A Nonstick Bakeware Set for the Holidays
Who does not like to smell fresh baked cookies around the holidays? It is something about the aroma of butter and sugar that seems to make the already festive holidays even more enjoyable.
It is a tradition that mothers and grandmothers have continued through the years. The only thing that that is needed to continue this wonderful tradition is a few delectable recipes and a good bakeware set.
The number of items in a bakeware set will normally range from 3 to 6 pieces, although this amount might increase or decrease depending on a person's particular baking needs. However, a six piece bakeware set will normally include 2 round cake pans, a cookie sheet, a large rectangular cake pan, a muffin tin and a medium loaf pan.
These are perfect for baking tasty treats for the family. However, when doing traditional baking, items such as mixing bowls, spatula sets, measuring cups and a whisk will also be needed.
A bakeware set can be purchased in different materials such as aluminium, glass, ceramic, silicone and stainless steel. However, based upon holiday baking needs and the purposes of this article, nonstick bakeware sets will be discussed in particular. Before shopping around for a nonstick bakeware set, make a list of needed baking items.
For the purpose of baking holiday cookies, start with just a basic 3 piece or 6 piece nonstick bakeware set. Test out a few pieces first and then add on to the collection as time goes by.
However, most people come to the conclusion that for baking holiday cookies and cakes, a nonstick bakeware set is the way to go. But then again, if the advice of this article is acknowledged and a decision is made to purchase this type of bakeware set, there are a few things that one should know.
Nonstick bakeware is perfect for baking holiday cookies and cakes. This is because the coating is ideal for food that needs to be removed from the heat very quickly without leaving anything behind.
It would be heart wrenching if part of the gingerbread man was left lying on the cookie sheet. With a nonstick bakeware set, this will not be a problem. When it comes to using nonstick products, there are a few things that one should keep in mind.
First do not use metal or abrasive spoons or forks. These items will damage the surface of the bakeware and cause it to peel. Holiday cookies should contain snowflakes and not peeling flakes from the bakeware set.
Second do not use chemicals when washing. Just use hot water and basic soap. Stubborn foods should be soaked in hot water first and then washed with soap. However, make sure that all greasy foods are removed or the coating will start to lose its effectiveness.
Third make sure the bakeware has cooled before placing it into cold water. Quickly changing temperatures will cause a new nonstick bakeware set to warp and become out of shape.
Fourth use padding when storing a bakeware set. Remember that metals will scrape the surface of the bakeware. This is why padding such as a towel should be placed in the bottom during storage so that other pots and pans in the pantry cannot damage it.
All in all, nonstick surfaces are perfect for baking cookies, cakes and muffins. If the referenced tips are acknowledged, one could easily become a pro at baking with a new nonstick bakeware set in no time at all.