The Silicone BasixBaking Mats by GetBackToBasix.com perform exactly as they are described, and they are FANTASTIC! There’s really no downside – they save on money, cleaning, time, effort, and might even be healthier since you aren’t using additional oil, butter, or non-stick sprays on your pans. No need to purchase parchment paper or foil to line pans either. The mats protect baking sheets and pans, which minimizes mess, eliminates scrubbing, and decreases general wear-and-tear. In case you haven’t used silicone mats for cooking before, the silicone does NOT affect the flavor of the food that is baked on them. Also, the smell and flavor of the food does not get absorbed into the mats. Another great feature is that the food is very easily removed from the mat after being baked – no scraping or peeling food off the mat or pan! The mats are easily cleaned with warm water, soap, and air-dried; or they can be put on the top rack of the dishwasher. The mats are also non-stick and scratch resistant, and can be used in the microwave or freezer. And even though you can’t use the mat as a cutting board, you can still use it on counter tops for other things such as under hot pots and pans; to assemble sandwiches; or knead dough. The mats come with very simple bullet-point instructions for proper use and care. The Silicone Basix Baking Mats are extremely user-friendly. They are another welcome addition to my kitchen, and I highly recommend it for yours!