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View Poll Results: aluminum foil? - shiny side up or down ???
Shiny side always up. 10 29.41%
Shiny side always down. 9 26.47%
I dont pay attention. 5 14.71%
I decide based on the dish/application. 10 29.41%
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:17 AM   #11
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So the result of the manufacturing process with no imperceptible difference how it is turned in cooking.

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Old 05-08-2007, 08:25 AM   #12
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I can't remember the name of the show on The Food Network but the guy that hosts it Alvin Brown (?), same guy that does Iron Chef did an experiment with it once. He concluded that it makes no difference which side is up/down. Now, if anyone can think of the name of that show you'll win the prize because it's driving me insane
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:29 PM   #13
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Yep, that's it. Thank you so much!
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:44 PM   #14
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I always used it shiny side up. Never thought about it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #15
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Just like cookware/bakeware, it does make a difference. I have two cookie sheets, one dark and one light. If I need to use both for the same cookie recipe, I have to line them with foil; shiny side down with the cookies baking on the dull side. (I use thin foil for this.)

When baking a casserole like lasagna, I cover it with the shiny side down. If you haven't noticed, the ingredients and heat will deteriorate the dull side.

When baking a pie, I line the pie pan with foil shiny side up to give a flakier crust. For cakes, dull side up.

For lining a roasting pan, it's shiny side down; same reason as for casseroles.

I am not wild about using foil but in this area metal bakeware is subject to rusting. I have invested in as much glass bakeware as possible.

When taking frozen food camping, it is left in it's original packages or ziplocs, wrapped in butcher paper, and wrapped in alum foil, shiny side out. And if anyone opens that ice chest, they've had it!!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:16 PM   #16
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if as some claim it doesn`t make any difference, then perhaps they could explain why Hypothermia blankets are Silvered on the Inside?
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:27 PM   #17
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hmmmm.....never really thought about it.....I just use it as it comes out.....so shiny side out.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #18
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Cooking in an oven is conduction/convection, NOT radiation. If it were radiation, then the shiny side would relect(or refract)the radiation. The foil absorbs the heat either way.

It is, as stated, a result of the manufactering process, and makes no difference.

I always wear my foil hats shiny side out though, to stop govornment waves from controling me
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Quote:
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I can't remember the name of the show on The Food Network but the guy that hosts it Alvin Brown (?), same guy that does Iron Chef did an experiment with it once.
That would be ALTON Brown. Alvin is a singing chipmunk with A.D.D.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:11 PM   #20
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I always wear my foil hats shiny side out though, to stop govornment waves from controling me





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