Thursday, January 27, 2011

Silicone Baking Mat by Progressive: Review and Giveaway!!

This awesome silicone baking mat is made by progressive and sold by reuseit.com.  Reuseit.com generously donated two of these to ADM--one for me to test/try and review, and the other to giveaway!  So, now that I'm up to 100 total followers, I'm giving it away!!!  Check out the details below for that.

I have tested this baking mat for the last week and a half.  I have used it for baking:  cookies, bread, rolls and more.  This mat is supposed to replace waxed paper and parchment paper.  It does a great job of that, and it makes life so much easier....  You may have been noticing it in recent pictures on my blog like below, and I've also tested it off camera.  
Bagels...

Chocolate Crescents...

French Bread...
The baking mat also is a great way to not have to grease your baking sheets.  (So you also save on some calories! :)  Although, when you get the mat you should wash it before your first use and also lightly spray it with cooking spray the first time.   This just ensures that food won't stick to it.  :)  You only have to spray it that once though, and everything comes off so easily!  You can also use this mat as a nonstick surface for kneading dough, although I haven't tried that yet.
The mat's packaging states that it is heat resistant up to 600 degrees, and I certainly believe that!  I used it in my oven up to about 400 degrees, and then under the broiler for cheesy garlic toast as well!  (My broiler doesn't have a temp on it...but I think it's around 550 degrees.)  It did just fine under all those conditions!  The silicone is very flexible yet durable too.  Another great thing about this mat is that it is super easy to clean.  You can either wash it by hand or in the dishwasher!  So, that makes clean up a breeze huh?
I'm not gonna lie, I was somewhat skeptical about these mats before I tried it.  But now, I'm a believer.  It's great.  It makes baking easier in two ways:  prep and clean up!  So, I definitely recommend this baking mat to anyone who bakes anything from bread to cookies!  :)  Thanks reuseit!!!  Now on to the giveaway....

As I mentioned before, reuseit generously gave me two of these so I could have one to test, and one to giveaway!  There will be four possible ways to enter, so read the full guidelines below and good luck!  :)  This is a great, I mean great product and I know you all would love it! 

Here are the rules for the giveaway:
~You must be a US resident and live in the continental US.
~You must leave an email address or blog address, so I can get in touch with the winner!
~You may enter up to 4 (four) times as detailed below.
~You may enter until 2/1/11 at 12pm (noon) Mountain Standard Time.
~Winner will be chosen at random and announced in the afternoon of 2/1/11.  

How to enter the giveaway for the Progressive Silicone Baking Mat (donated by reuseit.com):

Answer the following question in a comment at the bottom of this blog post.
"What are you most excited about baking on this mat?"


Additional entries to the giveaway:
1.  "Like" ADM on facebook, then leave another comment below saying so.  (if you already do, just say so in an additional comment below!) 
2.  Visit reuseit.com and check it out, then leave another comment below telling me about something cool you found.
3.  Either share this giveaway on facebook, twitter or your blog, then leave another comment below.

"What are you gonna do with all that trash?  Recycle it!  Recycle it!"  Recycle it, Michael Mish
My Aunt D and Uncle D gave me "A Kid's Eyeview of the Environment" by Michael Mish when I was child, and I just loved it.  I'd listen to that tape all the time.  And lately, it's been in my head again....so this was a fitting post to stick those lyrics on!  :)

41 comments:

  1. I just shared this on my blog. j2journey.blogspot.com

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  2. Ease of cleaning.

    withasonginmyheart.wordpress.com

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  3. I just started making crackers for my boys, so the one thing I am most excited about making is graham crackers on MY new baking mat. :)

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  4. On http://www.reuseit.com/, one thing I really thought was an awesome idea was the glass and stainless steel straws. Way cool

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  5. I not only shared your site, but am begging my sister to like your page too so she can see all your awesome ideas. :)

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  6. Since I forgot to post a way for you to tell me if I won...
    a FB message would be great. :)
    facebook.com/NadineCarter05

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  7. Great giveaway!!! I think it would be so handy for cookies, etc. so they don't stick to the pan.

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  8. I am thrilled at the concept of no more parchment or wax paper!

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  9. I am already a follower on FB :)

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  10. I love love reuseit.com and am heading back there to buy some of the clearance pet two handled totes and the bamboo bags. I love them both and want more! I may even pick up a few hemp bags.

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  11. I love reuseit.com!! I especially like the reusable sandwich and snack bags.

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  12. I posted your giveaway on my blog. :)

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  13. Cookies and breads....may even see how it does with pizza dough.

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  14. I am digging the Skoy Paper towel replacements

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  15. I would love to make chocolate chip cookies on this mat!

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  16. I like the Innate MC2 Stainless Steel Food Containers...so cool looking.

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  17. Parmesan crisps. Hoow can you go wrong with a cracker totally made of cheese? :)

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  18. I love the Laptop Lunch kits over at reuseit.com. Makes me remember to add variety to my kindergartener's lunch.

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  19. I would live to try to bake my gluten free breads ad goodies on it. We bake fresh bread every week and I always feel bad at the amount of parchment paper we throw away.

    I love reuseit's Ad Bag and the workhorse 1500. We use them all the time.

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  20. I would love to try this for baking cookies and cinnamon rolls (YUM!)

    Jenny (wildflowr_04 at hotmail dot com)

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  21. Oh, and I've visited reuseit.com several times! I love that site. I've ordered many things that I love, particularly their Earth Tote reusable shopping bags. :)

    Jenny (wildflowr_04 at hotmail dot com)

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  22. I would love to try this mat with my healthy cookie recipe! Bet it would work awesome!!!

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  23. I'm a follower on facebook. Just "liked" your page!

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  24. I love reuseit.com One cool thing I saw was GoToob! Just what I was looking for!!!

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  25. Liked on Facebook!

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  26. shared on Facebook!

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  27. Went to the Reusit website. I like the idea of the reusable cotton lunch bag that says "I'm not a paper bag" It's a great way to save money and not waste all those paper bags!

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  28. I'm excited to bake home made fortune cookies on this baking mat! My daughter and I like to bake things together, and last time I used a baking sheet, it was a bit messy.

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  29. I would make Kolaches with this mat.

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  30. I love the stainless steel straws on reuseit

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  31. i shared the giveaway on my FB page

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  32. I liked you and shared on FB.

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  33. I like you now.
    would love one of these so i don't have to use parchment!

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  34. I'm now following you on Facebook.

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  35. I'd love to cook my oatmeal scotchies (oatmeal and butterscotch cookies) using this mat. Plus it's blue and easy to clean. What's not to love?!

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  36. I love the reusable shopping bags that you have posted on here. Where did you find them? Do you remember how much they cost? Thanks!

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