Can silicone kitchenware produce toxic substances at high temperatures?

Many consumers may have some concerns when choosing silicone kitchen utensils, such as silicone spatulas. To what extent can silicone spatulas withstand high temperatures? Will it melt like plastic when used at high temperatures? Will it release toxic substances? Is it resistant to oil temperature? Would it burn as easily as a wooden shovel?

Of course not! From an emotional perspective, it can be inferred that as an emerging kitchen utensil material, if it melts at high temperatures, burns out, and releases toxic substances, then silicone product manufacturers have no need to develop products made of this material! FDA and LFGB cannot provide testing and certification for kitchenware made of this material. And as foreign families cook food, more and more people are abandoning traditional kitchen utensils and choosing silicone materials, which also indirectly demonstrates that silicone kitchens have higher safety than traditional kitchen utensils!

From a rational perspective, silicone can withstand temperatures as high as 260 degrees, while when we stir fry, the temperature inside the pot is only over 100 degrees. When the temperature of edible oil rises to 200 degrees, there will be thick oil fumes. The normal oil temperature for frying vegetables will not exceed 200 degrees. If the oil temperature is too high, it will actually produce harmful substances. In other words, if you stir fry normally, the front end of a wooden or bamboo shovel may have been used for a long time, and there may be some signs of burning black. However, if you use a silicone shovel under the same conditions, the shovel will not have any problems such as melting, burning black, deformation, etc. In addition, due to the stable physical and chemical properties of silica gel, it does not react with any substances except strong alkalis and acids, and does not release toxic substances under conventional conditions. Even under certain conditions, igniting the silica gel does not release toxic substances during the burning process, and full combustion only generates non-toxic white powder, rather than toxic substances.

So, can silicone kitchenware produce toxic substances at high temperatures? can’t. You can rest assured to purchase this healthy and environmentally friendly material for kitchen utensils, ensuring food safety and avoiding environmental hazards. It is not only beneficial to your own health but also protects the environment, and you can do more with one move!

Post time: May-18-2023