Can Silicone Molds Go In Oven? Tips For Bakeware


Can You Put Silicone Molds in the Oven

Silicone molds look like so much fun and could be useful to your messy baked goods. But can you put silicone molds in the oven? We are going to explore whether silicone pans are made with heat-resistant material, and if they are safe to go into the oven.

pouring batter into a silicone mold

You don’t want to miss out on all of these tips to help you take care of silicone molds and use them to the best of your ability.

Are Silicone Molds safe to use in the Oven

The good news is that yes, most silicone molds are safe to use in the oven. Silicone molds which are intended to be used for baked goods are made with a heat resistant material, and our food-grade silicone, which makes them a good option to use for baking in the oven.

Before you use them in the oven, we do recommend that you double-check and make sure that your silicone molds are intended to be used for baking, and are oven safe. Most silicone molds on the market today, are intended to be used for baked goods or food-grade silicone, and are oven safe.

Silicone Products

Silicone products are so much fun because they come in all different kinds of bright colors, as well as shapes and sizes. They are a great alternative to your traditional metal pans, which have been around for a long time. Metal bakeware can sometimes be a challenge to use, and silicone bakeware or molds are a great alternative.

Silicone items can be found for many different purposes, grades, and shapes. Not only does silicone kitchenware come in molds, which can be used for baking, or chocolate making, but also silicone kitchenware can be found as silicone spatulas, silicone mats, and more.

Silicone Cookware

When choosing your silicone cookware to use in the oven it’s important to make sure that it can withstand high temperatures, is made from a durable material, and is made so that it is a food-grade silicone product.

Food Grade Silicone

It is important to make sure that your silicone molds are food-grade silicone before using them in the oven. Food grade silicone is a good quality silicone cookware, which is safe to use in your oven. As long as it is food-grade silicone cookware, then it is an excellent choice to use for your cooking.

High Temperatures

High quality silicone molds can withstand higher temperatures. You will want to check and see what the maximum oven temperature is that your specific silicone mold is rated for per the manufacture’s instructions.

When you buy a silicone mold, it will typically tell you what the higher temperatures are that it is rated for.

You can then make sure that this temperature rating will work for you, with what you intend to use the silicone cookware for in your oven. Not only will the silicone cookware state the high temperature it is rated for, but also the low temperature, any extreme temperatures, or temperature changes it can withstand.

For example, when you are looking to buy a silicone mold, it should have a safe use statement on the packaging. It should tell you whether the mold is safe to use in the oven, microwave, or refrigerator. It will also state the safe temperature range that that specific silicone mold is safe to use. Often it will range between -30°F to 430°F. 

Keep in mind these temperature ranges are not exact and will depend on your specific silicone mold. Make sure to check your silicone mold-safe use statement so that your mold can withstand the high temperatures which you intend to use it.

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Oven Safe

The manufacturer’s instructions will also explicitly state if your specific silicone mold is safe to use in the oven. And most silicone molds available on the market today are safe to use in the oven, but it is always good to make sure that your specific mold is safe for the oven, and what the highest and lowest temperature is that it is safe for.

Silicone Bakeware Products

Silicone bakeware products have many beneficial aspects to them. Let’s look at a few key points related to silicone molds.

Made from Durable Material. Silicone molds are made from a durable material. They are typically heat and cold-resistant and can last for quite a while.

Non-Stick Surface. Silicone molds have non-stick properties, which help to prevent food from sticking to them. Plus, you can easily flip the silicone bakeware inside out, to release any food items they might contain. This makes for easy food preparation and cleanup. 

Baking Time. The baking time of food in a silicone mold is equivalent to that of your traditional bakeware. The silicone mold helps your food to cook evenly and makes for very easy cleanup.

Types of Molds

Silicone molds come in many different shapes and sizes. Silicone molds are intended for baking but also have other purposes, such as chocolate making, or even freezer molds.

Silicone cake molds are one of the best ways to make delicious desserts. Because silicone cake pans come in a variety of shapes, you can make your cake batter into the perfect size to fit your need. Anywhere from regular-sized cakes, to mini cakes, can be made in silicone molds.

Silicone molds can also be found in muffin tins or cupcake holders. You can also find silicone pans in muffin pans, bread pans baking pans, or cake pans.

In addition to your traditional pans which can be found as silicone replacements, you can also find unique shapes, which are beneficial for making chocolate shapes or other molded shapes. Pretty much, the sky is the limit when it comes to the different types of silicone molds available on the market today.

Proper Care of Silicone Molds for the Home Baker

Knowing how to handle your silicone molds is half of the battle. You will want to make sure to double-check the manufacturer’s instructions on your packaging before throwing it away. But most silicone molds can be handled as follows.

Washing instructions. Silicone molds can be washed in soapy water and then rinsed thoroughly. Most types of silicone molds can be washed by hand and are often dishwasher safe as well.

Handle with care. Even though silicone molds might not seem like it, you will still want to handle them with care. If they are coming out of a hot oven you will want to avoid direct contact, then you’ll want to handle them with oven mitts, to prevent yourself from getting burned.

Storage suggestions. Silicone molds can be kept at room temperature in between uses. They are also used best when they are at room temperature before baking them in the oven. It’s a good idea to allow them to cool to room temperature before rinsing them in cold water.

spooning batter into plastic mold

Silicone Type of Bakeware

Silicone is a type of heat resistant material. They are made with a type of plastic yet versatile material that can handle temperature changes and is even usually high heat resistant.

You will want to make sure your specific type of silicone mold is safe for the oven, but they do make a great baking pan, because of the easy release from the mold, overall ease of use, and quick cleanup.

Due to the flexibility of the silicone mold, the best way to use them in the oven is not to place them directly onto your wire oven rack. Instead, you will first want to set the silicone mold on a baking sheet, then place the baking sheet on your oven rack. 

If desired, you can use cooking spray on most silicone molds, to help with the easy release. Though sometimes it is unnecessary because silicone molds are usually a non-stick surface in general.

Harmful Chemicals in Silicone Molds 

You might be wondering if there are any harmful chemicals contained in these silicone molds which could contaminate your food. Let’s look at what the U.S. food and drug administration has to say about the production of silicone molds.

We have linked to their article in regards to silicone molds. However they essentially say that if a rubber item is intended to be used for holding food, then that item needs to be made from synthetic polymers and other substances which are safe for food.

This means that the type of synthetic rubber used to make silicone molds has to be a high quality synthetic plastic, which does not produce any chemical reactions when exposed to hot temperatures.

It also must be a food-grade silicone mold, so that it is safe to contain your food. Other types of low-quality silicone bakeware might be risky, especially if they are not rated for high temperatures, or safe.

Essentially, most types of silicone molds which are rated for high heat, or low temperatures should be safe for your food items.

Source: USDA 

Can you use silicone molds in the air fryer?

In most cases, yes you can use silicone molds inside of the air fryer. As long as your silicone mold is highly heat resistant it should be safe to use. However, you want to make sure that your silicone mold can safely fit inside your air fryer.

Can you use silicone molds in the microwave oven?

Yes, most types of silicone molds are safe to use in the microwave oven as well as your traditional oven. You will want to double-check your specific silicone mold to make sure that it is safe for the microwave.

filling silicone molds

Silicone Molds for Baking

Silicone molds come in a variety of colors which are so much fun, how are easy clean up, and are a great addition to your kitchen in general. There are so many different things you can make in a silicone mold, in addition to using it to bake items in the oven. Now that you know you can put your silicone molds in the oven, it’s time to get baking!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you have gained some helpful knowledge in regard to putting silicone molds into the oven.

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Faith is the resident baking expert of this sister duo, and first started baking at age ten when she learned to make chocolate chip cookies on her own. From there she went on to have her own night of the week to make dinner for the whole family. She is excited to share amazing recipes and a love of food, and help you become kitchen smart!

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