Why Choose Non-Stick?
There are plenty of other types of bakeware out there. What makes non-stick so special?
Ceramic bakeware looks great. But it’s heavy stuff, particularly when it’s full of ingredients. And if you drop it, it’ll break. It takes longer to heat up and longer to cook food, so you’ll need to extend your cooking times a little. Plus, although it’s not a real chore to clean, it’s not non-stick and it needs seasoning before you use it.
Glass bakeware warms up quickly and holds its heat for longer, so you may need to adjust your cooking times. It’s relatively easy to clean and doesn’t stain – but it’s vulnerable to temperature changes. Like ceramic bakeware, it’s heavy and unwieldy and will break if dropped.
Plastic silicone bakeware is lightweight and great for high-sugar foods. It transfers all the heat to the ingredients, so you get nice, even cooking. But because it stops cooking the food immediately after it comes out of the oven, you don’t get the browning you need on your baked goods. Not all silicone bakeware is nonstick either; if it’s not, it’ll need greasing and it won’t be as easy to clean.
Uncoated metal bakeware is a great heat conductor and produces even cooking. But this quality also prevents proper browning, which gives cakes a nice crispy surface. And it can be a real chore to clean.
Non-stick bakeware cooks evenly reduce cooking times slightly and clean easily. GlideX non-stick bakeware does all this, with no reduction in performance, for years.