Use + Care

Silicone Components

Silicone can absorb strong fragrances from soaps (dishwasher or by hand). We HIGHLY recommend using a non-fragrant dish soap for this reason when caring for your silicone. If your silicone has absorbed some smells or fragrance, you may find your child will not like the taste and thus may not complete their lunch.  We recommend testing un-eaten foods every now and then to determine if this may be why your child is not eating all of their lunch.

Getting rid of scents + fragrances in silicone

Here are a few different methods we have tested and customers have shared on how they have gotten rid of smelly kitchen silicone products:

1. Vinegar + Baking Soda Soak (1:1 ration of vinegar and water will also work)

Here what to do:

  • In a separate sink/bowl, fill (just a few inches deep) with very hot water and vinegar (equal parts)

  • Sprinkle in a teaspoon of baking soda (you should see a fizzing - if you don't add a bit more)

  • Mix and let the silicone soak for a few hours (overnight ideally)

  • Rinse and dry

You may need to repeat this a few times - depending on how strong the scent.

2. Boil in Water + Vinegar


Here what to do:

  • Fill a pot up with 3/4 water and 1/4 white vinegar (enough that your silicone components are submerged)
  • Add a table spoon of non-fragrant dish soap (optional)
  • Boil for 10-15 mins
  • Remove from water, rinse, and dry