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Old 11-17-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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What is a wire rack?

What does it mean to cool on a wire rack?

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Old 11-18-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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Something like this:

Amazon.com: Professional Cross Wire Cooling Rack Half Sheet Pan Size: Home & Garden
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #3
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FrankZ nailed it, it is basically exactly what it sounds like. They are a must have in the kitchen, imo.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:55 AM   #4
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They are used to cool baked good so that there is air circulation all around. Things that are baked in a pan like cakes and bread would could become soggy if left in the pan to cool completely.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:32 AM   #5
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what guy wires stare at...

(guy wires?)
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:14 AM   #6
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They're also referred to as cooling racks.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:30 PM   #7
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wire racks

Besides cooking foods by letting the air circulate around whatever it is you are cooling (cakes and baked goods in particular). They are also great to coat foods with chocolate. Place the wire rack atop a sheet pan and the fruit or chocolate truffle (for instance) on the rack and pour the melted chocolate on top. The excess will drip into the sheet pan (which you can scrape up for use later) and the chocolate coating will be even and smooth.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:58 PM   #8
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:49 AM   #9
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A half sheet pan and wire rack are absolutely necessary when cooking bacon in the oven. It's the only way I've found to cook bacon perfectly and as grease free as such a product can be made.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:18 AM   #10
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Press hard boiled eggs through for uniform egg salad.
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