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Aluminum foil, shiny side up or down?

 

Have you ever wondered whether to use aluminum foil with the shiny side up or down? Or how about when covering baking dished which side to face inwards?

 

Have you ever wondered whether to use aluminum foil with the shiny side up or down?

Or how about when covering baking dished which side to face inwards?

Some believe the shiny side will reflect more heat than the slightly duller side.

It doesn't matter which side faces, up down or inward. We tested a number of different variations ourselves and have read other testing that all results in the same conclusion.

Aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat, so it doesn't may any perceivable difference whether it is shiny side up or down.

Need a roasting rack to keep poultry or other roasts off the bottom of your roasting pan to prevent the meat from stewing in it's own juices and creating flabby skin?

You can create your own with aluminum foil.

Twist an 18 to 20 inch length of aluminum foil into a rope and then shape the rope into a ring. Place the ring of foil into your pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray and place whatever you are roasting on top. Voila! Instant roasting rack.

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