows white...then you have fillers. Well I test several Wilton bake ware pieces at the store, and all showed white.

    I'm hoping to find a brand that is better. Apparently, just because it says "food-grade" doesn't make it the best kind.

  2. Hi, I have had so many readers asking me about Epicurus, but unfortunately I don’t have much information about that brand yet. I believe they are exclusive to JC Penney and they do look good but beyond that, I can’t comment on performance and longevity of the silicone bakeware. I hope some of the other readers are able to comment and help out.