Silicone bakeware

Could you tell me the first thing to do before using silicone bakeware? You mentioned it on one of your shows.

Most products on the market don’t include instructions about this, which might lead you to think that no action is necessary. However, some manufacturers recommend greasing bakeware and heating it in a 120°C (250°F) oven for about 15 minutes before first use. Others say to wash it in warm, soapy water. It’s generally best to follow the instructions on the package. When buying bakeware, choose a quality product and compare items, making sure to pick the most heat-resistant. That said, bear in mind that most silicone bakeware cannot withstand temperatures above 250°C (500°F).