The main points I consider when choosing a bakeware are: whether the material is safe, whether the heating is even, how the heat transfer is, whether it is easy to demould, and whether it is easy to clean.
At present, the main bakeware on the market are: silicone bakeware, glass bakeware, ceramic bakeware, aluminum alloy bakeware and carbon steel bakeware.
1. Silicone bakeware:
Excellent: Winning in appearance and color, plus non-stick and non-sticky, easy to clean, it has become the most popular bakeware material at present.
Lack: The biggest defect of silicone material is safety. Even if food silicone is used, silicone oil will be decomposed at high temperature, and silicone oil may contain phthalates, which are harmful to humans.
Summary: It is not recommended to purchase. If you need to choose carefully!
2. Glass baking tray:
Excellent: Face value, easy to clean.
Lack: high temperature resistance is average, and ordinary glass bakeware has the risk of producing lead.
Summary: It is recommended to choose a special brand. German WECK and Japanese Iwaki heat-resistant glass bakeware are both trustworthy.
3. Ceramic bakeware:
Excellent: The highest feature is the same as the glass bakeware, with high heat resistance, up to 800°C.
Lack: Ceramics will produce harmful substances after high temperature, and they are relatively heavy.
Summary: Choose a big brand. The gloss and color sense of Le Creuset in France are very good representatives.
4. Aluminum alloy bakeware:
Excellent: It is more popular with the public, with good thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance, and can be integrated into a single piece for easy cleaning. lack:
There are also concerns that aluminum ions will precipitate out of aluminum alloys during high-temperature baking, and excessive intake of aluminum elements can easily cause Alzheimer’s. But don’t worry, you can choose an aluminum alloy bakeware that has been treated with anodizing, the metal surface is relatively stable and safer.
Summary: It is recommended to buy, but the price is slightly higher. The Chifeng model of Japan’s Beiyin is a representative.
5. Carbon steel bakeware:
Excellent: Compared with aluminum alloy bakeware, carbon steel bakeware is safer. Corrosion resistance, easy cleaning and other aspects of performance are comparable to aluminum alloy.
Lack: Thermal conductivity is slightly inferior to aluminum alloy bakeware.
Summary: It is recommended to buy, the price is medium. The Italian Guardini carbon steel baking molds are unique in this regard.