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Old 01-11-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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How to clean Silpat baking mats?

I found an old Silpat silicone baking mat in my cupboard and it's pretty grungy and sticky. Do you think it can be salvaged? If so, what's the best way to clean it?

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Old 01-11-2016, 01:37 PM   #2
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Run it through the dishwasher. Try a soak in vinegar and maybe a scrub with baking soda or Bar Keepers Friend.
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Run it through the dishwasher. Try a soak in vinegar and maybe a scrub with baking soda or Bar Keepers Friend.
Won't the scrubbing damage the silicone coating?
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Won't the scrubbing damage the silicone coating?

Don't think so, but you'd have to be gentle. I have a Silpat, they're pretty indestructable, but I've never had any baked-on grunge. Mine's about 20 years old.
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I don't have Silpat, but something similar. From time to time I run them through the dishwasher on the top rack. No problem.
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...Mine's about 20 years old.
That's quite a testimonial!
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Here's a link to the manufacturers care instructions: Silpat, Silpain, and Roul'Pat Non-Stick Baking Products | Silpat Care

That said, I also scrub mine ;)
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I found an old Silpat silicone baking mat in my cupboard and it's pretty grungy and sticky. Do you think it can be salvaged? If so, what's the best way to clean it?
I have to admit that this post really surprised me. I never realized that these mats could get dirty. When they first came on the market, it was one of those items "I just HAD to have." I wouldn't have to buy anymore parchment paper. So I bought two of them. I used them mainly for baking cookies only. I forgot that I would still need parchment paper for cake pans, etc. But with every use of these mats, I would wash them in hot soapy water, rinse, and dry. Today they are still as good as new. It sounds like you used yours for more than cookies.
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That's quite a testimonial!

Martha Stewart raved about Silpat, so of course I had to get one. Pre-internet, I found it at a kitchen store in Michigan.

I think it's worth trying to save.
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Don't think so, but you'd have to be gentle. I have a Silpat, they're pretty indestructable, but I've never had any baked-on grunge. Mine's about 20 years old.
My wife thought one of my Silpats could double as a cutting mat. We have beautiful one inch Silpat strips now.

I blame myself though. If left to her own devices, it's unlikely that she would have a knife sharp enough to cut silicone.

Don't take this the wrong way, my wife is a brilliant woman and I love her to pieces, but occasionally she doesn't reason things out before acting. She bought a glass cutting board that I will only let her use as a trivet, much to her chagrin.
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