Silicone is a wonderful material for kids' tableware and utensils because it is safe, durable, unbreakable, and easy to clean. It can handle extreme temperatures, from scorching hot to cold, without leaching any chemicals, ensuring a worry-free experience for parents.
If you're struggling with lingering smells on your silicone products, here are three effective ways to remove them.
1. Baking the Odours Away
Our most preferred method for eliminating odours from silicone is baking. To do this:
- Preheat your fan-forced oven to 150-180°C (300-350°F).
- Place the silicone tableware on a baking sheet or oven-safe dish.
- Bake the items for 15-30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven using heat-proof thongs and allow the silicone to cool off for at least 30 minutes before touching or use.
This process works by allowing the high temperatures to release trapped odours from the silicone material.
Please do not bake the silicone spoons due to their reinforced core, which cannot withstand high temperatures. Instead, you can safely boil the spoons (see the next method).
2. Boiling Silicone Tableware
Another effective method to remove odours from silicone tableware is boiling. Follow these steps:
- Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Place the silicone items in the boiling water, ensuring they are fully submerged.
- Boil the products for a few minutes.
- This method is safe for all Brightberry products, including silicone spoons. The boiling process helps release trapped odours from the material.
3. Using Baking Soda and Vinegar or Lemon
For a more natural approach, you can try using baking soda and vinegar or lemon to remove odours from your silicone tableware:
- Mix equal parts baking soda and vinegar or lemon juice in a bowl.
- Apply the mixture to the silicone items, ensuring they are thoroughly coated.
- Let the mixture sit on the products for about five minutes.
- Rinse the items under hot water to remove the mixture and any lingering odours.
If you have any questions about these methods or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.
In conclusion, silicone tableware is a great option for its durability and ease of cleaning. By following these three methods, you can effectively remove unwanted odours and keep your silicone products fresh and ready for use.
For more care tips on how to ensure the longevity of your silicone tableware, we invite you to read our informative blog post: How to Best Care for Silicone Tableware. You'll find valuable insights and guidance to help you maintain the quality and freshness of your Brightberry silicone bowls, plates and smoothie cups.