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The 5 Most Important Tips for Actually Cleaning Your Silicone Bakeware - Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

The 5 Most Important Tips for Actually Cleaning Your Silicone Bakeware - Cleaning Tips from Kitchn
From The Kitchn - October 13, 2017

Silicone baking pansmuffin tins, nonstick sheet pan liners, loaf panscan be great if you are short on storagespace, hate using cooking spray, or ca not ever seem to get a Bundt cake out of the pan to save your life. But then you go to clean them.

They seem like they should be easy to clean. Yet somehow, they are not. There never seems to be a way to get rid of that oily residue.

That's why we went to the experts to find out just how you should be cleaning those flexible pans.

All three of our expertsBrandon Iacometta, marketing and sales administrator for Silpat; Judi Alexander, VP of marketing, Casabella; and Jolie Kerr, author of My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag and host of the Ask a Clean Person podcasthad similar tips. Here's what you need to know.

1. You really just need two key things.

You need two things to really clean your silicone bakeware: hot water and grease-cutting dish soap, like Dawn or Palmolive, recommends Kerr. This is one of those situations where the all-natural stuff might not cut it. You will need something that will really tackle that oil.

And for the water, we are talking as hot as you can stand. (Actually, now would be a good time to break out those rubber gloves if you do not normally wear them.) When you have those two things, start scrubbingand do not be surprised if it takes more than one wash.

2. Heat is your friend.

3. For really tough jobs, use baking soda.

4. There is one thing to avoid.

5. Know this one tip to avoid bad buildup.

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