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Silicone Bakeware Cleaning Methods

Silicone bakeware and molds can be amazing to work  with.  You can easily remove anything you make in them due to their flexibility.  Also, they have an unimaginable amount of shapes, from traditional demi-spheres to intricate character molds.

But I have found the trouble with silicone tools (even kitchen tools not used for baking) is that they are hard to clean.

My favorite method

The best method I have found is to hand wash them with soap and water and let them air dry.  Even then, you may see hard water stains leftover after they are dry.

If you wash them and use anything to wipe them dry with, you may see the lint particles from your towel or paper towel.  The material collects particles very easily.

What didn't work

The worst cleaning method I've tried is running them through the dishwasher.  Sometimes it is necessary to do, or you feel it's necessary because hand washing alone didn't remove everything.

Well, often times when I do this, the next thing baked in there tastes of soap.  I haven't tried running them through a second cycle with just water but I doubt it would make much difference as it seems to absorb everything easily and then hold it in for a while.

Do you have any tips?

So that has been my experience in cleaning silicone molds.  As you can see, it hasn't been great and I haven't found a perfect solution yet.  If you have a different method that works, please comment below to share!

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