Product Description: COOKINA makes a line of reusable nonstick surfaces (papers, for lack of a better term, since they come in a roll) that can line baking sheets, roasting pans, the bottom of your oven, and can even be used with your grill and microwave. They are meant to be a reusable alternative to waxed paper, parchment paper and aluminum foil all-in-one to keep your oven and baking sheet pans clean and provide nonstick properties. We reviewed the COOKINA reusable cooking sheet called the COOKINA Cuisine Xtra.
What It Is Made Of: PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene), which is PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) free. PTFE is considered the preferred and safer coating to create a non-stick surface or fabric.
Size: 15.75-inches x 25.98-inches (2.84 square feet); 40 x 66 cm
Test Kitchen Overview: We received one COOKINA sheet for review. It is easy enough to figure it out. In my mind it is most like parchment paper in that it is a nonstick sheet and can be cut to fit whatever pan you are using or to fit the bottom of your oven. We used it to line a baking sheet for a batch of cookies, to line the oven bottom and to line a cake pan. It acted as a good non-stick surface in each instance.
Pros: Many home cooks and bakers like reusable products and these hold up well during repeated usage. They are also reversible, so you get double use. We lined the bottom of our oven with a sheet and deliberately over-stuffed a berry pie to see what would happen with a boil-over. Indeed, a sugary, sticky, fruity mess bubbled over from the pie plate onto the COOKINA and once the smoke cleared from the pie the COOKINA was indeed very easy to clean and our oven was spotless. The COOKINA is resistant to 500°F (260°C). Very easy to cut and washes up very easily. Used as a liner for a baking sheet pan, our cookies came up off of the COOKINA as though baked on a nonstick surface – even more so than parchment. Ditto with our cake, which unmolded beautifully. It also comes with a little ring so that it can stay rolled during storage.
Cons: We always have parchment paper around and find it a bit more versatile, so a COOKINA is not a necessity. Also, foil can be molded to fit around something, this cannot.
Suggested Use: I like being able to leave this as a liner on the bottom of my oven, which has never been cleaner with its use. The company recommends that you do not use sharp utensils, that it be hand-washed and discarded when foods begin to stick. That’s how you are supposed to tell if you need a new one.
Price at Time of Review: $14.99 + $4.99 shipping direct through COOKINA. Free shipping with two products or more. 15% discount with three products or more.
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