I have been interested in using silicone in the kitchen for a while now. To be honest, I didn’t know what the benefits, if any, there was; I just think it looks cool! I am sure some people are making the switch to silicone because it helps the environment in some way. I am also sure there are people like me that want to make the switch purely for the coolness factor. I guess if I was going to start using silicone products, the least I could do was investigate what all the hoopla is about. I found some pretty interesting reasons to use silicone and I thought I would share them in case you were in the dark as much as I am!
The Advantages Of Using Silicone Cookware
- Heat Resistant: Silicone is heat resistant and can withstand high temperatures up to 600 degrees. What I love is that if you are using a silicone utensil and accidentally leave it lying on the stove or pan, it won’t melt like plastic will.
- Stain Resistant: I hate using a plastic container and you get a stain when storing certain foods. In my opinion, one of the biggest culprits would be anything that has a color to it! How many times have you stored spaghetti in a plastic bowl, only to have a stained container when you are done with the food?
- Safety: With all the talk about certain materials leaving residue behind when used, it scares me a little. I know with plastic you can have harmful chemicals like BPA that could transfer to the food or beverage inside which is then transferred to you. Studies now show that materials like aluminum can be toxic as well. With silicone, you don’t have any worries as it is found to be completely safe for use.
- Appearance: Most of the silicone cookware, bakeware and utensils are pretty cool looking. I love the many colors that you can find for your kitchen needs. I have some bright orange baking pans and they are just plain fun to cook with! There is something about cooking with a brightly colored tool that makes you feel happy. If one color is fun to work with in the kitchen, how much fun could you have with a plethora of colors? Problem Solvers is a company whose main goal is to make your life easier. Being under the umbrella of the iconic Plow & Hearth brand, Problem Solvers offers the same high quality products that you would expect from a company connected to such a prestigious company.
Making Cooking Fun
With two kids at home, I am always trying to find ways for making cooking fun. If you take a look around the Problem Solvers website, you are sure to find a ton of cool things for the home. I could spend hours looking through all of their products. When I was sent the colorful Heat Resistant Silicone Utensil Set With Integrated Tool Rest ($49.95) by Joseph Joseph, I was so excited. This unique collection has a really inventive design. Instead of lying flat, the head of the utensil does not touch your kitchen surface due to the innovative tool rest. With the head being lifted off the surface, you are being more hygienic and y9our clean-up is easier as well! I love the weight handles and the bright colors. The pieces are made extremely well and there is a utensil for every need you have. The kit includes: a Solid Spoon, Slotted Spoon, Ladle, Flexible Spatula, Slotted Spatula and the Spaghetti Server. If you want to have a product that is made very well and is affordable, you will find a lot of things at Problem Solvers that should peak your interest!
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