How to Clean Silicone Bakeware: The Ultimate Guide to 2021

How to Clean Silicone Bakeware?

Hey, there! As a silicone bakeware fanatic, I’m writing to you today to tell you how to clean silicone bakeware. 
Silicone is the best thing ever invented for pastry cooks and bakers! Finally, we can put away our boring old silicone mats and embrace silicone baking pans. Now we can make wicked awesome chocolate chip cookies without having to worry about the silicone mats slipping and sliding all over our nice clean kitchen floor!
However, silicone is not without its problems. If you’re new to silicone bakeware, there are a few things you need to know:

Silicone baking pans can’t go in the dishwasher and they stain easily! It’s crazy how even a tiny bit of chocolate can permanently stain silicone. But don’t be too hard on yourself, silicone bakeware is not easy to clean.
If you’re considering silicone baking pans for your pastry kitchen or home, then it’s important that you know how to clean silicone bakeware. The last thing you want is permanent stains all over your beautiful silicone!
So read on for some helpful tips on how to clean silicone bakeware—and remove the strain from silicone bakeware! 

Easy way to clean silicone bakeware

Method 1: Soak in Vinegar

→ Fill the container with cold water and add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Leave to soak overnight.

Method 2: Use dish soap and hot water

1) Place some old newspapers on the floor, as this process can take a bit of a mess.

2) Place your silicone bakeware on top of the newspapers.

3) Pour some dish soap into a bucket or other container. Add water and stir until the soap has dissolved. This will be your working bucket. 4) Fill all of your silicone containers, one by one, with soapy water. Allow each piece to soak for at least 30 minutes. Then, rinse them under cold water.

5) After all of the containers have been soaked, stack them up on top of each other. This will help reduce the amount of water that will drip off the bottom piece and onto your countertop or floor. The stacked pieces should lean towards their sides so that they don’t fall over while you are working on them.

6) Take a scrubbing sponge, or something similar that has small ridges on it, and begin washing each piece. This will remove any last particles of food that the soapy water didn’t take care of.

7) Use a clean dry towel to wipe down your pieces before you begin using them again. Make sure they are completely dry so they don’t grow mold.

Method 3: Use Water and Dish Soap

1) Place some old newspapers on the floor, as this process can take a bit of a mess.

2) Place your silicone bakeware on top of the newspapers.

3) Fill all of your silicone containers, one by one, with warm water. Allow each piece to soak for at least 30 minutes. Then, rinse them under cold water.

5) Take a scrubbing sponge or something similar that has small ridges on it and begin washing each piece. This will remove any last particles of food that the soapy water didn’t take care of; Cleaning will be easier if you clean your pieces soon after they’ve been used because dried food is harder to remove.

6) Use a clean dry towel to wipe down your pieces before you begin using them again. Make sure they are completely dry so they don’t grow mold.

How do you remove sticky residue from silicone?

Silicone is a resilient product, but it can be easy to get stuck. If you have a silicone product that has a sticky residue from stickers or other bits of gummy matter that is used to label the product, read on to find out how to remove that sticky mess.

Technique One: Alcohol and Salt

Pour salt onto a paper towel or rag until it is covered generously. Add vodka or another form of alcohol to the mixture. The more alcoholic, the better.

Wipe down your silicone product with the salty/alcoholic mix until you have wiped off all of the residues. Once you are done wiping it down, rinse it off with warm water and allow it to dry.

Technique Two: Dish Soap, Alcohol and Salt

Mix dish soap, vodka or other forms of alcohol, and salt together on a paper towel or rag until the mixture is covered generously in salt. Wipe down your silicone product with the salty/alcoholic mix until you have wiped off all of the residues. Once you are done wiping it down, rinse it off with warm water and allow it to dry.

What is the best thing to clean silicone with?

The best thing to clean silicone with is a soft sponge and soap. If you notice your baking pan has baked-on bits of food, soak the pan in soapy water for 10 minutes before scrubbing it out with a sponge.

How to clean burnt silicone bakeware?

First, if your burnt baking is in a dish, just soak it for a few minutes in water and it should come off.
If your burnt baking is on the pan, turn the oven to 350 degrees and put the pan in for 5 minutes.

How to degrease silicone bakeware?

It is important to use a non-abrasive sponge or cloth to degrease the silicone bakeware. Some people use soap and water for this purpose, but this can leave behind a residue that can compromise the integrity of the pan. It is recommended that you use a mixture of soap, water, and baking soda to wash away any oily residue. You can also use rubbing alcohol to degrease your silicone ba

What is the white residue on silicone bakeware?

The white residue is a chemical reaction between silicone and acidic food. It’s not uncommon to find this residue on bakeware, as anything from lemon bars to lemons can leave a mark. In order to prevent this from happening or removing it once you have noticed it, make sure to use low-sugar recipes and only preheat the oven long enough to prepare the food.

How do you clean silicone baking molds?

Silicone baking molds are extremely easy to clean. To remove residue, you can simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or use a small amount of soap and water. Check out our blog on how to make the perfect brownie in a mug for tips on removing baked-on bits of food from your silicone molds!

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Fuad Naser Bondhon is a Leather Engineer and he loves to cook. He's crazy about football and has a wide knowledge of review writing and research. Fuad is an expert in baking, so he researches bakeware sets on the site BakingBakewareSets.com