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Cuina Nonstick Silicone Baking Mat

Can you really bake on these?

Yes. Professional bakers and pastry chefs throughout the world have been using silicone products to bake with since the 1960’s. Cuina Silicone Baking Mats can be used in temperatures up to 480°F. You can also use them for frozen recipes, because they tolerate extreme cold as well as extreme heat.

Can Cuina Silicone Baking Mats be stored bent or folded?

Cuina Silicone Baking Mats should be stored flat or rolled, rather than bent.

What are Cuina Silicone Baking Mats made of?

Cuina Silicone Baking Mats are made out of woven fiberglass mesh coated in the highest quality FDA approved food-grade silicone. The specially designed mesh works within the silicone to provide consistent heat distribution which promotes even baking and browning on your food.

What is Silicone?

Silicone is a formulation of inorganic rubbers made by linking silica atoms together. Silicone was developed for its superior reliability, long life, and extreme stability and adaptability to temperature.

Is it reusable?

Yes. When used and cared for properly, Cuina Silicone Baking Mats can have a life of up to three thousand times. Its life depends on proper maintenance and care.

How long does it take for the mat to be cool to the touch?

Your pan or cookie sheet will remain hot for quite a while, but once the Cuina Silicone Baking Mat is removed from the sheet or tray on which it rests, it will be cool to the touch in a matter of seconds.

Can I use it in the microwave?

Yes, you can! Just place your Cuina Silicone Baking Mat directly in the center of your microwave oven, on the turntable, or on a microwave-safe plate.

Can I use it in the refrigerator or freezer?

Yes, you can! You can place your Cuina Silicone Baking Mat directly in your refrigerator or freezer, even straight from the oven. This is a great way to cool hot foods as well as to create frozen treats.

Can I use knives or other sharp objects on the silicone mat?

Never use knives or sharp tools to clean, remove baked goods, or cut on the Cuina Silicone Baking Mat. Knives will cut the silicone, and your mat will become unusable. If you cut through your silicone baking mat with a knife, do not use it again, as fiberglass mesh particles could potentially get into your food.

Can I use it on the stove top?

No, do not use your Cuina Silicone Baking Mat on or over direct flame or direct heat like stove-top ranges or electric hot plates. Never use your silicone baking mat on the bottom floor of an oven, on a barbecue grill, or with a broiler.

Cuina Stainless Steel Garlic Press

Can you really use unpeeled cloves??

Yes! Even unpeeled cloves can be used in your Cuina Stainless Steel Garlic Press. For best results, clearing out the peel from the garlic chamber each time will allow the next clove to pass through the grate more easily.

Is there aluminum in this garlic press?

No. The Cuina Stainless Steel Garlic Press is just that, heavy-gauge stainless steel. There are no coatings, only high-grade steel.

Will the coating flake or peel off from dishwashing or metal-on-metal wear?

No! Cuina Stainless Steel Garlic Presses are made of hand-polished high-grade stainless steel and have no coating at all, so there’s nothing to flake off!

Will a lot of garlic be left behind in the garlic press and wasted?

The Cuina Stainless Steel Garlic Press extracts as much meat as possible from the garlic clove. To leave behind an even smaller minimum amount of garlic meat, we recommend either using peeled cloves, or slitting one side of each unpeeled clove with a knife and placing the slit side down in the garlic chamber. As always, crushing one clove at a time and removing any left over peel each time will prevent blocking the grate and reduce waste.

Will the Cuina garlic press smell like garlic after I use it?

No, stainless steel is an excellent odor-eliminator, and once washed with soap and warm water there should be no sign of garlic smell left over on your Cuina Stainless Steel Garlic Press.

Cuina Stainless Steel Can Opener

Will the Cuina can opener work on all can sizes?

The Cuina Stainless Steel Can Opener will easily open all standard size cans.

Will food get caught in the blade or gears?

During normal operation food will generally not get caught in the blade or gears, however, you should wash your can opener after each use.

Can you put it in a dishwasher?

You can use the top shelf of your dishwasher to clean the Cuina Stainless Steel Can Opener. However, for best results, we always recommend hand-washing kitchen gadgets.

It’s hard to turn the handle – am I doing something wrong?

You will be able to easily cut through any lid once the blade has a proper bite into the can. When you place your can opener on the edge of the can, squeeze the can opener’s handles until you feel the blade cut into the can lid. Usually this feels like a small “pop” into the can.

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