What is Silicone?
To throw a bit of science at you, silicone is an inert, rubber-like material, that is safe, durable and pliable. Silicone is created from oxygen and bonded silicon, a very common natural element found in sand and rock. Bumkins only uses 100% food grade silicone in our products, without any fillers. Our products are always tested by third party labs and meet or exceed all US safety standards as established in the CPSIA.
What are the Benefits of Silicone?
Safety: Our silicone meets or exceeds safety standards, including our colorings. Silicone does not contain any petroleum-based plastics or toxic chemicals like those found in plastics such as BPA, Lead and Phthalates. It is also non-toxic to animals and marine life.
Bacteria Resistance: Silicone has a natural resistance to bacteria, making it safe and hygienic. It can be safely boiled to sterilize, if desired. Silicone does not react with food or beverages and does not produce any hazardous fumes.
Stain Resistance: Silicone is resistant to most odors and stains. Certain strong smelling foods may permeate silicone, but this can be easily remedied using a mixture of water and white vinegar.
Dishwasher Safe: Silicone is extremely easy to clean. It can be safely boiled to sterilize and can be routinely cleaned in the dishwasher (top rack only, basket recommended).
Durable: Silicone does not warp or damage, and can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. It is also resistant to age, sunlight, moisture and chemicals. Silicone is flexible and shatter resistance.
Safe in Appliances: Silicone is microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe, safe up to 445 degrees Farenheit. Silicone has the capacity to evenly distribute heat and the ability to cool instantly after heated.