Good Use and Care of Bakeware Guide

Having quality utensils is an advantage for any baker and taking very good care of the bakeware will ensure your pans are still provide superior results for a very long time. Here Are a Few Tips on the usage and care of bakeware:
Before first use, wash your bakeware in warm soapy water and rinse well after eliminating the label and any adhesive used to produce the label remain in place.
I be sure I have something in my pan when it is in the oven and the oven is turned on. My Mother likes to put cookie sheets from the oven for drying. I don’t because I’ll turn the oven to preheat and overlook the pans are indoors. Dry baking isn’t a good idea to your pan.
Avoid using sharp knives to cut in non stick pans or you’ll get scrapes in them. Performance remains great, but they do not seem as attractive.
If I am baking cookies, I use parchment paper between baking batches so I do not have to eliminate any sugars or temptations before another batch. It makes cleanup very simple.
Prevent letting baked products sit in the pan as long. Allow them to cool then remove the item from the pan so that they don’t stick……a far better baking hint. I love to wash my pans after they’ve cooled. If the pan is still hot once you attempt to wash it in cold water you may get warping when the metal is on the thin side. I don’t have that issue with my Wilton pans, but I did before I converted.
I really don’t place my alloy pans in the dishwasher. Aluminum that’s been placed in the dishwasher can discolor. It is still useable but not always as attractive as it had been before its vulnerability to dishwashing detergent which could be powerful and abrasive. Silicone multi strand pans and muffin pans can go in the dishwasher. I attempt to make sure most of the crumbs are eliminated prior to loading in the dishwasher. I’m also careful not to bang my pans on the stove or counter tops.
Make certain your pans are totally dry prior to storage. To conserve space in your kitchen, do what I do….stack all cookie sheets and cookie pans. Smaller ones fit indoors or at the top the larger ones. Depending on the type of bakeware you have, some rounds, squares, and 13 x 9 pans will stack inside the others while the straight sided variations stack but not within each other. This may sound funny but I put my Dimensions throw aluminum pans in pillowcases on shelves out in the garage. They stay dust free and if my husband puts something along with them, they’re protected.
I try to take good care of my baking pans because I know if I do, they will last me a lengthy time.