How to Clean Silicone Bakeware?

Updated on January 14, 2009
B.S. asks from Magnolia, AR
7 answers

I often use a silicone bakeware muffin pan. I spray it with non-stick spray and cook the muffins in it. They come out without sticking and I love the flexible pan, BUT, I cannot get the edges between the muffin cups clean without LOTS of time with soap, water and scrubbies. Anyone know how to clean the muffin pan to get all of the non-stick spray off?

EDIT: I HAVE to use the non-stick spray, because the muffins will not come out otherwise. Still cannot clean between the muffin cups (the cups are clean, but the edges are not). Any other suggestions?

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answers from Little Rock on

I heard a baker who uses silicone bakeware say that you should not use cooking spray on the silicone cookware as it's naturally non-stick and the cooking spray makes a gummy mess that makes it harder to clean and this stuff you are having trouble removing is probably overspray from where you tried to spray the muffin holes. If you don't spray it should release the muffins just fine after you finally get all the non-stick spray off them. The non-stick spray puts a sticky gummy mess on them and defeats the purpose of the silicone which is in itself non-stick. I have all sorts of silicone bakeware and per instructions never use a cooking spray for any of it it is not designed for use with cooking spray.



answers from Baton Rouge on

Hi B.! I have not found any easier way than what you are already doing. Hot water, dish liquid and a scrubbie. You can flip it inside out to get the tough-to-reach spots, but I don't know of any other way to clean them. Even if they are 'dishwasher safe' I have to hand scrub them anyway. Maybe someone on the board will have a better idea :o)



answers from Little Rock on

you can put it in the dishwasher and you realy don'nt have to spray it with non stick spray ,when the muffins are done just push up from the bottom and out thy come good luck with this. S.



answers from Oklahoma City on

do you really need to? that's not where you put the food anyway, right? just ignore it. why make work for yourself?



answers from Tulsa on

That kind of bakeware shouldn't need cooking spray. But I've noticed that cooking spray leaves permanent residue on ANY pan or skillet, so I never use it anymore. If I need to grease something, I take a paper towel and lightly wipe it with oil. I don't know what it is, but something about cooking spray just doesn't come off of anything. All of my air-bake cookie sheets are ruined with this gross grime from the spray, because one type of biscuit we used to make a lot required the use of cooking spray. Anyway, try to soak the muffin pan in hot soapy water, and maybe a bottle brush would fit better into the cups to clean them.



answers from Texarkana on

you are doing it right but do you spray the edges that you can't get clean as well cause usually if you spray the item nothing sticks to it but the only way to get anything that has a non stick coating is with soap and a scrubby (not a metal scrubby) good luck



answers from New Orleans on

interesting to me, B....I thought the purpose of using Silicone pans was so as NOT to have to use the non-stick sprays. Now you've got me wondering...hhhmmmmmm.

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