There's nothing wrong with using old-school, disposable parchment paper on a baking sheet, and if you want to directly grease your baking pan, that's your prerogative. But a more sustainable, cleaner, non-stick option — and one that yields more consistent results — is the silicone baking mat. The silicone eliminates waste, and makes it easy to scrape off sticky toffee, caramel, and other candied ingredients. And because it lays perfectly flat on a baking tray (unlike parchment, which tends to crinkle and fold) your cookies, macarons, and other baked goods will come out of the oven more evenly-cooked and uniform. Silicone, as a material, also dissipates heat faster, which prevents burning and hastens cooling—meaning less time to wait to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Now that you're convinced, here are three of our favorites to try.