Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BrilliantChef Silicone Muffin and Cupcake Pan

Pretty much everything in my kitchen seems to be turning into silicone. Not really, but I have swapped a lot of products for their silicone versions. There are just so many benefits to using silicone.

- They don't rust.
- They are BPA-free.
- Easily remove food without inserting items or prying food out.
- No need to alter your cooking temperature.
- Food doesn't stick.
- They don't hurt when you drop them on your foot.
- They add color to the kitchen.
- Easy to clean.
- They heat quickly, and cool faster than your other pans.
- Kid-friendly. They bend without breaking. No glass shards in your foot.
- Lightweight for packing and moving.
- Easy to store.
- Dishwasher, oven, microwave, and freezer safe.
- They retain their shape.

So far, I have loved all of my silicone kitchen accessories. I haven't had issues with any of them. The muffin pan excites me the most though. I avoid making cupcakes and muffins because I hate cleaning up afterwards. Plus, I have a tendency of getting them stuck in the pan.

Not anymore!

The silicone muffin and cupcake pan made by BrilliantChef is just that - brilliant. It is so convenient and easy to use. It really does live up to its promise. I had my doubts and hesitations, but it has worked wonderfully.

If you plan on using a recipe with a liquid batter then I do suggest placing a metal tray underneath before you start (cooling rack, cookie sheet, etc.). I made that mistake. The pans are flimsy. Normal cake batter worked just fine though. The recipe I made required me to fill the cups completely. Oops.

I love this pan. I cannot tell you how easy it is to use. My muffins and cupcakes slipped right out of the pan. I didn't even have to flip it upside down. Normally I have to shimmy a plastic knife around the edges before flipping it over. I just used my fingers to pull them right out. They didn't stick at all. They didn't pull apart or tear. I was so thrilled. I even made muffins with an egg coating that came out flawlessly.

I don't have a dishwasher and so I wasn't able to test that part. But it was super easy to wash by hand. It took just a couple of minutes to clean. It was way easier to remove cooked on batter from my silicone pan than my old metal pans.

Plus, the silicone spatula and basting brush were awesome bonuses. They have come in handy on multiple occasions. The spatula works great to get every drop out of your mixing bowl. I didn't initially like the brush though. I remember looking at it and laughing with my husband because the spindles were so sparse. I didn't think that it would work. It did though! I have used it to make garlic bread, spreading sauces, and covering food with egg mixtures. It works great! I think it is because of the pocket in the center. It helps to hold more liquid and spread it easier. Since there aren't as many spindles squashed together it is easier to clean. You can actually clean it better than your stiff brushes. I love it. The cupcake paper cups are adorable and perfect for Valentine's Day or an Anniversary.

If you would like to try the Quinoa Muffins I made for this review then go HERE.
P.S. I made them wrong because the lady who "altered" it for her blog and submitted it to Pinterest changed a step. Dang bloggers. JkJk. But the REAL recipe can be found HERE.

If you would like to get your own BrilliantChef Silicone Muffin and Cupcake Pan then click HERE

I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest trial and review. These are my personal opinions and experiences. Thanks for reading!

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