Silicone or metal muffin tin?

Which do you prefer?


This is a baking question. Someone relocated it to Entertainment and Music/polls, but I re-relocated it to Food/cooking. I’m asking because I’m about to buy a new muffin tin and I want to know whether people prefer metal or silicone.

Update 2:

I don’t like paper liners. They stick to the muffins.

18 Answers

  • denise
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
    Favorite Answer

    I prefer metal, but if I'd to use silicon I would put them on a tray [not on the oven shelf].

  • 4 weeks ago

    I had the uncoated metal ones which had gotten grimy and all banged up so I bought the new ones that are coated and it makes it easier to remove the baked items. I am not sure if there are any health hazards but at this point I am not concerned about such long term things. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes paper liners stick to the muffins. They are supposed to. It is one of the things that keeps muffins fresher.  The less of the muffin that is exposed to air the less of a chance for it to dry out. 

    But to answer...

    Silicone pans of any type tend to leave the baked good less brown and much softer. Almost damp in my experience.  So I lean to the metal muffin tins.

    Get a good quality, heavy duty one. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Silicone bake ware is heat-resistant and safe for the oven and freezer.The metal muffin is also good.It depends on your preference .

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Either does the work, silicone is easier to get, sometimes also easier to use so I use silicone. But metal is better.

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  • Aaron
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    I think that metal muffin tin is better ,because silicone tin may leak gas or bend out of shape if it is exposed to high temperature ,what's more ,in relative terms ,metal tin usually have a good airtightness  ,it ups to you to decide ,because some silicone will be in stable conditions if it comes in contact with high temperature ,

  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    I prefer a light color metal muffin pan.Dark metal pans tend to get overheated,and dry out the muffins.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Always metal. Silicone is a pain in the a$$. It is too wobbly.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Silicone is a waste of money and is better used to line the corners in a bathtub or for breast implants. Just use the dreaded 'paper liners'. 

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you are going to be using paper cases then buy metal

    .. and if you say that you aren't then buy silicone.

    You won't get a cooked muffin out of a metal tin without using paper cases.

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