How to Clean Silicone Molds
Silicone molds are fun to create all sorts of crafts in many different designs, but to keep them in good condition you will have to clean them thoroughly to make sure that your batter isn’t leftover in the cavities of your molds.
Here are a couple of methods for you to properly clean your silicone molds:
1. Dish Soap
You need to use grease cleaning dish soap or soap that’s meant to cut through oil and warm water to clean your silicone molds. This should be done right after you are finished with your projects to make sure that your batter doesn’t harden onto the mold. If this happens, you can fill your sink with hot water and soap to soak your silicone molds to loosen up the hard residue.
Silicone molds can withstand hot temperatures of up to 420°F (215°C) so you can wash your molds with hot water without fear of deforming or melting them. You can let your molds soak for an hour before you scrub them clean.
Do not use abrasive scrubbers or sponges against silicone because you don’t want to cut or scratch the surface of your mold.
You don’t have to wash your molds, your dishwasher can! Silicone molds are dishwasher safe. They won’t break or deform after they’ve been through the wash. Do not put your molds in your dishwasher if they are singular and small, otherwise they might get lost in the wash. You can try to, just at your own discretion.
3. Baking Soda
After continuous use of silicone molds in your oven or microwave, oil and grease will build up from the hot temperatures. You might have noticed this if you have used your molds a lot.
Sprinkle baking soda over the oily and greasy spots of your drying silicone molds and let them dry completely with the baking soda. The chemicals will cause the grease to dissolve when you clean it with hot water afterwards.
You can use baking soda with your sponge instead of sprinkling it. Pour some baking soda onto your sponge and scrub it against the cavities of your mold to get rid of the greasy spots. Rinse your mold afterwards with hot water and the grease should come out.