This is a fair price for an average product. Of course compared to Matfer or Silpat (which I also own) they lag in looks, quality and performance, but they also priced accordingly and I have no complaints there. Below is a run down as compared against "premium" brands: LOOKS: aesthetically these are cheaper looking than Silpat. They are cut crooked and are thicker. The coating is more rugged and not even. QUALITY: they're not as durable, but durable enough. I find that they're not as easily cleaned, and you have to keep up with it because slaking off once will result in semi-permanent stains. They do withhold cleaning with gentle scrubbers like dobie sponge pretty well. They must be stored either flat loosely wrapped. If not, the creases will set in permanently. PERFORMANCE: this one is a pleasant surprise because by the looks of them I didn't think they'd hold up as good (they have been in regular use for about half a year now). I used them in temperatures of up to 450F and there was no smell. Non-sticking quality is okay (just okay), but because surface is not as smooth as silpat or mafter they will transfer some texture on whatever you're baking on them and will cause some friction - nothing "slides" off, you have to "peel" it off. There was no smell when I first started using them. VERDICT: if they're on sale, it's a good value, and you will get what you pay for. They're not terrible, but not great either. Just a fair generic product with average performance.
These mats make life in the kitchen so much easier, whether baking cookies or catching boil-overs from a casserole. They are heavy and lie flat easily. Due to limited space I have to roll up my mats. Those of lesser quality tend to turn up around the edges, spilling cooking dough and distorting meringues. Would definitely recommend to others.
I have a clay cooking sheet that I normally use naked for my seasoned food. By adding the baking mat I get beautiful; cookies, meat and sweet treat pies, as well as other baked goods, everytime I put them on my cooking tray to keep the savory seasoning from leeching into my sweet treats. Love this item.
Well worth buying. Used for cookie baking, along with fish too. Only complaint was the instructions say to use the side that is written on......neither side has any writing so that's always disappointing to receive a product that doesn't meet what the instructions tell you.