“ Brand: Tefal / Product Type: Foil / Sheet „
This Teflon Liner is something that I wouldn't have ever thought to buy for myself, but having been given one, I really do approve of it and have found it extremely useful.
This is a black sheet to look at, and is in reality a liner made of Teflon which is designed to be used on baking trays and other surfaces which aren't non-stick to convert them into a non-stick surface when you're cooking. It's approx 35x40cm in size, and can be cut to fit shaped containers if you desire (I've cut mine in to two pieces to sit inside two baking trays).
Cost & Availability:
I have to say I don't know where mine was bought - it was after all a gift, but I've since seen them in some of the larger supermarkets as well as in places like John Lewis that have decent kitchenware sections. They're also available online in a number of stores such as Amazon and Lakeland. Price seems a bit variable to be honest, Amazon has these at around a fiver, but I've seen them a good chunk higher in other places the worst being £13 in a local kitchenware shop which seems to be horribly expensive for most things to be honest.
As I said initially, this isn't a product I'd have gone out to buy for myself, so when I was first given it, it did sit in the cupboard for rather a long time before I decided to use it. The first time I used it was to line a roasting dish which had lost its non-stick coating in places and which I was on the verge of throwing away when my husband suggested I try this liner in it. Since then, I've used it to lay on a variety of baking trays when cooking things to make it easier to lift items off them at the end of the cooking time.
Despite not being very enamoured with the whole idea of this and thinking of it initially as quite a waste of money, I have to say overall, my impressions about the usability of these Teflon sheets is pretty good now. A good example is baking cookies. When I've done this in the past, I've always had to grease the baking sheet first, and then even when I've done this, there's a good chance that one or two of the cookies won't slide off nice and cleanly at the end. With this Teflon sheet, there's absolutely no need to grease anything, and the cookies just lift off without any hassle at all. I've baked using this, cooked pork chops in the oven on it, and even roasted a joint on it once or twice.
When the items I've cooked are done, the tray beneath the sheet is still virtually clean, and the sheet itself just looks a bit greasy and can be wiped over with a cloth and some regular washing up water. It's dead simple, and very convenient especially when baking large batches of cookies when I'm trying to turn round the trays as fast as possible.
A few other notes:
One thing I found really interesting is how fast this seems to cool down. You can pretty much take it out of the oven and handle it straight away, and although it's not cold to the touch, it's certainly not going to burn you like a metal tray will.
I did notice on the box of mine it says that it can't/shouldn't be used above gas mark 9/260 degrees, but then I can't recall ever having cooked anything on gas mark 9 so I somehow doubt I'll ever have a problem there, but I'd be interested to know what happens to it if it does reach this high temperature.
It also comes with a 5 year guarantee which I have to say I approve of, mine is now about 3 years old, but I didn't use it for the first 9 or 10 months, so it's doing pretty well. I would expect with a guarantee like that, it could be expected to last at least that long however, and probably longer as in my experience kitchen products with long guarantees on them generally do.
Would I recommend this - well despite my reticence initially yes, I would. It saves a lot of time, and a lot of scrubbing to get things clean, and even though it doesn't sound initially very environmentally friendly which is something I always like to consider, I reckon it can't be that bad if it saves me having to use up extra cleaning products, hot water, and sponges/brushes/scrubbers to get trays and things clean after stuff has stuck.
Get non-stick for your non-stick items.
Cooking with a Teflon cooking sheet is very easy and makes non-stick cooking really easy. You know how it goes, you have non-stick trays but after a few years they start to lose their special coating however you don't want to get rid of them because they are handy and fit your oven, etc, etc. I have a great round pizza cooking tray that I love but the bottom of the pizza always sticks to them so I end up with half my pizza missing. This is why I invested in these cooking liners. They are basically big sheets that have a teflon non stick coating on. They are flexible and not rigid like a tray but are still very strong and don't ever rip or tear. They come in a big rectangle size but I found that I could cut them so I actually made one to the shape of my pizza tray and had it specifically for this cooking item. The size of each of them is listed as 33 x 40cm which is quite large.
The tray performs perfectly. Everything comes off of it, the non stick is brilliant and when it comes to washing it, it cleans perfectly, ready to be used the next time around. Both sides of this sheet are non stick so it doesn't matter what side you use which is nice. You can use these in both your oven and microwave and I also use them to make chocolate covered strawberries which I place on the tray and cool in the fridge. What's great is that when you pull this liner out of the oven it is cool to touch so no more burnt hands when you try to take your food off of it but you do still need to be careful with the tray underneath!
I think this is also a great product for the environment too. In the past I have just used either silver foil or grease proof paper and then thrown it out afterwards so having a product that you can use again and again and not have to throw out is really good in my opinion. These sheets can be used again and again and come with a 5 year guarantee which definitely give you good peace of mind.
I bought mine in Sainsburys for about £3.99 if I remember correctly.
==Teflon Cooking Liner==
I do like to cook and a lot of the time I am quite messy when I do so and one of the things I hate doing when it comes to cooking is clearing up after myself. I had never heard of Teflon sheet s before my mother had bought me one from Morrison's as they were selling them in bags hung up down the side of the isles and after her having bought me one and it going down a treat I decided on getting myself another couple to use on all my cooking trays.
For £2 Morrison's were selling these good sized sheets which fit perfectly in the Tefal baking trays that I have and the idea behind them is that they are an easier way to keep your trays clean and they are generally super easy to clean.
The look of these sheets doesn't give away how great they are because they only look like a black sheet of sort of grease proof paper but the material they are made of is actually super non-stick which means they are super easy to clean. Once you have lined your baking tray with the sheet you can literally use the baking tray in the same way you would normally. You can cook your pizza on top of it, you can do your chips and anything else you would usually use on your tray.
After cooking the sheet can then easily be removed from the tray and cleaned. This is often really not necessary and I could use my sheet a few times with the less messy items such as chips without it needing a clean. However if I have cooked a pizza on the sheet it will most definitely need a clean but this is never as much hassle as it would be had I note lined my tray with this sheet as more often than not the baking trays will need a good scrub out to properly clean them. This Teflon sheet however will only need a wipe off with a damp cloth and the food which seemed crusted on at the time will literally be brushed away. Pure genius.
The sheet is dishwasher safe but on the few occasions I have put it in the dishwasher I have found it gets too wet and not clean enough as the food will not be brushed away but just become wet and stick to the sheet. It is just as simple to hand clean the sheet.
Not only is the sheet oven safe and dishwasher safe but you can also put the sheet into the fridge or the freezer without it being damaged. I personally have never done this as the sheets I have tend to stay in my baking trays and only get removed when they need a good clean.
Another great reason for buying these sheets it that they come with a 5 years guarantee but really it is highly unlikely that you will need to use this as the sheets are highly durable and I have had mine for a good number of years now and they are still going strong and working brilliantly.
I have three sheets which are all the same size which is what I needed for my oven trays but these sheets are available in different sizes and shapes to suit a ton of different trays. Of course the material is only like a sheet of thick paper so if you bought a large one I doubt it would be difficult to cut down to the size you need to fit your tray perfectly.
All in all think nothing but a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation will do for this product as it is a great idea that works brilliantly.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.