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June 09, 2018

Overworked tools like silicone baking mats need some extra care. Now, it’s time to express care by giving them a nice spring cleaning!

Whether you are baking cookies, granola, scones, nuts, vegetables, chicken, or fish, silicone baking mats are inevitable tools you should never forget on the list of your baking equipment. They reduce waste, increase your efficiency, and most of all, allow you to be a versatile baker! Never forget these extraordinary mats. What kind of baker who would forget a silicone mat? No one.

Given that you have to use them almost the entire time, you should better know how they would stay efficient for a longer time by knowing how to clean them right. As what you have probably experienced, silicon mats, though they are one of the handiest and dependable tools you’ll ever own, could cause you stress during cleaning time. They could go really dirty and oily and let the flavor stick unto the surface which makes it a bit of a turnoff.

But now, get rid of those frowning foreheads and here are some solutions for you. Keep those silicone baking mats because you will be using them for the rest of your baking days. Here are the tips on how to clean them:

1. Dishwasher

Dishwashers are safe to use. Clean the mats like how you normally clean your dishes. Roll the mats, put them on top of the dishwasher, and fill with dirty dishes. You’ll be surprised how less oily they become.

2. Lemon Juice

Prepare a mixture of hot water and a squeeze of lemon. Soak the mats for ten minutes. Make sure to wear kitchen gloves while scrubbing the mats neatly using a sponge. Let it dry. Repeat scrubbing if necessary.

3. Grease-fighting Soap

Prepare a mixture of extremely hot water and grease-fighting soap. You could check the labels to verify if it could be used to wash away heavy grease as not all could perform this. Soak the mats for 20 minutes. Scrub with your kitchen gloves on. Let it dry on a rack and repeat if there are still greasy remnants.

4. Baking Soda

Remember the last post about the baking powder and baking soda? Let’s add some additional points to baking soda for being an all-around ingredient! But for now as a cleaning tool. Wet the mats thoroughly then sprinkle baking soda generously. Create a paste-like texture by rubbing water and baking soda together especially on hard-to-remove stains. Let it stay for 20 minutes then rinse with hot water. Let it dry. Repeat if needed.

Bonus: These tips can clean your silicone bake ware too.

Cleaning silicone baking mats would now be a piece of cake. You would surely cut cost from the repetitive purchase of mats. Instead of throwing them away, you could just reuse them again and be good as new.

For any question, comments, or If you also have any other ideas on how to clean silicone baking mats, feel free to write them down here. Have fun taking care of them!


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