The Use of Silicone Kitchen Utensils and Tools

The Use of Silicone Kitchen Utensils and Tools

Kitchen tools and cooking utensils are made from different materials like plastic, wood, stainless steel, aluminum, and others. In recent years, silicone kitchen tools were introduced into the market. What makes these silicone products different or more advantageous than the others? Why should we use silicone kitchen tools? Is it safe to use these products?…

Silicon or Silicone?

Silicon or Silicone?

Although it may appear that the words silicon and silicone can be used interchangeably, there are some significant differences between them. Silicon is a natural chemical element found in great abundance on Earth, primarily as a major component of common sand. Silicon is generally found in a crystalline form. Silicone is a man-made substance derived…

Silicone Vs. Plastic: Which is BPA-Free & Is One Safer?

Silicone Vs. Plastic: Which is BPA-Free & Is One Safer?

As consumers become more wary of the chemicals they’re putting into their bodies, more and more research is coming out about the potential health risks of plastic and plastic alternatives. Silicones have become enormously popular in recent years and are constantly marketed as safe replacements for traditional plastics. We see them everywhere—baby bottle nipples, kitchen…

Is Silicone Food-Safe?

Is Silicone Food-Safe?

Silicone (or polydimethylsiloxane) is a man-made polymer and the product of Silica and Carbon when heated together at high temperatures. Silicone is a completely synthetic rubber, and a relatively hybrid material as it formed from organic compounds of Hydrogen and Carbon, known as hydrocarbons.  Silicone-based rubber products are characterised by a number of key properties,…

Benefits of Silicone Utensils and Bakeware

Benefits of Silicone Utensils and Bakeware

A huge variety of silicone products are available for the kitchen including potholders, spatulas, whisks, universal silicone lid and many other utensils made of metal with silicone coatings. There is also a huge range of bakeware and storage items such as rolling pins, ice cube trays, springform baking pans, muffin pans, bread tins, cupcake bakers and many…