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Silicone bands?

CobraCobra Posts: 110
edited 6:15PM in EggHead Forum
Anyone ever heard of, or used silicone bands? They are used in place of string to tie things up when cooking. They claim to be temp resistant to 600, just wondered it anyone had tried them.

Heres a link to what Im talking about.

http://www.4thegrill.com/hak785.html

Comments

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,449
    that site doesn't open for me, but I assume you might be talking about these?
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    They work but seeing they have to be cleaned after use I seldom use them as butcher's twine is easier to use and then pitch in the trash!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • I use baker's twine a good bit.. That stuff is great and if it burned off on a cook, I don't think there would be any issue. Plus it is really cheap ..now the silicone, I would personally be very careful to avoid accidentally burning or ingesting. I'ld bet a direct flame could cause a bit of nastiness.....but thats just me and clearly no scientific basis for my comment...
  • KnaufKnauf Posts: 337
    I got a box of various sized silicone rubber bands that can be used in a variety of things in the egg. They work great.
  • I can see that there may be an "ease" with the bands, but I'm a string guy!
    Then, when everybody forgets to bring string (MMFF) :ohmy: ....skewers even work :whistle: !
  • I actually bought some yesterday, but I'm thinking of taking them back. When I've tied something up in the past, it's nice to just cut the string and be done with it. If I have to drag a rubber (silicone) band off of the meat, I'll likely burn my fingers and it'll likely drag some of the herbs and spices off the surface.
  • I actually bought some yesterday, but I'm thinking of taking them back. When I've tied something up in the past, it's nice to just cut the string and be done with it. If I have to drag a rubber (silicone) band off of the meat, I'll likely burn my fingers and it'll likely drag some of the herbs and spices off the surface.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,616
    I bought some, but not sure that I really like them. I tried to truss up a chicken with them. Butchers twine is much easier. Also tried them on some stuffed chicken thighs I made. It was a mess. Maybe I need to try them again, but I find twine is much easier and I like being able to cut to the length I need.

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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Jer,

    You and Steve put that contraption together, eh? Gotta admire the fine use of the cast iron skillet :P

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    Hey, do you think you will be bringing someone this year or flying solo?
  • Adam:
    Thanks for the picture tutorial.... :lol:
    Not sure if I can talk Toni into coming or if I'm flyin' solo again, but I will do my absolute best to be there. Maybe even taking vacation to get in on Saturday :woohoo: :woohoo: !!
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I know you meant Friday :S this is a 3 day deal, Mr..
  • RIGHT ON....It's been a long, hard week :blush:
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