Collapsible Silicone Gear

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Motomom34, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I have been seeing a rise in collapsible items. Bowls, cups, mixing bowls and now a collapsible bucket plus tea kettle. These collapsible items are interesting because they save on space, plus really light weight but I wonder if they are worth it in the long run. Some collapsible buckets and dinner wear are said to be made from durable, heat-resistant, nonstick, and flexible silicone but you must really make sure to read because some are more toxic then others. I have a collapsible dish for my dog. We take it when walking so he can have a drink that is really handy to have.

    bowls. collapsible-silicone-bucket-7.

    TeaKettle- It think this a great item and am interested in testing this one out. My current kettle takes up so much space but this item could be a solution.

    Durable For Temperature:-40°c to +230°c;Stainless Steel base for extreme heat resistance.
    Material: Silicone Kettle, Stainless steel Base, Plastic Handle.BPA Free

    You could not use this stuff over an open campfire but I think it could be real useful if you have a small burner/stove.
  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Than, not then. Common grammer error.
    I have tried a few silicone items at home. They do work, but I do wonder about longterm use - will they still be useable after several years?
  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Well, definitely bowls would be worth it and a bucket would be handy for about everything from bathing to dousing the fire to washing dishes. Should you try the Kettle then definitely let us know the result for tea, one of my many vices, must be consumed every morning prior to any conversation....or else! :)
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  4. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety

    I have a silicone cake pan and its the shnizzle! Bake the cake and it comes right out, and most of the time the pan does not look like its been used.
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  5. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I took one of the Summit to Sea bowls with me to NZ this year, worked as advertised and used for pretty much anything dining related. I don’t have too much use for a plate living out of a pack, though I do have the StS plate as well.
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  6. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    very interesting!
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Soon as they teach them to cook, I want one of those silicone ...never mind.
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I have used the cups and it works fine I have always wondered about mold getting into the silicone
  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am a clean person so that did not enter into my thoughts but my son who camps is not great at washing out things. Can mold get into silicone?
  10. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I don't know but I have seen mold on rubber and plastic and I am sure that it has some kind of pores that open up when hot and close when cold but I could be wrong
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  11. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Closest I could find was cleaning tips on bathroom silicone. So, apparently, black mold can form on damp silicone items. Just keep them dry!
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