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Deodorizing silicone utensils

PeterPanPan Jun 3, 2012 01:40 PM

I have several silicone utensils. All of them retain some kind of smell from cooking and dish washing liquid. I tried using vinegar and hot water to soak them but didn't work. Do you have any suggestion to deodorize silicone utensils? Thanks.

  1. Chemicalkinetics Jun 3, 2012 02:58 PM

    Have you tried to soak them in baking soda solution. Put 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1-2 cup of water. Dissolve well. If necessary, microwave or heat it up for better dissolution. Now, try to soak your silicone utensils in this solution.

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    1. re: Chemicalkinetics
      TeRReT Jun 4, 2012 05:47 AM

      I second this method. Its what I use to get odours out of my nalgine containers, plastic containers, leather sandals, new appliances, etc.

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
        PeterPanPan Jun 4, 2012 10:17 AM

        Thanks, I'll try it tonight. How long should I soak the utensils?

        1. re: PeterPanPan
          Chemicalkinetics Jun 4, 2012 10:41 AM

          I say at least 15 minutes if not 60 minuts. Just give it a try. Different odors come from different sources. Some of them are easier to be removed with vinegar as you have tried, while others are easier to be eliminated with baking soda. So it can be unpredicitable.

          I would heat up or warm up the baking soda solution to make sure the baking soda is dissolved, and then soak the the utensils in the hot/warm solution. A warmer solution will work quicker. It does not have to boiling hot, but it should be warm to hot.

      2. Antilope Jun 4, 2012 02:02 AM

        I use Ivory dish washing liquid on plastic utensils and food storage containers. It doesn't leave an objectionable scent on plastic.

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