Can I purchase baking dishes at Spotlight?
Yes, you can. At Spotlight, we have just about all of the baking trays that any chef could possibly desire. From a huge roaster that would be ideal for slow cooking a melt in your mouth rack of BBQ ribs to a Loaf Pan which will hold your freshly baked bread as it rises in the oven. At Spotlight, we have so many types, sizes and shapes of baking dishes to choose from in our fabulous selection, and all available now at Spotlight’s fabulously low prices.
Which baking dish would be the right choice for me?
Well, that is down to personal preference really and what you plan on cooking. At Spotlight, we have all the baking dishes and trays that you could ever want, and each of them will assist you in cooking fine cuisine suitable for any top restaurant. If you are not sure which one of our fabulous baking dishes is right for you, one of the most important things to consider in relation to your desired dish is the material itself. Check out our breakdown below for further information.
Glass: Glass is presentable and a great way to cook things like casseroles, sheet cakes or lasagne although it does take slightly longer to heat up than metal. Glass dishes are particularly good for baking foods such as cakes as they will maintain an even heat for longer. So whether you are making cottage pie or sausage casserole, you are sure to find the right baking dish in this selection.
Terracotta: Terracotta is ideal for long slow cooking over low heat, and it can be suitable for cooking a range of different delights. Terracotta distributes heat evenly and can be used to serve right from the stove and straight onto the table. Finally, these baking dishes are particularly good for making bread or pizza, as the nature of the material will help to create the perfect crispy crust.
Metal: Metal trays heat up and cool down quickly making it great for cooking food that you expect to be firm and crisped up perfectly. They are great for baking cookies or biscuits, bread or pies, or even for roasting meat for the family dinner. You should always use metal trays in direct high-cooking situations, as this can cause glass to shatter. Metal is considered to be slightly more versatile, and we have a wide selection of metal baking dishes available.
Silicone: Silicone baking dishes have grown in increasing popularity in recent years, they tend to heat quickly and evenly. With no need for any non-stick sprays or oils, they can also be a healthier option. You will easily be able to pop out those delicious muffins, still warm from the oven, with less mess and breakage. Plus they are dishwasher safe, just pop them in the machine, and they will be ready to use again.
Do you have any tips for cleaning baking dishes?
Cleaning baking dishes can be a bit of a chore, particularly when there are stubborn leftovers burnt-on. Soak the tray in hot water and use good-quality dishwashing detergent. If you are still struggling to remove the food, bicarbonate of soda works as an excellent all-natural way of cleaning dishes. Check the care information on each product to see whether the item is dishwasher safe. If the baking dish that you have chosen is non-stick, do not use metal wool or brushes as this can affect the non-stick layer on the pan and reduce its performance. If you are using terracotta, due its porous nature, it is not recommend that you use soaps or detergent. You should soak your pot in hot water regularly as the will evaporate slowly from the dish during the cooking process.