How to get the smell out of silicone spatula

Silicone cookware is made from flexible material that does not require any butter or spray oil to prevent baked goods from sticking. Silicone utensils such as spatulas or stirring spoons are heat resistant, durable additions to any kitchen. While the material can usually simply be wiped clean, there may occasionally be lingering odors from a thin layer of grease covering the surface.

Common ways to remove silicone odor, the following methods can all be tried

1.One of the most common suggestions for getting smells out of silicone is to soak your silicone item in a 50-50 mixture of white vinegar and water for a while.

2.Place silicone dishware in boiling water to sterilize and remove strong odors.

3. Submerge the dish in a mixture of hot water and white vinegar using the ratio of one cup of vinegar for every two cups of hot water. Soak for 30 minutes, then scrub with a gentle cleaning sponge.

Removing Excess Grease Odors

Silicone utensils may become covered with a film of odorous grease, resulting either from cooking oil or oils within the food. This grease may feel sticky to the touch and will not be easy to remove from the silicone by wiping down the utensil or leaving it to soak in water. Instead, look for a cleaning product that specifically cuts through grease. Allow the silicone utensil to soak in a highly-concentrated solution of degreasing cleaner and hot water. Depending on the severity of the grease, you may choose to soak as long as overnight. After soaking, scrub with a kitchen sponge, rinsing several times to remove any traces of the cleaning solution.

Removing Other Odors

Once the source of the odor has been removed, the odor may remain. Baking soda has natural deodorizing properties and will not impart any scent of its own. Create a paste of equal parts baking soda and warm water. Rub this paste over the silicone and allow it to sit overnight. Scrub off the paste with a clean kitchen sponge.