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Stupid question that's been bugging me for ages.....

hannah19790 Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
What way up should tin/baking foil be??
I always do shiny side up, but is there a difference??
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
shiney side up.. i think.. but i am a man
#2
Heroin or cooking?
#3
LOL what a great question

I always go shiny side up, don't know why :-D
#4
Tanchi;4005671
shiney side up.. i think.. but i am a man


Does not matter.

I was a chef and know this is a fact - either side is as good as the other.
#5
Predikuesi
Does not matter.

I was a chef and know this is a fact - either side is as good as the other.


Thought so, I've never noticed either way when cooking my sunday lunch.. it still comes out burnt. LOL
#6
Predikuesi
Does not matter.

I was a chef and know this is a fact - either side is as good as the other.


Now the question is, why is one side shiny and the other side matte?
#7
Magic_monkey;4005727
Now the question is, why is one side shiny and the other side matte?


It is just the way most sheet metals come off the line. One side is always polished, but it is the same metal throughout. Some of the really cheap tin foils are not polished.
#8
Magic_monkey
Now the question is, why is one side shiny and the other side matte?



:?
#9
starsparkle2311;4005745
don't think it matters, but i like shiny side up:thumbsup:



I think that this is what the manufactors want. To be honest, it comes off the roll shiny side up, so why not!
#10
The question has evolved into how do you like your tinfoil?
#11
electriclinux
The question has evolved into how do you like your tinfoil?


Medium rare pls
#12
I've always wondered about this too! :)
now I am wondering why I never though of asking anyone? :?
Iz daft :p
#13
One side is shiny because of the rollers that brush against it as it comes off the machine.

Aluminium foil is made by rolling sheets of aluminium between pairs of polished steel rollers. The process is repeated over and over until the aluminium is squeezed thin enough.

The catch is that aluminium foil for kitchen use is so thin that it's hard to work without it tearing, so the last rolling step (to get down to 0.0005-inch thickness) is done passing two foil sheets together facing each other. The sides that face the rollers get very shiny.

If you want to cook something you put the shiny side inwards, to radiate the heat inwards and your food cooks quicker and if you want to keep food cool, you put the shiny side outwards to reflect the heat outwards.
#14
Makes Me Laugh How Some Folk Put This At The Back Of There Radiators To Reflect Heat Back In The Room,it Dosent Work Try It With A Turkey In The Oven After 2 Houres It Should Come Out Still Frozen Lol
#15
LMAO - I just thought it was something to do with heat rising or wotever lol

I think shiny side up looks nicer :oops:
banned#16
shiny side up and downat the same time :O
#17
I've always wondered the same!
#18
SunTzu
One side is shiny because of the rollers that brush against it as it comes off the machine.

Aluminium foil is made by rolling sheets of aluminium between pairs of polished steel rollers. The process is repeated over and over until the aluminium is squeezed thin enough.

The catch is that aluminium foil for kitchen use is so thin that it's hard to work without it tearing, so the last rolling step (to get down to 0.0005-inch thickness) is done passing two foil sheets together facing each other. The sides that face the rollers get very shiny.

If you want to cook something you put the shiny side inwards, to radiate the heat inwards and your food cooks quicker and if you want to keep food cool, you put the shiny side outwards to reflect the heat outwards.


Have you read that from the tin foil fan club or something coz thats what I wondered about the heat thingy. I knew I was talking sense :lol: lmao
#19
raptorcigs
Makes Me Laugh How Some Folk Put This At The Back Of There Radiators To Reflect Heat Back In The Room,it Dosent Work Try It With A Turkey In The Oven After 2 Houres It Should Come Out Still Frozen Lol

ooh do they, I gonna give it a go lol
#20
thesaint
Heroin or cooking?


lol, Would there be a dfference:w00t:
#21
snowtiger
I've always wondered about this too! :)
now I am wondering why I never though of asking anyone? :?
Iz daft :p


I know........I can't believe I haven't asked before lmao
#22
for baking potatoes shiny side in as I always though retained the heat
#23
shiny side up ...for some reason seems more slippy if i put it shiny side down?!?!?!
#24
people use tinfoil for cooking?
I guess I was using it wrong http://www.defensetech.org/archives/tinfoil_study.jpg
#25
shiny side on the food side , and ya should scrunch it up a bit first :roll:
#26
octobergirl
for baking potatoes shiny side in as I always though retained the heat


I always use kithen roll lol

magicbeans
shiny side up ...for some reason seems more slippy if i put it shiny side down?!?!


Slippy? :?

electriclinux
people use tinfoil for cooking?
I guess I was using it wrong http://www.defensetech.org/archives/tinfoil_study.jpg


LMAO :lol:

owlass
shiny side on the food side , and ya should scrunch it up a bit first


ooo, thanks u Delia:p

jellybaby22
I always put the shiny side outside..cos it looks pretty and shiny....... x


Haha yh same here:-D

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