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Mario Batali The Italian Kitchen Silicone Pastry Mat
Silicone nonstick work surface is great for dough and pasta. Recipes printed on the mat so you never need to find one. Convenient conversion charts at your tips
Silicone work mat for rolling and shaping dough, 16 by 24 inches
Materials are stain-proof and stick-resistant
Includes printed conversion charts and recipes for pizza and pasta dough
Rolls up or lies flat for storage
Safe in the dishwasher for easy cleanup
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42 of 43 found the following review helpful:
meh, just okMay 31, 2008
By D. Lynch
the most irritating thing about this mat is its permanent crease. upon further examination, you can even see it clearly in the photos on the product page. it has a persistent hump in the center, which sort of defeats the purpose of this item and makes it much more difficult to work with dough.
the ruler and circles are nice, but the mat (as mentioned in other reviews) does need to be floured every time, and since the hump won't go away, it makes it difficult to keep the central portion of your dough from sticking to the mat because the flour falls off to the sides.
mat is also extremely easy to cut, as i realized the first time i used it with a dull dough knife. oops.
save your bucks, the counter is far easier to clean. recipes are nice but surely not worth the investment.
36 of 40 found the following review helpful:
Inflated expectationsMar 30, 2008
By L. Evatt
After reading the glowing reviews about this mat, my expectations were probably too high. Now, I will continue using the mat while allowing for its limitations.
I still have to generously flour its surface just as I did my counter top when rolling out pizza dough. I don't flour it for ginger snaps but I have to very slowly and gently coax them off the mat because they try to stick - guess I will have to start flouring them also.
I can avoid the flour if I leave the dough on the mat and stick the whole thing in the oven. Having done this a couple of times, the mat is all stained and scorched looking, it will not wash off.
The large size is good for a rolling surface but when it comes time to wash it there is no longer any ease of handling. Yes, it can be washed but it is an aggravation.
I bought a smaller mat of a different brand to place between the rolling pin and the dough. It too has to be floured but works well because it keeps dough off the surface of my rolling pin.
Comparing price and effectiveness of the two, I would say that the Batali mat is sufficiently overpriced. The recipes printed on the mat are not worth the extra $5 [or even $2].
Yes, I will continue to use the mat. Yes, I will continue to grouse about the mess I create when I wash it. Yes, I agree that anyone who handles dough frequently should have one. Just don't expect this mat to make it hassle-free.
As mats go, maybe they all deserve 4 star ratings. This one gets 3 because of price, staining and the packaging crease down the middle that keeps it from laying flat.
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Love it!Aug 15, 2007
"Create with me"
I have two baking mats and this one is my favorite. It has a lot of heft and I like that weighty feel. The weight also keeps it from moving around on the counter. The circles are helpful for sizing dough properly. Easy to clean and store. It's dishwasher safe, but it's rather big and it's super easy to wash by hand.
15 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Quality, Quality QualityFeb 16, 2007
By T. Briggs
It is the perfect work mat. Great size. Great weight. I roll mine around my large wooden rolling pin and it doesn't need a rubberband or anything cause it is heavy enough to just work. I keep my pins and working mats rolled up on top of frig since I am always using them and this mat is the only one I have that doesn't require a little help staying rolled around the pin.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
love it!Dec 22, 2009
This mat works *really* well! :-) I have been wanting a good mat for several years but did not want to pay $40 or $50 for one. I decided to buy this one since (a) it is a good price and (b) it is a Mario Batali product. I'm not sure where the reviewer complaints come from. The mat is heavy weight, it is a good large size, it did not budge one little bit, and it did not need *any* flouring, even though I spent the entire day rolling out sticky cookie dough...to make 600 cut-out cookies. It does have a crease down the middle since it comes folded in half in a flat package, as mentioned by one of the reviewers, but it did not impact my ability to roll out dough on it - no affect to shape or performance. I have it rolled around my rolling pin now - don 't know if the crease will work itself out, but I don't really care if it doesn't since it doesn't seem to hurt anything. Thank you Mr. Batali!
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