Silicone gloves (also known as silicone heat-insulating gloves, silicone microwave oven gloves, silicone anti-scalding gloves, etc.). They are good kitchen and household tools. The gloves are made of pure high-quality silicone, which is harmless to the human body.
Silicone gloves have good high-temperature resistance, heat insulation, and anti-slip properties. They are used for ovens, microwave ovens, or daily cleaning.
Let’s take a look at the types of silicone gloves, their uses, and answers to frequently asked questions. Think of this as a guide to silicone gloves and you will find everything you need to know!
There are mainly two kinds of silicone gloves in daily life.
The first type is pure Silicone gloves. Pure Silicone gloves are mainly made of FDA and LFGB food-grade silicone materials. They are durable and normally used as household cleaning gloves, which are very common and cheap.
Silicone cleaning gloves are one of the necessary tools for household cleaning. They can care for your hands and can also be used to clean cars or pets conveniently.
The second type of gloves is made of silicone and thermal insulation cotton. The inner layer is environmentally friendly thermal insulation cotton, and the outer layer is pure silica gel. The two-in-one combination silicone gloves are heat-insulated and safe, with excellent protection. They are usually used for baking purposes, such as bread and cakes. Combination silicone gloves are more expensive than pure silicone gloves. Silicone thermal insulation cotton gloves can be used at high temperatures to protect hands from heat damage.
What is silicone?
The raw materials for the production of silicone are water glass and quartz sand. Almost every kind of sand contains silica, which is an element in the earth’s crust! The form of silicon we are talking about today is silicone “e”, which is composed of silicon, oxygen, and Man-made polymers made of other elements. The polymer has been found to have a variety of properties. It can be gel, liquid, soft, hard, or even rubbery.
Silicone is easy to clean, very suitable for cooking, very suitable for hospitals, and a substitute for plastic.
Can silicone products be recycled?
Silicone, like plastic, can be recycled many times. Silicone usually has to be sent to a special recycling company to be properly recycled. Many users will only throw away the silicone at the end of its useful life. After recycling, it can be made into an industrial lubricant or playground covering.
Are silicone gloves safe?
The gloves are made of FDA Silicone. Generally, pure Silicone gloves can resist large range temperatures from -40 to 250 degrees Celsius. When done baking, we suggest silicone heat-resistant cotton gloves. They are thicker to have better heating insulation.
Can you wash silicone gloves?
Before first use and after every use, we can wash the silicone gloves with hot water (diluted food cleaner) or in a dishwasher. Do not use abrasive cleaner or foam. When cleaning the silicone cotton gloves, we need to clean the inner also, put them inside out to dry them.
The Bottom Line
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the silicone glove market has grown. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to wear gloves to go to the store or travel with your family. Your good defense against bacteria should always wear a mask and wash your hands!