Silicone products may stain and get discolored after of strongly colored ingredients (such as pesto, tomato and carrot sauces).
To prevent staining, wash immediately after use. Often boiling the products in water for about 15 minutes will lift the stain away. You can also rub with a fresh lemon or lime and let sit for 10-15 mins.
For those super tough stains that won't budge, we suggest making a paste of white vinegar and baking soda. The ratio is 1 tbsp. (1msk) of white vinegar to 2 tbsp (2msk) of baking soda. Cover the stain with the paste and let it sit overnight. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Sometimes silicone products can take on the soapy taste or smell of dishwasher tablets. Don't panic – heat is the magic word! Either boil your products in a pot of water for 20 minutes or, for strong smells, we suggest simply baking the smell out of your silicone. Yes, you read it right – bake out the odor.
Bake your product in the oven for 20 min on 120°C (250°F ). Pull your silicone item out of the oven and smell it, being careful not to burn your fingers or nose. If there is still any lingering smell, return it to the oven for another 10 minutes. Repeat until no odors remain. It should take no longer than one hour. Let cool and give it a final wash.
Funny how your silicone tableware came out of the dishwasher looking dirtier than they were when they went in! Don't worry! Silicone products can get white chalky spots after the dishwasher cycle. These are water spots, just like the ones that show up on drinking glasses. They tend to be more obvious if you have hard water. You can pop your product in boiling water (lukewarm won't work) and add some dishwashing liquid.
Allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes—an hour or longer is even better. Or you can wipe the stains with lemon, lime or white vinegar and voilá—no more spots.