>> Monday, January 20, 2014
While organizing my kitchen cabinets this weekend, I was struck by the variety of baking dishes and tools I have. Even more than that, I noticed I clearly have preferences with material -- silicone, glass, cast iron, plastic, wooden, etc. -- whether I realized it or not.
For example, I have a beautiful wooden mixing spoon that was hidden way back in a drawer -- like I'm almost too afraid to dirty it. On the hand hand, one of my favorite silicone spatulas is broken because I use it once or twice a day. And instead of using the wooden spoon, I'm on the search for a new spatula.
So, I thought it'd be interesting to take a look at some mixing bowls, measuring cups, cake pans, pie dishes, baking stones, etc. Clearly some materials are better for certain uses than others.
STONE + WOOD
I'd say overall . . .
- I like using silicone for mixing, but not for baking.
- I like glass baking dishes for cakes and breads.
- I prefer stone for making crisp pizzas.
- I love my plastic mixing bowl set over metal.
- I steer clear from stainless because it sticks.
- Non-stick baking sheets are my go-to for cookies.
- Cast iron dutch ovens are THE BEST for crusty bread.
- Wooden mixing spoons are my mom's favorite, but not mine!
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