Why Choose GlideX
It’s a common misconception that weight is a sign of high-quality bakeware. But the reality is different: it’s the coating that counts.
Spray-coated non-stick tends to be imported, usually from the Far East. Many expensive brands spray-coat their bakeware, but the quality doesn’t reflect the price. Next time you choose to buy bakeware, look at the label to see where it’s been made.
Although it can be good for high sugar content baking as it releases food well, it’s not great for roasting or savouries. If you’re after a roasting pan, spray-coated non-stick, made in the Far East, just isn’t up to scratch. Tests show that food sticks to the pan and is difficult to clean off.
It’s not very efficient or environmentally friendly either: spray-coating produces a lot of waste and releases lots of particles into the atmosphere. Not to mention the increased carbon footprint as it travels from the Far East to the UK.
Roller-coated non-stick, on the other hand, is made in the UK and is great for baking and roasting. So if you have a big cake tin, there’s no reason you can’t roast a chicken in it too. It’s well worth the investment.
Properly cared for, GlideX non-stick lasts for much, much longer than spray-coated bakeware. It’s also available in a wider variety of thicknesses, shapes, colours and patterns, so it’s versatile.
And as far as saving the planet goes, roller-coated non-stick is the most environmentally friendly way to go.
You can feel the difference. Spray-coated bakeware often feels rough to the touch, with a ‘pimpled’ surface. Some of the flaws are visible. Roller-coated bakeware is perfectly smooth and uniform, often with a waxy feel to the surface. If you’re not sure of the quality, give it a rub.
The choice is yours
When you’re making your choice, remember what you’re looking for:
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Long lasting
- High quality
- Value for money
Other types of bakeware will meet some of these criteria. GlideX will meet all of them, and will do so for much longer.