What is food-grade silicone?
Silicone is a rubber-like material that starts out as a pure form of very fine grain sand. Through a series of heat treatment and processing, the silicone base material is formed. This material meets all US FDA and Europen LFGB regulations for food contact safety. The silicone base is then colored and molded into bakeware shapes. The result of this molding process is a finished piece of Webake silicone bakeware. Food-grade silicone does not react with food. It doesn't produce any hazardous fumes. Silicone is not toxic and safe to use in kitchen. And it is reusable after a lifetime of use.
What is a pinch test?
Cheaper brands often use plastic fillers, so it is not safe for high-temperature baking. Pinch and twist a bit of the silicone, if it turns white, it’s got fillers. Solid silicone will retain its color. Webake’s products are made from 100% pure, food-grade silicone that meets US FDA and European LFGB safety standards. They are also BPA, PVC & Phthalate FREE.
How to clean the silicone product?
It is recommended that you soak the mold in hot water with a few drops of lemon juice or wash with mild soapy water. This not only removes any residual food, but it also removes any odors that may linger on the mold. Or you can place it in the dishwasher. Be sure the mold is thoroughly dry before use. Do not use harsh detergents, scouring pads or abrasive materials.
Some food sticks to my silicone mold. Why is this?
Always lightly apply oil, cooking spray, or butter on the surface to improve its non-stick ability for the first time use. This step may not need to be repeated for future use. After baking, remove from oven and place on cooling rack until baked goods to cool completely before removal. To remove baked or frozen goods, invert mold and push from bottom. Please keep in mind that recipes with excess sugar may also cause pastry to stick to the mold.
What temperatures can I use for silicone mold?
Our silicone mold is safe to use from -40 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius) to +446 degrees Fahrenheit (+230 degrees Celsius).
Can I use Webake silicone molds in the refrigerator, freezer or microwave?
Yes, but do not use “Crisp” setting in microwave.
What recipes can I prepare with Webake’s molds?
Depends on the variety shapes, many customers find some interesting ways to use Webake’s molds to make homemade muffins, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, quiches, loaves, candy, chocolate, cornbread, banana bread, cheesecake, butter, pudding, jello shots, caramel, ice cubes, juice Popsicle, frozen baby foods, ice cream, clay, candles or soaps.
How do I make crystal-clear ice cubes?
Use purified water or reverse osmosis filtered water to fill the mold, and freeze it for 4-6 hours.
How to remove the ice cubes from silicone mold?
Turn the tray upside down and run hot tap water over the bottom and sides for a few seconds, then twist and push the ice cubes out from the bottom. It's always better to store cubes in a dish or freezer bag instead of in the mold.
I see some white/waxy residues or floats after making ice cubes. Why?
Silicone condenses minerals on the surface of the cubes, so white/waxy residues are formed. Just rinse the cubes briefly before drop them in the drinks. Using purified or filtered water instead of tap water should also prevent cloudiness and floats.
How can I tell whether a mold has been adequately treated?
If a silicone product emits fumes or odors when placed in the oven, it has not been properly treated.
How long do Webake’s molds last?
Our products will last for up to 3,000 uses.
Is it true that cooking time is faster in a silicone mold than in a conventional metal pan?
Yes, cooking time may be shorter since silicone conducts heat faster. We advise customers use toothpicks to test readiness of the baked goods.
Can I remove baked goods from a mold as soon as it comes out of the oven?
No, always allow baked goods to cool completely before removal to prevent breakage.
Will silicone mold melt or lose it’s shape in the oven?
No, Webake’s silicone mold will resistant heat up to +446 degrees Fahrenheit (+230 degrees Celsius). It will maintain its shape regardless of frequency of use or manner of storage.
Will silicone mold retain any odors or flavors?
Yes, due to silicone’s property, an oily feeling after washing is normal, as is discoloration. Strong flavored foods may leave a trace of their scent on the mold.
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