- Be sure to choose product made from 100% food grade silicone. Fillers can compromise the quality and durability of silicone.
- Confirm that all colourants used are not BPA-based and that lead testing has been done, especially for brightly coloured products.
- Don’t be fooled by Thermo-Plasticized-Rubber (TPR) products. They look and feel much the same, but TPR isn’t as durable and doesn't tolerate high heat like silicone does. Products like these measuring cups made from TPR often have a rigid plastic skeleton and may warp when exposed to heat.
- Be aware that phosphate-free dish washing detergents may cause silicone products to end up with water spots or hold onto certain smells/tastes.
Tips for Choosing and Using Silicone Products