Friday, March 21, 2014

GIVEAWAY and Review: Simply Essential Baking Mat and Pan Set

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



I was super excited to be asked to review this silicone mat from Simply Essentials and the Baking Pan Set. I am a big fan of silicone mats and have been using them for years, and by years I mean I still have and use the ones I bought 10 years ago. I have been using this Simply Essentials Silicone Mat and Baking Pan Set for a few weeks now and have used it already about a dozen times. The pictures I have here are from my actual first use of the product and it still looks the same.

Let me tell you why I love using silicone mats - the main reason is that I no longer need to use cooking spray on my pans! That's it! I suppose that might not sound like a good enough reason, but let me tell you what not using cooking spray means:


  • I don't have to buy cooking spray for my baking sheet so the can lasts longer for other things and it SAVES ME MONEY!
  • The less cans of spray I have to buy the less waste and recycling I am creating, so I am CREATING LESS WASTE!
  • Even though a spray only adds a few calories, you add many sprays to a pan, with no sprays then you are adding NO EXTRA CALORIES!
  • And finally because you are not adding oil to a pan, which can bake on and create that unattractive brown color on your pans, CLEAN UP IS QUICK AND EASY because it easily wipes clean without scrubbing.
  • Finally, by not using an aerosol can of non-stick spray are you NOT RELEASING CFC'S from the aerosol in to the atmosphere
What sets apart this set from what I currently own in terms of baking pans and silicone mats is that it is COMMERCIAL GRADE! Plus I love the 18x13 size!!! That is bigger than all my other baking sheets. I just made cookies on this mat and pan set today and I could fit 20 cookies on the pan, where on  my other pans I can only fit 12, which means I can bake more and once and finish my cooking faster!


Product Description from Simply Essentials
Simply Essentials Baking Mat and baking pan set. Non stick baking mat, cookie sheet size (16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches x .73 mm thick) with commercial grade baking pan. Silicone baking mat, similar to a silpat baking mat. Pro mat silicone baking mat for baking, cooking, roasting, etc.

Bake on it, freeze it, refrigerate on it and roast on it! Quit throwing away those expensive metal baking pans! Keeps your baking pan in good condition. You Do Not Need Oil, Butter, Cooking Spray or Parchment Paper to Bake with These Mats. One Year Guarantee.

Exceptional set baking mat and commercial grade baking pan by Simply Essentials Fits half size baking sheets 18 x 13 inches, BPA Safe, Easy to store, You can reuse 1000's of times. Eliminates the need for cooking sprays, oils, butter or parchment paper, great for dieting saves calories

Made of glass weave and food grade silicone baking mat. Easy to clean, just wipe with soap and hot water

Making personal pizzas are easy with the Simply Essentials Baking Mat and Pan Set because it doesn't matter if some of the toppings get on the mat because they easily wipe off and you don't have baked on cheese.

We had a family pizza night and we each made our own personal pizzas. My kids used a different kind of crust than my husband & I did because we wanted something that was made with whole grains and chock full of delicious tasting herbs. Then we topped them with spaghetti sauce, our favorite toppings and cheese and baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.


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41 comments:

Heidi Bee said...

I would bake cookies! Always a favorite in our house!!

xiomara @ Parkesdale said...

I would bake chocolate chip cookies!

Cheryl Free said...

I would bake cookies. I have a cookie monster at home :)

Angel said...

Awesome!! Want one for sure!

Rizzy said...

Have always thought this would be great to have, just hadn't bought one yet!

Emily Reviews said...

I'd love to try this mat! I could use it to make cookies on.

Mandy Carter said...

I have never used a baking mat but would love to. I would bake cookies first on it!

arress said...

I would bake a dozen chocolate chip cookies!

Michelle Knopp said...

I have a Silpat liner and I love it. This looks like a great size. I would use it for baking, but did you also know you can use these mats for a non-stick protective surface to do your crafting, like inking and stamping? This would be especially great because of its large size.

bxcrochet said...

I would make roasted vegetables first if I won.

Michelle F.

Carla Shiver said...

I would bake lemon sugar cookies or windmill cookies first.

mysweetiepiepie said...

The first thing I would bake would be cookies.

Julie said...

I would make chicken nuggets for the kids on it.

Krystal Butherus said...

Great idea. I could definitely use this.

Debbie Jackson said...

I think I would try cookies or veggies.

latanya t said...

sugar cookies

Cristi said...

I would probably make cookies of some sort to break it in. :)

Amber B said...

I would bake cookies or pizza those are my 2 favorite things to bake

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!

Lisa said...

But Of Course Cookies!!!

mail4rosey said...

Gotta go with pizza for this one. :)

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ColleenMarie82 said...

I would probably make cookies!!

FireRunner2379 said...

I would bake some chocolate chip cookies. This would also be useful when making cashew brittle!

Diane Cooper said...

I would definitely use this to make chocolate chip cookies first.

Birdie Bee said...

Little pizzas would be what I would bake first.

Kelly said...

Cookies!!

Angela snoozy said...

I would bake chocolate chip cookies

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DH Jax said...

The first thing I would bake is some spice cookies as they are my hubby's favorite. Thanks for the chance to win. These sound great and I'd love to win them

Michelle J. said...

Sugar cookies for Easter!

TemporaryWaffle said...

I would probably first bake cookies on this set! <3

AnnaZed said...

I think this set begs for cookie baking!
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Nancy Loring said...

I plan on making cinnamon buns.

Jamie Tomkins said...

I need to make some of my Grandma's Welsh cakes and this would work perfect for it!!

Little D said...

banana chocolate chip cookies

Yona Williams said...

I'd bake chocolate chip cookies on the mat! Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

neoh42f said...

I would probably bake some cookies first!

Madeline B said...

I'd love to make pizza with caramelized onions!

Gala said...

I'd bake some pastry

Sky Evans said...

I'd make potatoes

corey1971 said...

I would bake chocolate chip cookies for my kids. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

samdaleo said...

I will make Snickerdoodles first!

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