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Old 12-03-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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Silicone tools and oil?

I recently acquired a high heat resistant silicone spatula to use mainly when cooking creams, cakes, various doughs and so on. Having said that, I was wondering if I could use silicone tools to cook in oil, since I have no experience with this. My main concern would be for the oil to stick to the silicone in some form that is hard to clean off.

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #2
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with some detergent you should get it cleaned off... my concern would be that the silicone isn't that heat resistant it should when dipped in hot oil...?

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:38 AM   #3
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Silicone is very slippery. The oil should not stick to it any more than a metal spatula and hot water would rinse it off. And they are typically rated to 500F, so no worries there either.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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Use the silicone. You won't have a problem. It's the only kind of spat you should use in a hot pan. Save the others for scraping batter out of bowls.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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I use wooden spatulas in hot pans.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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so do I
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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The only thing I watch out for is if they have a wooded handle, you must pull it apart to clean it. You'll be surprised how much unwanted gunk develops. It is a bacteria nest!
All wood should be bleached clean and dried immediately to prevent warping and swelling.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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I found one piece all silicone spats and bought three. That joint where the blade meets the handle is a problem area so I'm happy I don't have to deal with it.

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I found one piece all silicone spats and bought three. That joint where the blade meets the handle is a problem area so I'm happy I don't have to deal with it.

Looks like this:
Cool. I'll have to look for those. I really like silicone spatulas. If you don't clean grease off of them immediately, they don't start to dissolve like rubber does.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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I found one piece all silicone spats and bought three. That joint where the blade meets the handle is a problem area so I'm happy I don't have to deal with it.

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I love this ... never thought to search one out.

How are tha handles Andy .. are they fairly rigid? Like stirring or mixing heavy things - will they flex ?
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