Silicone Care

Why Does My Food on My Silicone Suddenly Taste Like Soap?silicone care - cleaning silicone
Removing Soap Residue From Silicone

Sometimes silicone products can retain oil residue on their surfaces. If you experience a change in food taste (tastes like soap or plastic) it is because your silicone product has oil residue that has built up on the surface. White residue on silicone after dishwashing is an indicator of a buildup of oil residue from your dish soap. There’s no need to worry as this can be easily be avoided and fixed.

How can this be avoided?
In order to avoid this use any dish soap that does not contain essential oils, antibacterial agents, or moisturizers. These are all oils that can stick to silicone and can cause an unpleasant taste often described as being soap or plastic-like. We recommend using an unscented cleaner such as Seventh Generation unscented dish soap.

How can I fix this?
Use a fresh lemon or lime to remove the oil residue. Cut and rub the lemon all over the silicone and let sit for approximately 10-15 minutes and then thoroughly rinse. You can also make a paste of white vinegar and baking soda. Put the paste all over the silicone, let dry, and rinse. You can also safely boil otterlove products to sanitize or use hydrogen peroxide as outlined in our satin removal instructions.


How Can I Remove Stains From Silicone?  

Due to our high-quality silicone, otterlove products are generally stain resistant, but it that doesn’t mean that they aren’t stain proof. Some foods like pasta sauce and curry may leave a stain, especially when left on the silicone for extended periods of time. There’s no need to worry as stains can easily be removed using hydrogen peroxide.

Simply cover the stained area with hydrogen peroxide (available at grocery stores and pharmacies) and let sit overnight or up to one day. If the stain extends up the sides you can mix baking soda with the hydrogen peroxide to make a paste and coat the stained surface. Hydrogen peroxide is safe for silicone and not only removes stains but cleans the silicone too.

Cover the stained area with hydrogen peroxide and let sit overnight
Let sit overnight or up to one day and the stain will be gone.
Baking soda can be mixed with hydrogen peroxide to make a paste to coat sides.