As a low-taint, non-toxic material, silicone can be used where contact with food is required. Silicone is becoming an important product in the cookware industry, particularly bakeware and kitchen utensils.
Silicone is used as an insulator in heat-resistant potholders and similar items; however, it is more conductive of heat than similar less dense fiber-based products. Silicone oven mitts are able to withstand temperatures up to 260 °C (500 °F), allowing reaching into boiling water.
Molds for chocolate, ice, cookies, muffins and various other foods.
Non-stick bakeware and reusable mats used on baking sheets.
Other products such as steamers, egg boilers or poachers, cookware lids, pot holders, trivets, and kitchen mats.