Is silicone kitchenware safe?
Silicone,as a low taint,nontoxic material,can be used to contact food.That is why it is becoming an importantproduct in the kitchenware industry,particularly bakeware and cookware utensils.
But some people doubt if the silicone kitchenware is safe or not?
Now let’s come to the composition of silicone.
Silicone is a manmade material created by bonding silicon with oxygen.Silicon is a natural element which is in sand.(It makes up 26% of the earth’s crush).A natural substance will end a quarrel on if it is safe,right?So silicone get approve from FDA.
Therefor,Silicone is used widely as an insulator in heatresistant potholders and similar items;however,it is conductive of heat than similar less dense fiberbased products.Silicone oven mitts are able to withstand temperatures up to 260°C (500°F),allowing reaching into boiling water,as well as molds for chocolate,ice,cookies,muffins,various of bakeware and reusable mats used on baking sheets.
Furthermore,other silicone products such as steamers,egg boilers or poachers,cookware lids,pot holders,trivets and kitchen mats are popular in present daily life because of its advantage light,flexibility,easy to clean,not-stick.