Silicone cooking mat just an attractive convenience for me
I agree with elpajaro's comment in another thread that a pastry mat is not a necessity and the most important ingredient is the cook.
CJ's comment: http://www.radiumforums.com/showthre...6131#post96131
elpajaro's comment: http://www.radiumforums.com/showthre...6138#post96138
The reason I'm interested in a mat is my sister-in-law, a very experienced cook, has used one for 5 years and likes it, the mat is very large, can easily be put down and picked up so counter top space is quickly available for reuse, and the one I seek, like hers, has a pattern of pie crust/tortilla/etc sizes built into the surface. I realize it's not going to make me a better cook. Just like the attractiveness of her mat and the convenience, that's all. Understand from an Amazon reviewer's comments on the one I'm interested in, I'll be able to bake on it, too, but no idea now if that's much of a plus. And I think for what I bake at one time, one mat will do. I will certainly try some of CJ's and elpajaro's excellent suggestions.
And, P.S., I'm making a reply not to be argumentative but hopefully just to inject some interesting liveliness into the forum. CJ's and elpajaro's comments were great and I hope anyone else will volunteer their experience, too. Great learning experience for me.
Last edited by Jim Lewis; 02-22-2011 at 02:27 PM.
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