Greasy Silicone Mats
I'm going nuts with this. I love my silicone baking mats, except that they are SO hard to get clean. After they are washed and dried, they have a film of grease on them. I am not talking about the natural, slick-sticky feel of the silicone; I mean a film of grease that is visible to the naked eye and feels greasy.
I use Dawn, which is the best dish degreaser I know of. Adding baking soda seems to help cut the grease and get the mats clean, but not always. Running them through the dishwasher doesn't help. Any ideas?
I was going to suggest the dishwasher, that has worked for me - but I certainly know what you mean. When ever I hand wash I always think - how on earth are they still greasy.
I'll be curious if anyone else has found any tricks.
Notes I took on this problem say to wash with hot water and good dish detergent, using a nylon scrubby to scrub in tight circles. Rinse, then feel for sticky areas. Pour 1/4" layer of baking soda on the sticky places, then rub it in with a wet scrubby and let the paste dry completely. Then wash and rinse again.
That said, I now use parchment instead.
The 'grease' just improves the nonstick properties. I only rinse them in very hot water for general use, and give them a quick scrub with detergent if they feel sticky after a long period of non-use.