They pop out so easy

January 6th, 2008

I told you I’d come back and do this!

I tried out both brands of my new silicone baking cups that are replacing paper baking cups for me. Overall, I was very impressed.

I mixed chocolate chip muffin batter and placed the filled cups on a baking sheet. No muffin pan is needed, so I wanted to try that out. Here’s the photo:


The cooking time for the silicone cups did not differ from using paper baking cups in a muffin pan. The Silicone Zone cups seemed to release easier than the KitchenAid cups. However, muffins in both brand of cups came out easily.

I probably filled one of the KitchenAid cups too full and it spilled over a little. So, there’s one reason to be more careful if you’re not using a muffin pan. It wasn’t too bad though:


I let the muffins cool a couple of minutes before I released them from the cups. Only a few crumbs were left inside the cups. Nope, I didn’t use cooking spray. See:


I know the silicone cups are dishwasher safe, but they are so small and light. I worried about them. I loaded them up anyway. I placed the cups on the top shelf.

I checked the dishwasher after a few minutes and the cups had flown around everywhere, with some floating on the bottom of the dishwasher. I decided it was better to wash them by hand, but you can use a basket designed for washing baby bottles in the dishwasher if you want.

What did my husband say when I gave him a silcone-cup-baked muffin? “It’s nice to not have to fight with the wrapper.” Yip. And the muffins seemed to be cooked more evenly as well.

8 Responses to “They pop out so easy”

  1. Virginia Lee on January 6, 2008 10:33 pm

    Can you use cooking spray on silicone? I don’t have any silicone so have no idea.

    I’m glad they work well, hon. if you have a salad spinner thingy, you might use the plastic bowl with the holes to place over the cupcake cups. But honestly, my inclination is to just wash them by hand. Just don’t leave them soaking too long as they might retain a smell of dish soap.

    Next time I vote for cranberry-orange muffins . . .

  2. chocmoon on January 6, 2008 10:45 pm

    Hi Virginia. No, you don’t need to use cooking spray on silicone. I don’t think it would hurt if you did, but it isn’t necessary.

    I don’t have a salad spinner, but I agree with you. It’s not difficult to wash them by hand. I can’t leave them soaking long anyway as my cat is in love with bubbles!

    Cranberry-orange? Hmm, I’ve never made those. I’ll have to check for that.

  3. Karen-bob on January 7, 2008 9:00 pm

    A cat and bubbles, that’s pretty funny. Thanks for reviewing this product for me. I’d been wondering about those. When they wear out or whatever, are they recyclable? Just curious. ~Karen

  4. chocmoon on January 7, 2008 10:10 pm

    Thanks for visiting Karen-bob! Yes, silicone is recyclable, but centers that accept it may not be as plentiful as those that accept the more common materials like paper products, plastic, glass, aluminum and steel.

    However, silicone should last a VERY VERY long time with proper use. A negative to this stuff though is that it does not biodegrade, so please don’t throw it away if you can avoid it.

  5. Karen-bob on January 9, 2008 8:48 pm

    Thanks for the info.!

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  7. David Crosby on February 1, 2011 11:25 am

    It’s important to keep your mind full with new things. I just happened upon your post, and I’m so glad I did. I had so much fun reading this, and I’ll definitely share it with my friends!

  8. Peggy on February 1, 2011 12:20 pm

    Hi David. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I still like the baking cups!

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