Tips on How to Buy Baking Racks and Trays
Most often times you’ll find baking racks and trays in any kitchen. With the continued development of technology, it is not surprising that there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing baking racks and trays depending on the material as well as the amount of product variations. Different types of baking require a specific kind of product. If you have no idea what to choose then this guide will help you along. First, let us dive into the history of baking to know more about its background. Baking was said to be discovered when our ancestors decided to heat their food using hot rocks which is more than thousands of years ago.
There is evidence that shows as early as 2500 B.C., Egyptians were already knowledgeable of the power of bread baking, a skill which they must have learned from the Babylonians. The Greeks, on the other hand, knows how to make tarts and flans as early as 400 B.C. but the baking trays they used back then are different from the ones we know of now. The Roman Empire has high regards to baking thus its influence spread all over Europe where the discovery of many baking accessories started. Here are some things to consider before purchasing your baking racks and trays:
- Material. Trays that are used for baking are usually made out of different kinds of materials. It is important that you know what the tray will be baking before choosing the kind of materials suitable for it. If you are not sure, ask someone who have bought a similar product before or search online for product reviews to know more about the product. The most common material for trays is metal. The metal material used can either be tinned steel, aluminum or carbon steel. Non-stick coated metal trays are common, this makes sure that food doesn’t stick onto the tray and help make cleaning easier. There trays that are equipped with copper bottom just like hob top pans. It serves the purpose of spreading the heat in an even manner as fast as possible into the bottom of the tray. Glass trays are not as common as metal and it is usually made out of tempered glass because it is the safest type of glass material. According to users who are inclined to using glass trays, heat are evenly distributed thus food is evenly cooked. The latest material in trays is silicone and it is durable and is more temperature resistant compared to metal ones. These usually come in many colors, they are flexible, can be used inside the microwave and easier to clean up.
- Shapes and sizes. There are different shapes of baking racks and trays such as rectangular, loaf pans, round, muffin tin trays, multiple part trays and pattern edge trays. Each is used depending on the purpose and the food to be cooked.
No matter what you choose, it is important to take great care of your baking racks and trays in order to maximize its lifetime without having to buy another one in the near future.