Going hi-tech in the kitchen means easy clean up when you select silicone bakeware. If you have spent hours scrubbing your pans to remove baked on foods and stains, then you know how important the easy cleanup feature is with silicone bakeware.
Silicone baking pans — muffin tins, nonstick sheet pan liners, loaf pans — can be great if you are short on storage space, hate using cooking spray, or can’t 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 aren’t. 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 experts — Brandon 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 podcast — had 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’ll need something that will really tackle that oil.