Can you put silicone molds in the oven?

How to use silicone molds in the oven

Surely all of you have ever doubted which containers are suitable for baking and which are not. When in doubt, we often go for the easy way, aluminum molds or steel molds never fail.  We know they won’t burst, they won’t melt…a safe bet. But there are times when using other types of molds can benefit us either because we will improve cooking in a particular recipe, because we will demold better, because cleaning is easier….

As we have started saying, using a metal mold you will not go wrong. If you opt for this option, you will have a lot of options to choose from: removable molds, non-stick molds, aluminum molds, steel molds…

Silicone molds are all good in terms of cleanliness, release, non-stick, shapes… the truth is that they are widely used in the catering industry due to the many advantages they offer, especially in industrial kitchens.  They withstand temperatures well (between -60 and 230 degrees depending on the silicone) and can be washed in the dishwasher, which is essential in a professional kitchen?

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How to use silicone molds for cupcakes

Some time ago we also talked about which containers can be put in the microwave which is also very interesting to know. The materials that can be put in the oven and in the microwave are different, although on rare occasions they may coincide as in the case of silicone cookware.

Above all, remember, we will provide general information about which materials are suitable for the oven, but the information provided by the manufacturer on the packaging and on the product itself or its instructions should always prevail.

Now we are going to talk about ovenware and specific objects that can generally be put in the oven (always paying attention and giving preference to what is indicated by the manufacturer):

How to make silicone molds for baking

Some time ago we also talked about which containers can be put in the microwave which is also very interesting to know. The materials that can be put in the oven and in the microwave are different, although on rare occasions they may coincide as in the case of silicone cookware.

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Above all, remember, we will provide general information about which materials are suitable for the oven, but the information provided by the manufacturer on the packaging and on the product itself or its instructions should always prevail.

Now we are going to talk about ovenware and specific objects that can generally be put in the oven (always paying attention and giving preference to what is indicated by the manufacturer):

Silicone molds can be put in the gas oven.

If you have noticed, at Claudia&Julia we have never had silicone cooking utensils in the store. While we do have some spoons or spatulas with which to handle food and take care of the pans, we do not have silicone molds in which to cook directly, either in the oven or in the microwave.

We always recommend cooking in iron, stainless steel or ceramic utensils, all of them are very natural materials in which to cook. When the type of food or for convenience when cooking requires another material, we definitely recommend non-stick utensils, never silicone.

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I cannot say anything about the first two points, since I have not been able to make comparisons. I can only say that the molds that are made to effectively transmit heat is because the materials are quite resistant to heat. But about the rest:

-Silicone molds leave no flavor whatsoever. If you are a rat and you buy in the Chinese a silicone mold, with silicones that look more like those of the joints of the walls, then obviously you will not get a good result. But this is extrapolable to any other utensil, a bad and cheap metallic or ceramic utensil is going to leave contaminants in what you cook in it, besides heavy metals.