LOS ANGELES, CA, August 9, 2014–Lekue prides themselves on being fun and yet practical and this 9 ½ inch by 8 ½ inch silicone red baking dish offers a nonstick solution to bakers everywhere.
The Lekue products are hit and miss. Some of them I have loved and found that they go above and beyond my expectations where others fall by the way side. This baking dish allows a home baker or a professional baker to use it without the use of nonstick spray. Knowing that others didn’t want to try this out on their own we felt we would test it for you, thus our test is warranted.
Test 1: Corn Bread
Step 1: The instructions recommend washing and drying, so we did.
Step 2: The instructions recommended that we use nonstick spray on the first use.
Step 3: We placed the pan on a cookie sheet and poured batter into the pan.
Step 4: We placed the entire thing into the oven.
Step 5: Removed the pan from the oven and let it cool on top of a towel on the counter.
Step 6: After it had cooled we flipped the pan over and removed the cornbread from the pan.
Test 2: Brownies
Step 1: We placed the pan on a cookie sheet and poured batter into the pan.
Step 2: We placed the entire thing into the oven.
Step 3: Removed the pan from the oven and let it cool on top of a towel on the counter.
Step 4: After it had cooled we flipped the pan over and sadly the first batch of brownies were so soft that they crumbled and cracked when we removed it from the pan.
Step 5: The second batch of brownies we learned our lesson so we carefully used both hands and a plate to remove the brownies from the pan carefully.
The cornbread was dense enough that it came out of the pan beautifully. The first batch of brownies came out a mess because they were so soft but the second batch was much better but only because we knew what we were up against.
First, it is a nonstick baking dish that doesn’t require spray
Second, a fun color.
Third, relatively easy to clean.
First, this baking dish requires you to place it on something to bake.
Second, it is difficult to store because it is soft and flimsy.
Third, you can’t slice in it.
Forth, what you’re baking must be somewhat firm or it could be difficult to get out with out breaking.
Overall Rating: 3/4 cup out of 1 cup. The Lekue square baking pan is a good baking dish for those who love baking and need an inexpensive non-stick pan. This product does exactly what it says it does.
Purchasing Info: The Lekue baking pans can be found on their website at lekueusa.com or at Sur la Table for $24.00.
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