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Food Grade Silicone & Grease
What Is Food Grade Silicone and How It Is Used
Food grade silicone is a type of silicone that is safe to use for foods. Food grade silicone lubricant is typically used to lubricate commercial cooking equipment. Some food grade silicone can also be used to create molds for food that start out as liquids but are designed to solidify as the end product. What's great about food grade silicone grease is that it is nontoxic; it never stains other food products, dishware, glassware, and cookware; it can easily be removed when used as a cast for molding various food products; and it is safe to use on various plastic objects.
Food grade silicone molds are commonly used to make molds of nonfood items that are later used as molds that are used, in turn, to shape food items into the shape of the initial nonfood item. Food grade silicone for molds is safe to use even for molds that are designed to make shapes out of foods such as butter, cheese, chocolates, gelatin, and candies. Food grade silicone is also typically utilized in food packing and processing to help keep foods from coming into contact with potentially dirty surfaces especially when being transported across assembly lines. Owners of butcher shops and meat shops also choose to use food grade silicone lubricant in order to prevent rust in meat-processing machines as food grade silicone is safe for consumption.
Different Types of Food Grade Silicone
Food grade silicone can come in many types and forms. For instance, food grade silicone molds found in tubes can be squeezed onto the objects that need to be molded. Food grade silicone spray is also popular and is used primarily as a lubricant when packing food as well as to protect the food from potentially unclean and unsanitary environments and conditions.
Food-grade lubricant grease technically performs the same functions as any other lubricant: it provides protection against wear, friction, corrosion, and oxidation as well as helps dissipate heat in for various machines like food processors and blenders used in food-service establishments.
Food Grade Silicone and Food Grade Grease at Rapids Wholesale
Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a variety of food grade silicone oil and food grade lubricant grease from one of the most reputable brands in the food-service market today, Vollrath. You can also choose from our very-own manufactured food grade silicone, food grade oil lubricant, and food grade grease.
Any of our food grade lubricant sprays as well as our Vollrath tube-based lubricant are ideal and safe to use for lubricating various kinds of food-service machines and equipment.