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Old 03-11-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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ISO this vintage cooling rack

I own two of these vintage cooling/baking racks(?) from the 70's or 80's (parent hand me downs). They are 7 1/2" x 6 3/4". I use them in a lot of ways. They fit down inside a square brownie pan just right. I can also set one down in a large skillet for frying if I wish to keep food off the hot pan bottom. The chrome has now worn off somewhat, but I'll not throw them away. All I see for sale nowadays are the longer rectangular cooling/baking racks. Does anyone own a square cooling/baking rack like this? Anyone have a link to buy them if they still even make them?


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Old 03-11-2018, 06:50 PM   #2
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I have several that size that either came from kitchen boxes from my late mom that I sorted through, toaster ovens or other small appliances that I replaced but kept the racks , they can also be found at yard sales, thrift shops, etc.

I like that size because it fits over a dinner plate nicely for draining a small batch of fried foods, or cooling a banana bread or cookies.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:57 PM   #3
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I have several that size that either came from kitchen boxes from my late mom that I sorted through, toaster ovens or other small appliances that I replaced but kept the racks , they can also be found at yard sales, thrift shops, etc.

I like that size because it fits over a dinner plate nicely for draining a small batch of fried foods, or cooling a banana bread or cookies.
I Googled my heart out but gave up looking for them online. I too use them for setting my fish and chips fried fish pieces on after frying. If I set my fried fish to cool on a paper towel or something, it causes the fish batter to go soggy.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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I own two of these vintage cooling/baking racks(?) from the 70's or 80's (parent hand me downs). They are 7 1/2" x 6 3/4". I use them in a lot of ways. They fit down inside a square brownie pan just right. I can also set one down in a large skillet for frying if I wish to keep food off the hot pan bottom. The chrome has now worn off somewhat, but I'll not throw them away. All I see for sale nowadays are the longer rectangular cooling/baking racks. Does anyone own a square cooling/baking rack like this? Anyone have a link to buy them if they still even make them?

I found this :

https://www.houzz.com/product/100614...-baking-dishes

Not exact but ...
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:17 PM   #5
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Pretty close. 10"x 10" x 1" Thanks for the link. I'll keep looking. Garage sales and thrift shops may be my only hope of finding something really close. The stainless steel coating has almost worn off mine. They aren't as shiny anymore, but I luv that size.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:37 PM   #6
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In light of the conversation about multiple items in our kitchens, I'm wondering why you need more than the two you have?

You could try Ebay.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:04 PM   #7
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I gave up after page 10 on eBay. As I said, the stainless steel coating on these are almost gone.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:43 PM   #8
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I own two of these vintage cooling/baking racks(?) from the 70's or 80's (parent hand me downs). They are 7 1/2" x 6 3/4". I use them in a lot of ways. They fit down inside a square brownie pan just right. I can also set one down in a large skillet for frying if I wish to keep food off the hot pan bottom. The chrome has now worn off somewhat, but I'll not throw them away. All I see for sale nowadays are the longer rectangular cooling/baking racks. Does anyone own a square cooling/baking rack like this? Anyone have a link to buy them if they still even make them?

I have one that fits perfectly in a 9x13 cake pan. I use it often for roasting.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:27 PM   #9
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Maybe just me, but I wouldn't worry in the least about the finish not being new, unless they are rusted.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:45 PM   #10
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I have a wire rack just like yours, Caslon. It came in, umm, something long gone, so I repurposed it. It also fits perfectly in the toaster oven tray.
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