Recently we’ve been working with bakeries of all sizes demonstrating the benefits of non-stick PTFE coatings when compared to traditional silicone paper.
Is silicone paper past its use by date? We certainly think so, and we’re not alone.
Every bakery we’ve spoken to has taken up a trial to see if non-stick coatings can improve their production line. And the results have been overwhelmingly positive as described in our recent silicone paper case study
We’ve compiled the table below to show how silicone paper and non-stick coatings compare
|What to Consider||Silicone Paper||Non-Stick Coated Trays|
|Costs||Regular purchase of sundry expenses such as release oils, emulsions and grease-proof baking paper are required||Higher initial costs for coated trays but these have a much longer lifespan|
|Safety||Using oil in a bakery environment can cause slips, trips and falls as well as being a fire hazard||You can run a completely dry bakery which provides a safer working environment|
|Longevity||High wastage levels with silicone paper having to be thrown out when a product sticks to it||Can typically last for between 2,000 and 3,000 bake and release cycles|
|Quality||Spillage from products can cause black burnt-on residue to be transferred from the paper to the baked products||A cleaner bake with no product sticking to your trays|
|Production||Sticking products slow down your rate of production and cost you money||No production downtime and increased profitability through reduced wastage|
|Cleaning||Burnt on fillings can’t be cleaned from silicone paper||Any residue will fall off the non-stick coated trays so they can be used without manual cleaning|
|Reputation||Your customers and suppliers don’t want products with burnt bits. They expect perfection every time||Non-stick coatings allow you to produce and sell your products at their very best which will keep existing customers and attract new ones|