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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, 08:49 PM   #31
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There's also now a non-stick foil as well. Reynolds makes it.

Anyone try it yet?
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:54 PM   #32
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Yes, Corey, I've tried it and like it quite a lot. It's great when a dish that's toppe with cheese has to be covered with foil. I also use it to line some of my glass baking dishes when I'm cooking something especially "sticky." It's really slippery stuff.

It's a little pricey, but I don't use often enough to worry about the cost.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:34 PM   #33
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When you buy a foiled product at the store like a pot pie, it is shiny on the inside to include a pie crust and dull on the bottom. When you get a baked potato at a restaurant, it is shiny to the inside and dull outside.

Foil Gift Wrap is always shiny side out!!! Unless you are mailing, then it's plain paper side out!!!

Glue your craft macaroni to the shiny side and glue the dull side to a paper plate.

Designer print is on the outside of the dull side.

Of course alum foil is a condenser which sort of answers the question.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:07 PM   #34
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Yes, Corey, I've tried it and like it quite a lot. It's great when a dish that's toppe with cheese has to be covered with foil. I also use it to line some of my glass baking dishes when I'm cooking something especially "sticky." It's really slippery stuff.

It's a little pricey, but I don't use often enough to worry about the cost.


I forgot that you can acheive that same function with regular foil and a no-stick cooking spray.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:42 PM   #35
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I forgot that you can acheive that same function with regular foil and a no-stick cooking spray.
Tried that. But doesn't work as well. I keep the foil around because it's so effective.

It may take me a year to use up a roll of the Reynolds stuff.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:58 PM   #36
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Yes, it depends on how often you cook and bake.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:01 PM   #37
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I've always used shiny side up. Thats how my mom did it, so I continued to do the same.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:44 PM   #38
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So here I am hoping to get a definitive answer form the experts and (so far) all I have it a 3 way tie between anything other than who cares?
I usually just try to think about what I am doing and how it might effect it. Some times I dont even pay att.
Either way, thanks everyone for contributing, I'll be keeping an eye out for more theories. I think the difference is very negligible. Does anyone have any wrong side of the foil horror stories?
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:47 PM   #39
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In my mind, the 3-way tie is a sure indicator that it really doesn't matter which side of th foil is up.

On a related issue, always remember, "Green side up!"
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