I noticed recently that the black silicone body of the Precision Cooker is getting sticky. Or is it melting? What can I do? Does anybody encounter this before? Pls share.
Hi ya @Bumblebee95
Why do you believe that it is a silicone?
Silicone elastomers have poor structural properties. The usual silicone elastomer plastic in the kitchen are non-structural like spatulas and trivets and coatings.
The usual reason for an elastomer to become sticky is exposure to an / excessive plasticisers. What that might be depends on the elastomer.
Thanks for the insight. Still need a solution to resolve this. Any ideas?
Have you tried washing it with a detergent surfactant or a gentle solvent?
My convenient go to for quick clean ups is window washing solution, either generic or homemade with a scoshe of bleach solution. Homemade is clean water, a splash of DAWN, a splash of ethanol, a splash of bleach.
The particular appliance at hand gets a damp cloth wipe after using it for my likely kitchen-dirty hands.