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The difference between silicone paper and tinfoil

Silicone paper and tinfoil are both heat resistant food wrapping papers, which look the same but actually have a slight difference.Before we know the difference between silicone paper and tinfoil, let’s understand the definition and application of silicone paper and tinfoil

Tin foil

A metallic paper coated or pasted with a silver-like film, mostly silvery white, which is actually aluminium foil. Foil, also known as aluminium foil or tinfoil in Hong Kong, is a tool made from flattened aluminium and is mainly used in kitchens for cooking, serving food or making materials that can be simply cleaned. Thousands of tonnes of aluminium foil are used around the world to protect and wrap food, toiletries and chemicals. Most aluminium foil is shiny on one side and matt on the other. Foil for food can be wrapped on both sides, but it is usually recommended to wrap it on the glossy side to improve heat transfer.

silicone paper and tinfoil

Most aluminium foil is shiny on one side and matt on the other. Aluminium foil for food can be wrapped on both sides and is usually recommended to be wrapped on the glossy side for better heat transfer. Aluminium foil is pressed from a block of aluminium using a tumbler, cut to the required length and width, then rolled, packaged and sold.

Silicone paper

silicone paper and tinfoil

A siliconised, high temperature resistant baking paper. The second layer is laminated and the third layer is silicone oil. Silicone paper is generally used in the food industry because of its high temperature, moisture and oil resistant properties. When making buns and other snacks, silicone paper can be used on the steamer to prevent the dough from sticking. When baking biscuits, place it on the baking tray to prevent them from sticking. A sheet of silicone paper can be reused 2-3 times.

Difference between silicone paper and tinfoil - difference in use

Silicone paper uses

  1.  It is used to prevent cakes from falling out of the mould when making cakes. Secondly, silicone paper is softer and can be used as an aid when rolling cakes, whereas tinfoil is a harder material and therefore cannot be used as a substitute for tinfoil in this case.
  2. Since aluminium foil cannot be microwaved, silicone paper must be used when microwaving is required.

Use of tinfoil

  1.  For use on baking trays. To save the trouble of cleaning the baking tray.
  2. When baking cakes and then cover with tin foil during baking, to prevent the surface from being over-coloured. Another advantage is that it can flatten the surface radiation of the cake and reduce the cracking phenomenon on the surface.
  3. Use when baking meat. It can be used when cuffing out the meat more tender and with sufficient moisture.

Difference between silicone paper and tinfoil --- Performance difference

Silicone paper

Silicone paper is a silicone-treated high-temperature resistant baking paper. When baking biscuits on a baking tray, textile biscuits stick together, less silicone paper and tinfoil performance and use of the difference between spilled grease, sticky on the baking tray is also better to clean. A sheet of silicon paper can be used 2 or 3 times over and over again. Of course, if the silicone paper becomes discoloured or has a lot of residue stuck to it, it needs to be replaced. When making cakes, you can cut the silicon paper to the right size and place it inside the cake mould to make it easier to unmould the finished product. It can also be used to prevent sticking when making buns and steamed buns.

Tin foil

Tin foil has a good heat conductivity and is airtight. When baking meat or vegetables, wrapping the ingredients in tinfoil will help to lock in the moisture and give the food a fresh and tender taste. It can also be used on the bottom of cakes to prevent them from sticking. For baking meat, tinfoil is also used to catch the grease and make it easier to clean the baking tray.

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