Kitchen 170

    Published on September 22nd, 2006 | by Greg


    Baking with Silicone

    For the last time! It’s not silicon. It’s an inorganic-organic polymer, according to Wikipedia, and has a wide variety of uses. Sure, one use of the stuff is to make you better endowed, but that’s a little beyond our usual testing. So we decided to try the bakeware instead, from SiliconeZone.

    They offer a wide variety of bakeware and it’s really fun- it doesn’t look or feel oven-safe, but it is! Best of all, it is extremely easy to clean, heats more evenly that most other materials, and is really colorful!

    We tried to bake a few items using their cupcake and cake pans, and were pleasantly surprised at the quality, even versus some other silicone bakeware we had tried. But the best item that we tried had to be the thin, lightweight, sturdy cutting boards. Translucent and attractive, they come in a set of four and are cleverly labeled: one each for vegetables, chicken, beef, and fish- so you can avoid the common pitfall of slicing your meats and then rolling your vegetables around in the same place!

    SiliconeZone offers a bunch of other nifty kitchen gadgets, from ice cube trays to colanders. They are available at Amazon, Macy’s, and Cooking.com- and are quite reasonably priced. Silicone seems like the way to go, unless you have a definite thing for wood and metal or a dislike of pastels.

    About the Author

    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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