How to clean silicone molds after baking: eliminate grease and unpleasant odor

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What to use to wash silicone molds after baking

Silicone containers are indispensable in the baking process. They do not burn, do not emit toxic substances at high temperatures, and are compact and multifunctional. The soft polymer cookware is elastic, but it is durable and long-lasting.

Silicone containers should be washed after each use. OBOZREVATEL has collected the best tips to help you get rid of old grease and unpleasant odors on baking dishes.

What not to do when washing silicone molds

  1. First of all, give the containers time to cool down. Do not put hot baking dishes in cold water.
  2. Do not use harsh brushes or abrasive cleaners - they can damage the product.
  3. Do not scrape the baking dishes with a knife or scrub them with a metal brush. This will damage the product.
  4. Aggressive chemicals are not suitable for cleaning silicone molds. The porous and soft structure of the product will quickly absorb toxic substances.

How to clean and sanitize baking molds

Citric acid

Citric acid will get rid of burnt dough and carbon deposits. Pour 3 liters of hot water into a container and add 1 tablespoon of acid. Soak the silicone molds in the solution for 20 minutes.

To get rid of the unpleasant odor, you can simply rub the molds with lemon, leave them for a couple of minutes and rinse with water.


Mustard will not only wash away dirt, but also get rid of unpleasant odors. Mix mustard powder with dishwashing detergent until a homogeneous mixture is formed, apply it to the silicone molds and leave for 15 minutes. After soaking, wash the product with a sponge and rinse thoroughly under running water.

Soda and vinegar

For 2 cups of water, take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and one spoon of vinegar. This remedy does not require a long soak, just place the molds in the mixture for a minute and gently rub the stained areas with a sponge.

Soda and soap solution

Experts advise putting about 40 g of laundry soap and 2 tablespoons of soda ash in a pot with 2 liters of water. It is not necessary to grind the soap on a grater; it will dissolve under the influence of high temperatures. Boil the molds in the solution for 15-20 minutes, cool and wipe with a sponge.

Can I wash the molds in the dishwasher?

Silicone molds react neutrally to heat. The material can withstand the high temperature of the oven air, so it will not deteriorate from boiling water.

As a rule, the products can be washed in the dishwasher, unless the label says otherwise. Almost any mode is suitable for them.

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