Monday, May 5, 2014

The New York Baking Company Silicone Baking Buddies Product Review

I was recently contacted by The New York Baking Company and asked to try out their silicone baking cups in exchange for an honest review.
Oops! Is that a piece of shredded cheese stuck to the counter? Who wouldn't have wiped the counter before snapping pictures of it? Apparently me, that's who!
I thought, "Why not?" I've got plenty of muffin recipes to choose from to test these silicone baking cups out. Since I had strawberries on hand, I used my strawberry muffin recipe. Yummy!

I lined up the baking cups on a cookie sheet and filled them with the batter.
I baked the muffins at 400 degrees for about 18 minutes, checking for doneness by sticking a toothpick in the middle of a few muffins.
The silicone cups peeled off the muffins like a dream - no rips like when you use paper liners.
There was some juicy strawberry residue left on the inside of the baking cup. I was hoping there would be so I could test out how easily they cleaned up.
And I'm happy to report, they clean up easily and quickly! I simply ran the cups under warm water and used a little scrubbie to get off the residue. It was easiest to turn them inside out to scrub them. Then I let them air dry completely.
I even saved some muffins for the following day - no easy feat in my house, to be sure. Homemade treats go very quickly around here! But I wanted to see how the cups cleaned up after a day or two.

It was as easy to clean them the second day as it was the first!

I love that they take up so little storage room, too, as opposed to muffin tins. I just stacked them all neatly together and put them back in the package they came in. It slides very neatly into one of my kitchen drawers.

Not to mention that they're economical. If you bake a lot of cupcakes or muffins, buying paper liners can get pricy. These baking cups can be used again and again with minimal fuss and clean up.

The only drawback to the Baking Buddies that I could see is that they did not come with instructions, either for using or washing. As someone who hadn't used silicone baking cups before, I wasn't sure what kinds of temps these things could withstand. I googled it, but it would have been nice to have that info provided by the company.

That said, I recommend The New York Baking Company's Baking Buddies. I know I will be using them for years to come.

DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation for this review other than a sample of the product in exchange for my honest opinions. My opinions are my own and you might not have the same experience or opinions that I did.

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