Kitchen utensils made of silicone are usually sold in appealing bright colors. Cooks who are used to using traditional wood, metal, plastic, or rubber utensils may wonder what benefits they can gain by using silicone kitchen utensils. Silicone utensils provide many benefits, especially as a replacement for metal turners or rubber spatulas. Below are some of these benefits:
They can Be Used at High Heats
A lot of kitchen utensils made of silicone can withstand up to 400 degrees F or even higher. Traditionally, you will need to remove a rubber spatula or stirring implement when making something like candy. However, silicone utensils do not melt when left in the pot or pan for a second. Also, metal is capable of withstanding high temperatures; however, some metals may corrode when exposed to some acids. Because of this, silicone is generally a better option.
Moreover, in case silicone utensils fall to the bottom of the dishwasher during a wash cycle, they may not melt as plastic handles or rubber implements might. Silicone utensils are more durable than wood and can withstand frequent dishwashing in a dishwasher. Wooden handled utensils may need to be washed by hand to prevent wood from deteriorating.
They are Available in a Variety of Options
A silicone kitchen utensils set is available in a range of colors and designs. Apart from being beautifully designed, these utensils are made to be highly functional. Having them in the kitchen can add a splash of color to the space. Also, a range of bakeware and storage items are available.
They are Easy to Maintain
Silicone utensils can be cleaned either by hand or the dishwasher. These utensils do not accumulate residual substances or stain easily. Cleaning and maintaining them is fairly easy, retaining their vibrant colors. Also, they are hypoallergenic and do not contain pores to harbor bacteria.
They are Eco-Friendly
Silicone utensils are a great replacement for disposable contains such as baking paper and cupcake paper. It’s because they are biodegradable and can be recycled.
Some cooks don’t have a few objections about silicone utensils. Silicone spatulas can be too thick to turn thin things such as crepes and some people prefer thinner metal spatulas. This is especially the case when they have to scrape the pan a bit to remove something. But, if you are using nonstick cookware, silicone is a good alternative to metal because it won’t scratch the non-stick coating.