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Old 08-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Tin foil - shiny side in or out?

What is the final word on tin foil? Shiny on food or dull on food?

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
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Cook's Illustrated, if I remember correctly, said there is no difference.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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Yes, I think Cook's Illustrated determined it didn't make any difference which side was on the outside of a dish/pan/container. I've not seen any appreciable difference between one or the other when I cook.

The one thing I am SURE of is to use the correct side when I'm using Reynolds Release foil.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:22 PM   #4
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Ummm.....I think we went over this recently.

The difference in finishes is because the foil is made with two sheets overlapping each other.

In other words: "It desn't make a hill 'a beans."
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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I like to use it shiny side up................ looks prettier!
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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I am with Uncle Bob. Also, when I am having a bad day and put on my tin foil hat I find it works much better with the shiny side out.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:24 PM   #7
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I am with Uncle Bob. Also, when I am having a bad day and put on my tin foil hat I find it works much better with the shiny side out.
OMG, you are the funniest woman. (You are a woman, right?) Anyway, I thought I was the only one who knew the secret of the foil wrapped pyramid hat.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:41 PM   #8
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...(You are a woman, right?) ...

OOOOPS! Now you've done it.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:22 AM   #9
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OOOOPS! Now you've done it.
Oh man, I just saw this post. I swear, I was only joking with the woman comment. I mean, I thought it was safe since it was Aunt Dot and all my aunts are women but so many of the other user names are gender ambiguous and.... I hope I'm not digging myself in deeper if Aunt Dot isn't a woman. Aunt Dot, please forgive me whichever way I may have screwed up.
Your fellow follower of the foil hat,
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:22 AM   #10
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You a woman?



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