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Set off BOTH smoke alarms!,
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This review is from: Matfer 321005 Exopat 11-5/8-by-16-3/8-Inch Nonstick Baking Mat (Kitchen)I did some research before buying this as I have read pros and cons to the different brands. The pros for the Matfer are that it looks better (IMO), stores nicely, laid perfectly flat in the pan, and was easy to clean. I used it three times in a 350 oven with no problems. Last night I used it at 425 and it set off BOTH of my smoke detectors! NOTHING has ever set them both off...not even cleaning the stove! Here's the thing: there was no burning scent anywhere. Nada. I was so surprised when it set off the alarms and started running around trying to figure out the problem. Worse, this happened at about 8pm and I live in an apartment building. The alarms would NOT shut up. My crostada had only been in the oven a very short time, so 425 for a few minutes was enough to do it. I won't use this again in the oven...even if this seems fine at 350, the odorless chemicals that set off the alarms are not something I want to tamper with. Who knows what we are breathing in?
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Initial post: Nov 2, 2012 6:07:35 AM PDT
I doubt it was chemicals, more than likely the sudden rise in temperature when baking. I always have that problem in my apt when I bake at any temperature above 375 baking mat or no baking mat. The smoke alarm doesn't detect chemicals (unless its a carbon monoxide detector in one) the sudden rise in temp. makes my smoke alarms go off. These mats very safe and I've used mine for 10 years with zero problems.
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