About Lékué > Silicone Platinum
Silicone is an odourless, colourless polymer composed mainly of silicon, which is found naturally in sand, quartz and rocks. It is flexible, resistant and withstands high temperatures.
Platinum silicone is a type of silicone that uses only platinum (precious metal) as a catalyser, which increases its quality, apart from silicone’s other properties. This is the ideal material for manufacturing moulds or products that will come into contact with food. The safety and quality of each one of its components also makes platinum silicone the ideal material for baby bottle nipples or surgery materials for hospitals.
Cooking with Lékué’s platinum silicone moulds is completely safe; they don’t leave residues and don’t alter the flavour of food. All the products comply with the quality, technical and design specifications that guarantee durability.
Also, Lékué collaborates with professional chefs in the design of each product based on initial trials to cook real recipes in order to guarantee perfect functionality and ergonomics.
Lékué’s products are non-stick, they do not require greasing, making unmoulding easier. You save calories because you don't need to add extra butter and/or oil.
In addition, you can easily fold and store the products made with this flexible material without deforming them, so you save space in the kitchen. Silicone doesn’t break like glass and doesn’t rust like metals.
Bisphenol-A is a compound used to make certain plastics. This compounds has currently many applications in the building, automotive, and medical sectors, among others.
Lékué products are mainly made of platinum silicone, and contain no bisphenol, which ensures that they pose no health or environmental risks, generate no waste, and do not change the taste of food.
Platinum silicone is safe for food use because its unique properties make it perfect for use in the kitchen, both in the oven and the microwave. It doesn’t leave residues and doesn’t alter the flavour of foods. Thanks to platinum silicone’s properties, all foods are cooked evenly.
Lékué purchases its platinum silicone following the strict manufacturing controls that guarantee compliance to the most restrictive regulations for products in direct contact with foods from Japan, Switzerland, Germany, France and the US.
All Lékué products are regularly analysed by independent laboratories to certify that they are safe for food use.
Products manufactured with platinum silicone withstand high temperatures: -60ºC and 220ºC. Its versatility and ability to withstand to high temperatures make it safe to use in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer.
Platinum silicone repels water and germs so, apart from easy maintenance, it guarantees maximum food hygiene and safety.