Food grade silicone is a kind of silicone that is safe for food. Silicone is often used to make molds for food starting with liquid and curing. It is nontoxic; Do not stain food, dishes or cooking utensils; It\'s easy to remove from cast objects; It is safe to use on various plastic objects. Food grade silicone is usually used to make non-food molds for later use as molds to cast food into the shape of the original non-food. The mold is used to make shapes with chocolate, butter, gelatin, cheese and candy. Food grade silicone is also used in food processing and packaging to prevent food from touching unsanitary surfaces when transported across assembly lines. Hunters and butchers use lubricant food grade silicone in grinding and cutting machines to prevent rust as it is safe. Food grade silicone can be found in various forms to make it more practical for different uses and work. It is found in the test tube that food grade silicone is usually similar to cake icing and can be squeezed on the object to be formed. It can also be found to be a thinner liquid that needs to be mixed and poured on a cast object. Some food grade silicone can be found in the thick consistency like clay; This type is used for small, usually flat objects that can be pressed in silicone to make molds. Another form of food grade silicone is the form of aerosol or liquid, which is mainly used as a lubricant in food packaging and protects food from toxic or unclean conditions. Food grade silicone as an aerosol or liquid is flammable when exposed to a direct flame, so this type should be avoided in applications requiring this exposure. Food grade silicone in clay Like form and those used to make molds, it is registered for safe use at temperatures up to 450 degrees F. Users should read the specific instructions for each type in order to use them correctly and without problems. The time required for food grade silicone curing to be used as a mold depends on the type of silicone ( Dumping, squeezing from pipes or claylike) And the brand of silicone. Many people will leave in a few hours while others will only take a few minutes. Some may need to be set at room temperature, while others can be placed in the fridge to set up faster. Food grade silicone for molds is about $20 per pound and may sound very expensive. If one thinks that the mold made will last for several years and is easy to disassemble, then the initial cost sounds more like a wonderful investment. Almost any small body used for candy making can be cast with only a few ounces of food grade silicone.