What's Your Jam?

>> 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.








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!
What's your preference? Or do you, like me, use a mix?

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