A couple of weeks, Kleeneze kindly sent a few exciting freebie kitchen goodies to test and review; I get cheap thrills bringing home new cooking gadgets (usually after trying to convince myself I don’t really have the space). I’m the kind of girl who finds enjoyment in baking catalogs as bed time reading. Poor fiance(!)
And getting to Mr Tastefully Vikkie, one of his pet peeves is when I forget to line our roasting tins with tin foil (yes, Manana, Manana), so when this Kleeneze Pyramid Mat arrived on my doorstep, my problem was solved, easy cleaning and less ear ache (although I’ve suddenly realised I think I’ve been using it upside down. D’oh!)
It’s a silicone waffle-like liner where the fat just trickles in to the reservoirs and doesn’t come in to contact with the pan, preventing the risk of burning. I love how flexible it is to mold around my different shaped roasting tins, rolls up nicely to store and easy to fling in the dishwasher, (side note: it ideally needs to be laid flat for an efficient clean. Generally I avoid hand washing any silicone as it can be a devil to remove oil but haven’t had this problem).
I’ve been mostly using it in my roasting tin with a fitted rack, such as bacon and sausgaes (I like my meat lean, my fiance not so much), but you might have to think again when you’re dealing with say a large roast pork joint with plenty of crackling (again for fiance) as ours sadly overflowed. It’s also less messy to leave any fat to set before cleaning. The chore of peeling off fatty tinfoil from the bottoms is pretty gross and wasteful, so I’ll take anything to make my life easier. What is your favourite kitchen gadget that cuts your time in half? Let me know below!
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