Silpin Problem!

Decorating By MikeRowesHunny Updated 20 Feb 2010 , 1:08pm by Texas_Rose

MikeRowesHunny Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:40pm
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Does anyone else's Silpin get a static charge to it when rolling out fondant?! Mine crackles away non-stop when I'm rolling my fondant out, and of course, attracts fuzzies within a 5 mile radius - grrr! Anything I can do about it?!

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catlharper Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 10:37pm
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You might try to rub it down with a piece of fondant and see if that helps...only thing I could think of!

Lorieann55 Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 2:27am
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I've noticed it too. Have not found a cure for it yet.

milkmaid42 Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 5:48am
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Take this with a healthy dose of salt: Is it possible to lightly rub it with a used dryer sheet? Would it impart an unwanted fragrance, and more importantly, would it possibly leave traces that might not be food safe? Just musing here...Maybe someone could supply the answer. I use a big aluminum one so don't have to deal with that.

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 6:36am
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Do you have the silpin with plastic or metal handles? I have the one with metal handles and don't have any static problems. I usually have a lot of static...every time I open a freezer door at the store I get shocked...but never had any problems with the silpin yet.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 12:59pm
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I have the long silpin with no handles (like the Wilton big pin) - but there are metal ends to it.

I'm also terrible with static and am always getting shocks off things & people, maybe it's me causing it lol?!

Mike1394 Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 1:00pm
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Just your electric personality icon_biggrin.gif LOL


Texas_Rose Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 1:08pm
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We used to use something like this when changing the filters on gas pumps. I wonder if it would solve the problem. There are also antistatic mats you can get, maybe if you put one where you stand while you roll your fondant it would help.

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