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As an alternative to all the non-stick bakeware out there, is silicone bakeware safe/healthy to use? It seems to be more and more available in stores. Are there any reliable resources about it out there?<br>
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I really don't know. I've been wondering this myself though too... instictively, I go with no, its not safe, as it just seems way, way too plasticy to me. Thus far I've stuck with cast iron & stainless steel & glass for my bakeware...
 

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I keep hearing it is safe but I tried it and it smells awful and the cupcakes I made tasted like it. I don't like them.
 

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If it smells bad and imparts a taste to your food, then it's not quality silicone.<br><br>
There have been half a dozen threads on this subject, but usually it occurs either in the Nutrition & Good Eating section or in Mindful Home Management. You'd probably have better luck searching through there.<br><br>
Medical grade silicone is inert, and I'm comfortable using it with my food, and I'm paranoid about a lot of things. But silicone is far preferable to me than non-stick coating or microwaving.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it smells bad and imparts a taste to your food, then it's not quality silicone.<br><br>
There have been half a dozen threads on this subject, but usually it occurs either in the Nutrition & Good Eating section or in Mindful Home Management. You'd probably have better luck searching through there.<br><br>
Medical grade silicone is inert, and I'm comfortable using it with my food, and I'm paranoid about a lot of things. But silicone is far preferable to me than non-stick coating or microwaving.</div>
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If it smells and leaves a taste, it isn't silicone. Silicone is glass, that's why it's okay to use at high temperatures and to do stuff like leaving a silicone spatula in the pan.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">... But silicone is far preferable to me than non-stick coating or microwaving.</div>
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Would you mind telling me why you said that about microwaving? I didn't know that microwaving foods is not good. Thank!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Would you mind telling me why you said that about microwaving? I didn't know that microwaving foods is not good. Thank!</div>
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<a href="http://www.healingdaily.com/microwave-ovens.htm" target="_blank">http://www.healingdaily.com/microwave-ovens.htm</a><br><br>
This is a pretty good explanation...
 
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