Is the New Silicone Rubberized Cookware Safe?

Shelf Life Advice editor: Silicon is a synthetic rubber made of bonded silicon (a natural element) and oxygen.  It’s nonstick, easy to clean, stain-resistant, and available in a variety of colors.  Sounds like the perfect replacement for Teflon, which many consumers are afraid to use. However, there have been anecdotal reports of dyes or oil oozing out when silicone cookware is overheated and of odors lingering even after several washings.  Therefore, a Scientific American article draws these conclusions:


1) There needs to be more research on silicon’s safety. 


2) “Although most people will probably not have a problem with silicone cookware, those with chemical sensitivities might want to stay away until more definitive research has been conducted.”




Scientific American  “Silicon Tally: How Hazardous Is the New Post-Teflon  Rubberized Cookware”



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