The Difference Between Silicone and Stainless Steel Tableware
1. The Features of Silicone Utensils
Silicone utensils is in harmony with the temperature. Whether the food is cold or hot, silicone utensils can protect the temperature of the food itself and reduce the change and loss of temperature. The food placed in silicone kitchen tool set can maintain the original temperature after a period of time, and will not transfer the temperature to the user. The particularity of silicone utensils itself is different from other materials, which makes its products have amazing use effects. silicone utensils will not produce harmful substances after high-temperature cooking.
Moreover, the silicone utensils can be folded, kneaded and overturned, which does not occupy space and will not absorb oil. It has the function of desiccant, so it will not become moldy and deteriorate due to long-term storage.
2. Silicone vs Stainless Steel Utensils
Silicone kitchen set utensils are made of food grade silica gel material. silicone utensils has soft texture and good hand feeling. It is environmentally friendly, easy to clean, high temperature resistant, not easy to deform and rich in color. It has pure silicone utensils and rubber coated silicone utensils. Their surfaces are both made of silica gel.
Stainless steel utensils is made of stainless steel. Although it is relatively strong and durable, its texture is relatively hard and its hand feel is general. Stainless steel utensils is easy to conduct heat, which may cause skin burns. If soy sauce, salt, vinegar and leftovers are placed in stainless steel utensils for a long time, stainless steel may have chemical reaction with these things, produce toxic substances and endanger our health. Therefore, we should pay more attention to the use of stainless steel utensils.
Stainless steel is a metal composed of chromium and nickel. Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion in air, steam, water and other media. But we all know that metals are harmful to human body, especially chromium and nickel. Long term contact with stainless steel will cause certain harm to human body. Silica gel can make different colors, which is in line with people's different aesthetics, and the color will not affect the safety of silica gel. Stainless steel has only one color to choose.
Therefore, silicone utensils are better than stainless steel utensils in terms of safety and appearance.