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Offline dara

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Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« on: July 14, 2006, 07:47:32 AM »
I am intrigued with silicone bakeware, and wondered if anyone knows if it is bad for you or not. Of course the adds don't say so, so I am wondering if anyone has read anything about it.
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 10:05:50 AM »
I am intrigued with silicone bakeware, and wondered if anyone knows if it is bad for you or not. Of course the adds don't say so, so I am wondering if anyone has read anything about it.

Isn't silicone just glass?
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 10:11:51 AM »
The silicone bakeware I have seen is a flexible plastic type. I have heard that it's not good but it was based on a woman who fed her bird something that was baked in silicone and the bird died! But of course we aren't birds so that isn't much of an argument at al...I just thought that was funny.

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 11:34:45 AM »
You know, as funny as it sounds, there may be something to this.  :o   

When I was in the military, I had to get trained for chemical attacks.  One of the things they taught us was that with attacks birds die off.  If you see a bunch of dead birds laying around there's cause for concern. 

The only reason I mention all of this is that birds, being so small, would probably be a good indicator of if something is toxic as they can't handle as much as we can.  Of course the silicone isn't going to kill a human, at least not after one use, but with years and years of use....there may be some problems. 

Just my random thoughts.  I thought the silicone sounded like a good thing...now I don't know.  I'd love to hear some better thoughts besides the whole "bird-chemical attack" idea. ;)
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 11:44:35 AM »
You know, that's a good point. I had forgotten about that. Miners used to send down a canary to check for poisonous gas, didn't they?

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 11:46:12 AM »
Well- according to American Test Kitchen ( Cook's Country magazine)  they don't recommend silicone  bakeware cos it is toooo flexible and awkward to deal with. I know that the silicone ice cube trays my mil has are a pain...it's all bendy so the water flops out trying to get a grip on it just right and then the  cubes are a pain to get out.

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 12:48:31 PM »
The bakeware I was considering is little muffin cups that fit in your muffin pan, so floppiness wouldn't be an issue....
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 01:19:34 PM »
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006, 03:32:24 PM »
Why the grin?
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2006, 04:32:39 PM »
floppiness ~

Did you get that one from your thesarus?   ;D
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2006, 04:15:30 AM »
No, I was homeschooled. If the grammatical shoe seems to fit....

Who needs a thesorus when you have imaginative children making up new words every day?
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2006, 04:18:33 AM »
Floppiness isn't a word?

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2006, 04:29:42 AM »
LOL!!  Y'all crack me up!  :D

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2006, 10:45:39 AM »
Floppiness is a great word! I love making up my own words, too...it's like - customizin' your sentences to fit the specific conversational need. :D

I'm all worried about the silicone stuff now! For years, I've been using those Silpat (silicone) mats on my baking sheets. They can go in the oven in extreme temps and NOTHING sticks to them! I loooooooove 'em!! I'd hate to have to give those up...but I would in a heartbeat for the health/safety of my family!!

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2007, 06:00:12 PM »
Any other opinions on this? I'm thinking of slowly replacing my bakeware, which is non-stick aluminum. The silicone liners are an interesting idea.

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2007, 07:34:06 AM »
Parchment paper works well as a liner.  The most aggravating thing is cutting it to size, and of course it is only reusable a limited number of times.

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2007, 01:25:41 PM »
I sell unbleached parchment paper and it works awesome! You can also use it on the stones and get the same results, with even less clean-up.
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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2007, 07:13:29 PM »
Found this on silicone:

Is Silicone Cookware Safe?

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Re: Silicone Bakeware: good or bad?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007, 03:46:46 AM »
 thanks Hedy, this makes me feel better about selling the silicone spatulas and mats etc,
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