Any baker knows the horrors of pulling out a tray of cookies only to discover the worst has happened... they've stuck to the tray. Lucky for us all, there's a handy solution that involves neither scrubbing off baking spray nor tossing out sheet after sheet of parchment paper. Welcome to the world of silicone baking mats - you'll never go back.
You can't go wrong with our top pick, the Silpat mat. Not only can it turn any surface into a nonstick surface, but it also wins style points thanks to a rustic design. You can opt for a medium, half sheet, or jelly roll sized mat, and all are freezer, microwave, and oven-safe.
Not only is this AmazonBasics set a budget buy, but it's also a great value, because you'll get two baking mats for under $10. The mats are oven-safe up to 480 degrees, and fit half sheet pans. Clean-up is also a breeze—wash and let dry, or pop in the dishwasher!
If you want to grab mats for all your baking pans in one go, this Kitzini set is a definite win. You'll get four baking mats in a variety of colors, so you can color code to your food type or pan. These are oven-safe up to 450 degrees, and are dishwasher safe.
You probably aren't going to want to replace your baking mats often, so make sure you're getting the most durable ones you can. These MIU mats are double woven and feature coated fiberglass, making them 30-40% thicker than standard mats. They're even oven-safe up to 480 degrees!
This baking mat wears many hats—it's a baking mat, dough rolling mat, pizza mat, and pie crust mat all in one, plus so much more! If you don't have a lot of storage space, or just want to condense your kitchen tools, this is a must. It even rolls up for more compact storage.
Oven safe up to 480 degrees, this super durable set of two is ideal for making any baking sheet nonstick. Even better, the food safe material helps maximize heat distribution, so no more uneven burnt spots!
At 13 inches wide by 18 inches long, this baking mat is perfect not only for as many cookies or buns as you can fit on one tray, it's large enough for homemade pizzas as well.
For those of us perfecting our choux pastry or macaron skills (an endless endeavor), these pre-printed template baking mats give you an easy guide as you pipe your mixture onto the tray.
The truly experienced bakers (or even the very dedicated beginner ones)need some variety. From the large pie crust template mat down to the small, circular, personal pizza-sized one, this set has everything covered.
We love this set for beginner bakers who are building up their set of supplies. Two small mats, two large mats, a small rubber spatula, and a small pastry brush are all great picks to get you started, and all for under $20.