Sunday, June 8, 2014

California Kitchenware White Silicone Baking Molds Review


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 
I got these awesome baking molds that I want to share with all of you today from California Kitchen and they are called the Butterfield Cupcake Molds and are made of silicone. No more mess! I have to admit I have gotten rather lazy and don't like using products that make staying in the kitchen a habit, so these are perfect for me!
 

Main Features:

 
  • Set of 12 baking cups measuring 2"x3"x1.5" in pristine white.
  • No muffin pan necessary; place directly on cookie sheet when baking cake, breakfast muffins, etc.
  • Freezer, microwave, oven safe (up to 500 degrees F) top rack dishwasher safe or hand wash
  • Non-stick food-grade silicone is fun for kids but uncompromising in performance
  • Premium packaging makes a great gift

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    If you need to know the sizes of these cups in case you have an oddball muffin pan:
     
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Item model number: CKW-Butterfield-??

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    As you can see they hold up rather well all on their own and the depth of each cup is perfect to make a really good sized muffin. My husband loves Blueberry Muffins and we have them quite often. I load them up with the biggest fresh blueberries I can find and the mix always runs over the cups, but they didn't with these!

     
    Per California Kitchen: The Pristine white silicone cups are made to be used in the oven up to 500 degrees F, but can also be used in the freezer or microwave. The food-grade, non-stick silicone is fun for kids but uncompromising in performance. The 2"x3"x1-1/2" cups fit in the spaces of standard metal or glass muffin pans, or they can be placed individually on a flat cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan.
     
    Which is why I took a picture of them standing alone by themselves without the muffin pan so you can see hold solid and how great they are. They really can be used on a cookie sheet if you don't have a muffin pan! I really like that concept because let's face it, there are a lot of young people out there starting out in their first home or apartment and they have to cut corners somehow. What's the sense in buying a cookie sheet and a muffin pan if you don't have to?
     
     
    These awesome molds can even hold gelatin molds! I am not that crazy about jello but if you are or have to eat it for health issues, this can solve a lot of problems. Instead of making one big one and maybe having to throw some out, you can make just what you need for a few days or a week and store them. Life is so much easier when you have options and that is what I love the best about California Kitchen, it gives me options!
     
    By the way, you can wash these by hand or put them in the dishwasher. Just make sure to put them on the top rack. Since they are so lightweight, they will bounce off the bottom and be all over your dishwasher. Just ask my husband. He did it, not me!
     
    Also, check out this awesome Carrot Cake Recipe that they made into muffins. If you love Carrot Cake like I do, this one is really good!
     
    About California Kitchen:
    California Kitchenware was started in 2013 by a couple that didn’t exactly love to cook.  ”Wait a second, what?”, you say.  That’s right, Ryan and Brighton Judy loved a home-cooked meal, but just didn’t like to spend hours in the kitchen slaving over a dish that would take approximately 10 minutes to eat.  With Brighton’s busy schedule as a teacher in Santa Barbara, and Ryan’s work in business development, the two were constantly on the go with little time to spare. 
    One evening, after a wonderful store-bought Trader Joes meal, the Judy’s were discussing the reasons why cooking often seemed difficult with their lifestyle.  Some comments like, “preparing from scratch is probably a lot more expensive anyway than going out!”, or “the cleanup every night just takes toooo long!”, or “we don’t have the right tools to make that well, or store it later on” drifted through the conversation. After enough of these excuses were brought forth, Ryan and Brighton hit on what seemed like possible solutions.  ”Let’s make little breakfast muffins on a Sunday and eat them the entire week!”, “Let’s find bakeware that doesn’t take a lot of cleanup!”, “Let’s freeze some of the common base ingredients and use them whenever we need!”   
    They immediately realized that much of the process of cooking could be made easier and fit their lifestyles with the right tools.  They knew that silicone kitchenware held a lot of the characteristics they sought to bring to their own kitchen, and this is how California Kitchenware was born.
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    Connect with California Kitchen:
     
    Mailing Address:
    3463 State St. #385
    Santa Barbara, Ca 93105
    Email:  info@californiakitchenware.com
    Phone: (805) 620-7184
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