Friday, July 9, 2010

How To - An Aluminum Foil Quandry - Shiny Side In or Out

Hi Friends,
I've received a question about using aluminum foil for baking.  Does it go shiny side in or shiny side out?
Great question as it seems like everyone has their thoughts.  The short answer according to Reynolds Aluminum Foil...It doesn't matter.  One side becomes shiny and one dull during the processing of it.  Having one side in or out doesn't affect the cooking in any way. 
There you go!


Erin said...

Okay, I'll confess...I did always wonder. Thanks for taking the time to find out.

Ashley said...

Thanks Nancy! I always did wonder about that.

Jill said...

Thanks for the info! I'm sure we've all wondered about that at one time or another.

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Ro Magnolia said...

Such an interesting question! I was always told to put the shiny side in to reflect the heat back on to the food. But I'm guessing it probably makes little or no difference at all! :)

(and I've almost totally stopped using aluminum foil anyway because I've found I prefer parchment paper for almost everything -- which has no shiny side at all!)

~Alison~ said...

I always suspected that it didn't matter! Thanks for finding out! Can't wait to tell my husband that I WAS RIGHT! He thinks he knows everything ;) LOL!


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