The BreadMat

(168 customer reviews)



Yes, you can make oval loaves with a round BreadMat. I do it all the time!

The v2, -L, and -C all feature a solid silicone border to strengthen the mat
The v2 is the same size as the Original BreadMat
The -L has longer handles
The -C is cut perfectly for The Challenger Bread Pan

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The BreadMat™ is a reusable parchment paper replacement.

Bake Better Bread

Stop Wasting Paper

Made using LFGB Platinum Silicone (The highest standard in food safe silicone testing)

Which one should you get? Sizing below based on popular vessels:

Vessel BreadMat Size
Lodge 4.5 Qt. Dutch Oven The BreadMat v2
Lodge 6 Qt. Dutch Oven -L or v2
Lodge 7 Qt. Dutch Oven The BreadMat-L
Field Company No 10 The BreadMat-L
Challenger Bread Pan The BreadMat-C
Lodge 3.2 Qt. Combo Cooker The BreadMat v2
Le Creuset Bread Oven The BreadMat v2

I cannot recommend the Lodge 5 Qt. Combo Cooker or the Lodge 5qt Dutch Oven as the diameter is too small and the uncoated rough interior can cause wear on the mat which can shorten its longevity. If you already own one of these, I recommend purchasing the Lodge 3.2 Qt. Combo Cooker and using the base of that (which perfectly fits The BreadMat) with the deeper side of the Combo Cooker or Dutch Oven as a lid.

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The BreadMat™ is a reusable parchment paper replacement. It is shaped to fit the majority of popular baking vessels.

Strong handles make moving bread in and out of a hot oven easier and safer than using parchment.

The unique patented design enhances heat distribution, evening color and reducing burns.

It is made from LFGB platinum food-safe silicone and is rated to 500F.

The BreadMat will reduce dark spots and encourage even baking on the bottom of your loaf, but if it still too dark after using The BreadMat, it is recommended to place a heavy baking sheet on the bottom rack of your oven to act as a heat shield to further reduce darkening and to protect your BreadMat from excessive heat.

* I can not longer ship the original BreadMat Internationally because of an issue with the packaging being an envelope and not a box. I can only ship the v2, the -L, and the -C internationally from now on.

Return Policy:
Since these are a food contact item, I cannot return opened BreadMats.

The BreadMat is manufactured in China

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 16 × 9 × .1 in
BreadMat Styles and Multi-Packs

v2 – 1 Pack, v2 – 2 Pack, -L (long handles) 1 pack, -L (long handles) 2 pack, -C (challenger) 1 pack, Original – 1 Pack, Original – 2 Pack

168 reviews for The BreadMat

  1. AG (verified owner)

    Finally no more paper cutting and waste each week. The bread sling is great, got the one with longer handles that fits perfectly in my Dutch oven. The bread still has a nice crust on the bottom and the sling is super easy to wash.

  2. Antoinette (verified owner)

    Love this bread mat! Fits perfectly in my bread cloche. The dough never sticks. My 875 gm oval loaf fits well on this and would probably work with a 1000 gm oval loaf, too.The bottom of the crust doesn’t burn. Easy clean up and storage. I store it rolled up in a qt. sized ziplock bag and it uncurls nicely. Considering getting the longer handled one, too.

  3. Gail (verified owner)

    The BreadMat is fantastic! I got the long handled version which fits perfectly inside my 5.5 qt. Le Creuset Dutch oven – the handles do stick out but they are thin and flexible enough that they don’t disturb the cover seal. It is a huge improvement over parchment paper in every respect – avoids the waste and trouble of cutting parchment paper each time, small and easy to store rolled-up, and (most important) my loaves have a more even and professional look thanks to the perfect fit and textured bottom. I found the customer service to be terrific as well – I messed up my original order and Mike was very helpful and patient in fixing it for me. I couldn’t be happier with my BreadMat and will recommend it to all my sourdough friends.

  4. Sue (verified owner)

    The mats are perfect! No more fighting to get the bread out of the pan or losing big chunks of crust to the bottom of the Dutch oven. Definitely worth the money!

  5. Lynda (verified owner)

    My favorite bread sling! I love the shorter handles that fit inside my Dutch oven. This helps get a good seal because my lid can fit tightly and my oven spring improved. There is a nice texture on the bottom of my loaves. They clean very easily. It is also a nice size which fits well in my 7 quart Dutch oven.

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