Because some silicone products incorporate fillers, the product may not be 100%. You can check if they’re potentially compromised by pulling or pinching. If the product contains fillers, it will turn white. And of course, you know what to do then. Just in case you don’t know, I’ll say it – don’t buy.Thankfully, mine was fine especially as I did the test at home, after the fact. those who’ve been before me. So now if I’m using the silicone pans, I’ll make sure I start by getting out an oven tray or rack, and laying them on it before I fill the cakes. One tick for metal, sniff, sniff for Silicone.
Storage and all the rest: Well, silicone tends to discolour a little bit, so does metal, Silicone could get pierced by sharp objects, which could potentially render it useless. I guess metal wouldn’t suffer the same fate. It may be scratched but it would take more than a knife to put it out of commission. Silicone also tends to be a bummer to store. But I also have issues fitting all my pans in my cupboard. So that’s a tie. In this category, slicone ends up with a 0.3 out of a total 1. Metal wins, hands down.Overall silicone wins – for me that is. You must make your choice. Try it. Make a mix, split it in two. Bake one in a silicone pan and the other in a metal pan. See what happens. You be the judge. For me, it is my favoured bake ware these days and with all the assurances of safety I will continue using it…. With as much caution as I can exercise. I forgot to mention that in addition to being oven safe, they are dishwasher safe, and freezer safe. And make great moulds for jellies…… Xenos, Action and other larger shops In the UK, I’ll bet you can find them at Asda, Tesco and the like and in the US, If Target doesn’t stock them or Walmart…. I’d be very suprised! References Cookware and bake ware on Wikipedia