Whether you're a pro at making pillowy Hokkaido milk bread and buttery croissants or a beginning baker who's just experimenting with from-scratch cookies, everyone could use a tool to avoid the floury, doughy messes that baking often makes. Thankfully, Amazon shoppers have found a solution that not only cuts down on cleanup time but can even improve the taste and texture of your projects.
Meet the Greenrain Extra-Large Silicone Pastry Mat. Made of a blend of flexible silicone and strong glass fibers, the mat keeps baking messes within its 24-inch by 32-inch frame, while also being easy to clean itself. Plus, its slick surface doesn't require constant flouring to keep dough from sticking as you roll and knead, making it less likely you'll pull tough baked goods out of the oven.
Shoppers love the Greenrain mat for its easy-clean design and durability, saying it's tough enough to wash in the top rack of the dishwasher. In fact, it has more than 8,600 perfect ratings, with many users calling the surface a "game changer" for making baked goods as well as pasta and noodles.
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To buy: Greenrain Extra-Large Silicone Pastry Mat, $19 at amazon.com
"For the initial test run, I used it to knead pasta dough," a reviewer said. "Anyone [who] has made pasta by hand knows that pasta dough requires time and serious elbow grease. This mat worked like a charm! The pasta didn't stick at all—I hardly needed to add any flour."
Others praise the mat for its nonslip bottom, with one writing, "It sticks like it's glued down but lifts easily for removal or repositioning."
It's also worth noting that the sturdy mat can withstand temperatures up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven and is freezer-friendly. And because baking requires a scientific-level of precision, reviewers appreciate the foolproof measurements and conversions printed directly on the mat. It has guides for pie and galette pastry and inch and centimeter markings for consistent-sized cookies, noodles, scones, and more.
If you're ready to skip sprinkling flour on the counter and cut down on cleanup time after baking, you can shop the Greenrain Extra-Large Silicone Pastry Mat for $19 on Amazon now.