Last month in the forums, Cucinadinana posted this conundrum about the proliferation of silicone bakeware:
"I still have not invested in [silicone bakeware], because my brain will not accept that these are safe to use. I just envision the cupcakes that are baked in these to be absorbing all sorts of chemicals with exposure to heat. I do not feel as nervous using the pastry brush, because it stays at a moderate temperature during use, and has limited time in contact with food products. ...
"What makes me nervous is that we have all seen how different products/pharmaceuticals/etc. get approval, and then 10-20 years later, there are reports that say things like, there is now a direct correlation between such-and-such and [health problem].
"So, my question is, who here uses silicone bakeware, and are there any others that prefer to not use these products? Am I just being a nervous Nelly, clinging too tightly to 'tradition'?"
Well, Cucinadinana, you're definitely not alone.Read More »from Is silicone bakeware a do or a donâ€™t?