How to best care for silicone tableware?

How to wash silicone baby products

Effective Tips for Keeping Silicone Tableware Fresh and Odour-Free

Silicone is a fantastic choice for baby products due to its durability, safety, and ease of cleaning. Nevertheless, it can retain odours from dishwashing detergents and food, particularly when not rinsed thoroughly or washed with very hot water. Silicone can also absorb smells from other products if stored in a close proximity.

To help parents who struggle with soap smells on their silicone tableware, here are some practical care tips.

  1. Thoroughly rinse away soap: It may seem like a no-brainer, but it's crucial to rinse off all the soap after washing your silicone tableware. Ensuring that no soap residue remains will not only eliminate unpleasant odours but also enhance the suction performance of your products.

  2. Use warm water instead of hot: Silicone is more likely to absorb smells when exposed to hot water. To minimise the chances of odour absorption, try washing your silicone tableware in warm water instead.

  3. Towel dry when possible: Taking a few extra moments to towel dry your silicone tableware can help maintain its appearance and keep it looking like new. Gently pat the items dry with a clean towel to remove excess moisture and prevent water spots or streaks.

towel drying silicone tableware will make them looking like new every time

By incorporating these simple tips into your cleaning routine, you can ensure that your silicone tableware remains fresh, odour-free, and ready for your little one's next meal.

Is silicone tableware dishwasher safe?

For busy parents, rest assured that all Brightberry products are dishwasher safe (top rack)! Our high-quality, food-safe silicone can handle high and low temperatures without leaching any chemicals.

We recommend using dishwashing liquid instead of tablets or powders and opting for a normal temperature setting. Using less detergent can also help prevent soap smells and white spots on your dinnerware.

Tackling Unwanted Odours and More Care Tips for Your Silicone Products

If you're experiencing unwanted smells on your silicone products, or would like to learn more about proper care for silicone tableware, we recommend checking out the following resources: