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Met my needs - but not impressed overall
on June 10, 2014
After I bought the 12 cup version the company contacted me by email and asked if I would be willing to try the 24 cup at no additional cost, just be willing to give a fair review. That impressed me quite a bit. Really makes me feel like I got my money's worth that way.
I bought the 12 cup for my wife because she likes to bake and I've heard great things about them online & others. The muffins we made (bran muffins) didn't come out as easily as I had expected. But it wasn't difficult by any means, it was just comparable with removing them from a metal one.
I asked my wife if it was at least easier to clean. She had me do the dishes to let me decide myself (doh!). My conclusion: it depends. If you're wiping them out before stuff has crusted on, I'd say it's slightly more difficult to clean. But only because it is so flexible. The metal ones are easier to clean if stuff is still soft.
However, if things have already hardened - the silicone ones seem to clean a bit easier.
With the batch that we made last night, we noticed that the cooking time takes longer than with the metal ones.
We don't regret the purchase. The next time we buy a muffin pan, we'd probably just choose the one that costs less (between metal & silicone).