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What’s the Difference between Silicone Kitchenware and Stainless Steel Kitchenware?

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What is stainless steel kitchenware?

Stainless steel kitchenware, also known as stainless steel cutlery, is usually made from an alloy of iron or other metal elements mixed with some other micro elements. Due to its good metal performance, and stable property, stainless steel kitchenware has always been popular with people.



What is silicone kitchenware?

Silicone kitchen utensils and appliances is one of the silica gel products. Using food grade silica gel as raw material, through high temperature molding, silicone food containers or silicone heat insulating mats are mainly used in the kitchen or barbecue. According to customer's demand, it can be made into various colors and shapes. Silicone product is a new type of material that combines environmental protection, stable chemical performance, high temperature resistance, and softness in one. It is anti-fouling, stain resistant, oil resistant, non-stick and stands out in many kitchen utensils and appliances of various materials.


Silica gel kitchen utensils and appliances mainly fall into two categories: one is pure silica gel kitchen utensils and appliances; the other is wrapping plastic silica gel kitchen utensils and appliances. The so-called pure silica gel kitchen utensils and appliances refer to the whole product made of silica gel while the wrapping plastic silica gel kitchen utensils and appliances refer to the product that has some parts made of silicone gel. With its many characteristics, silicone products have won popularity in many countries including Europe and the US. That is to say, silica gel products have entered into every corner of life, in forms of silicone cake mold, silicone ice mold, silicone water bottle and other daily necessities. It is so popular that some silicone articles for daily use are in short supply.


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The advantages of stainless steel kitchen utensils and appliances

1, Stainless steel products do not oxidize, and is corrosion resistant. Traditional aluminum kitchen utensils and appliances are easy to be oxidized and corroded; enamel products are not corrosion-resistant; iron products are easy to rust.


2, Stainless steel products are tough. It will not break if you accidently drop it on the ground. At most, it will cause some unpleasant sound..

3, Stainless steel kitchen utensils and appliances is easy to clean, which helps in making washing an easier job.



The advantages of silicone kitchenware

Collapsible silicone sandwich container can be folded, kneaded and flipped. It takes up little space and can be put into pocket. Different from regular food containers, it will not mold even after a long-term use.


Thanks to its high and low temperature resistance, silicone kitchenware can withstand as high temperature as 240℃ without deformation, and as low as -40℃ without hardening, so we can put them into the microwave oven, without having to worry that it will melt, age or yellow.


Silicone reusable container is easier to clean than metal ones. The stains on it can be washed away with detergents with little or no chemical substances.


The chemical properties of silica gel are very stable, so products made of silicone have a longer life than other materials.



Main differences between silicone and stainless steel kitchen utensils and appliances

Silicone kitchen utensils and appliances have a high temperature resistant, long service life, and is soft and comfortable, environmental friendly, non-toxic, while stainless steel kitchen utensils and appliances is hard and susceptible to deformation. So it is not suitable for children and the elderly to use. Besides, stainless steel, if not maintained well, can also get rusted.


To sum up, using silica gel kitchen utensils and appliances has been an irreversible trend, at least before a new material that is better than silica gel is produced. So what are you waiting for? Go get some silicone kitchenware for yourself!


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