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Feb 11, 2012 07:53 AM

silicone cooking utensils

Does the silicone cooking utensils stain? Such as, would white, yellow or other pale colors stain if you stirred tomatos or berries with them?

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  1. Mine haven't stained. I don't know about the new cheaper ones but, Le Cruesuet are good.

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    1. re: Sid Post

      le creuset was what I was thinking about. Just not sure about the color.

      1. re: dixiegal

        Rubbermaid white does not.....but maybe you should consider the colored ones available.

        1. re: dixiegal

          Pick your favorite color or the one that matches your kitchen and enjoy them! The LC are really good.

        2. re: Sid Post

          I have a "Pyrex" branded version that has both stained and tends to retain odors; the Le Creuset ones have been fine for 4-5 years now.

        3. Not in my experience, but it does not mean none of them does not.

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          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            True....with age everything eventually will discolor from original. My experience is the older they get, they eventually deteriorate and become more brittle and less pliable.....

          2. At home no, in a commercial kitchen yes. Not sure if there was a different quality purchased or if it was simply abuse and excelerated use, but the one's i've used in commercial kitchens do melt, do burn and do discolour :P

            1. I've had one solid silicone spatula stain when I made butter chicken with it. Tumeric plus food coloring meant the blue spatula of all colors stained.
              I personally wouldn't worry too much. They're cheap enough to replace if you don't spend a fortune. Now to have an expensive one stain? That would really irritate me.