Get your baking pans for all your baking needs at iprice Hong Kong
Baking is a great hobby as it not only provides satisfaction for the baker but also the people who get to eat those hearty cookies, cakes, pies, etc. Nothing beats home-baked chocolate cookies and milk on a rainy day. Furthermore, the aroma of well-baked cakes right out from the oven that fills the whole house is just too irresistible, makes you want to just devour the cake whole. Also to make baking a fun and easy task, good baking tools like baking pans are needed to make delicious foods.
Let’s get to know what kind of material baking pans are made from. Most baking dishes are made from ceramic, aluminium, silicon or metal.
- Ceramic baking pans — have an enamel finish, which makes clean up an ease. Durable, safe for high temperatures and able to distribute heat evenly. Ceramic is great for gratin and casserole dishes.
- Metal baking pans — heats up and cools down quite quickly. Metal baking pans are great for baking things like biscuits or cookies, which are cooked at a high heat for a short amount of time. Dull finishes on metal will absorb heat faster than glossy finishes in which cookies baked on dull metal might burn on the bottom before the top is finished baking (use baking sheets to avoid that).
- Silicone baking pans — have grown in popularity recently as they do not require additional non-stick sprays or oils. Silicone baking pans heats up quickly and evenly and they can be used in the oven, stored in the refrigerator or freezer and reheated in the same pan if necessary. They are also dishwasher safe.
Once you are sure you have got the right baking pan, it is also important to prepare it properly for your baking. Some cakes require greasing and flouring the baking pan while some call for using of parchment or waxed paper. To assure the best results, always prepare baking pans as instructed in the recipe or in the manufacturers' directions.
- To clean greasy baking pans — the best way is to wash with your hands and how much elbow grease will largely depend on whether your trays are non-stick or not. It is a good idea to wear rubber gloves when cleaning baking trays to protect your hands from grease and grime. Use a paper towel to wipe away as much grease as you can from the baking tray. Then, soak the pan in hot water that is mixed with some dishwashing liquid for at least an hour. Use a soft sponge or cloth and wipe away the remaining grease – you should find that it glides off relatively easily. Finally, pop it in the dishwasher for a final rinse.
- To clean burnt baking pans — if your baking trays are covered in a thick coating of burnt-on foods and meat juices, then the best way of cleaning the trays is a little bit different. Boil some water in the kettle, and pour it into your sink. Add a good cupful of baking soda, and watch as it bubbles up. Pop your tray in, and leave it to soak. Again, about an hour should be long enough for the solution to soften the burnt-on stains. After an hour, drain the water and use a cloth or sponge to wipe away the now-softened crust. It should come away quite easily as the reaction between the hot water and the baking soda essentially eats away at the coating, breaking it down.
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