Kitchen utensils today can be made of rubber, wood, plastic, glass, stainless steel and metals with non-stick coatings. The latest addition to this list is silicone coated or silicone kitchen utensils. They have become an important part of modern kitchens. Silicone is found in kitchen products ranging from cookware sets to baking pans and pastry brushes.
Silicone is a synthetic rubber polymer made by combining silicon with oxygen, hydrogen, carbon and other elements. If you are unsure about using silicone kitchen utensils, here are some advantages they offer:
Variety– A huge variety of silicone kitchen utensils are available in a range of colors and designs. Not only they are beautifully designed, but also highly functional. They can add a splash of color to your kitchen. You can also find a range of bake ware and storage items.
Easy to Maintain– These utensils can be cleaned just as the regular ones, either by hand or in the dishwasher. They do not accumulate residual substances or stain easily. They are easy to clean and maintain and retain their vibrant colors. They do not retain odors and flavors of the food cooked in them. They are hypoallergenic and contain no open pores to harbor bacteria.
Rust Proof– Unlike other metal utensils, the ones made of silicone are rust proof and are less likely to corrode. They use very little oil to cook.
Affordable– They can easily be found at local stores for good prices.
High Temperature Resistance– They are resistant to damage by heat and can resist temperature up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes them ideal for a range of cooking tasks, serving and storing of hot food.
Nonstick Capability– Silicone cooking utensils have excellent non-stick capability which allows you to use a little oil or fat.
Environmental Friendly– They are a good replacement for disposable containers like, baking paper and cupcake paper. They are biodegradable and can be recycled. They can be used for many years and are not hazardous when disposed of.
Some of the other benefits include:
– Freezer, refrigerator, oven and microwave safe
– Dishwasher safe
– Can be easily folded and stacked without spoiling their shape
– Cools down quickly after use
The various benefits offered by silicone kitchen utensils have earned them a lot of loyal customers. You should always use high quality food grade utensils for durability. It is always safe to cook utensils using top grade silicone which is approved and certified by the proper authorities.