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How many of you own those mesh, metal cooling racks for cookies?  Does everyone use them? I just started using them a few years ago and now I couldn't get along without them.  I really like
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Cooling rack for cookies??

posted at 11/27/2010 9:57 PM EST
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How many of you own those mesh, metal cooling racks for cookies?  Does everyone use them?
I just started using them a few years ago and now I couldn't get along without them.  I really like those things.

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posted at 11/27/2010 10:26 PM EST
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Do not have any right now but have wanted to get some so think now is a good time. How are you doing Nancy? Charlotte came home today. Sore but doing good. Thanks for the prayers, how did your Thanksgiving go? Take care sweet dream.

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posted at 11/28/2010 7:33 AM EST
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Hi Sharon -- it's great to hear good news about Charlotte.  I hope and pray you get more "good news" about dear people in your family and Christmas is a joyous time.

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posted at 11/28/2010 11:58 AM EST
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I use my cooling racks a lot.  I like the over size ones.  Many times I will just pull the parchment paper off the cookie sheet and lay it on the rack.  No transferring to the rack and the cookies slide off easily once they are cool. 

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posted at 11/28/2010 2:36 PM EST
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I use my cooling rack when I bake.  I can put the rack on the counter as I have very little counter space as we live in an apartment.  I have a cart with a cutting board top which helps also.

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posted at 11/28/2010 5:04 PM EST
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ahhh nikki -- parchment paper and a cooling rack!  Life is good. Wink

Mary Jo -- I'm in a small condo with very limited counter space.  I use my smooth top range as space -- it helps but it's not enough.

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posted at 11/28/2010 8:40 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Cooling rack for cookies??:
ahhh nikki -- parchment paper and a cooling rack!  Life is good . Mary Jo -- I'm in a small condo with very limited counter space.  I use my smooth top range as space -- it helps but it's not enough.
Posted by Nancy G


Just a wild idea but check some of the office supply stores for the wire "in and out" racks that files can be placed on.  Place one of your cooling racks on each level.  This way you can cool multiple racks and not take up much room.  There are multi level cooling racks but if you already have the cooling rack why buy more? 
Not 100% sure it would work but it might be worth a try.  Bring a cooling rack to the office supply store to see if it would fit, or if you don't want to look completely nuts just buy one and return it if this doesn't work out.

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posted at 11/28/2010 9:21 PM EST
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Thanks nikki ..... sounds like a good idea.  
It's such a mess to try to find space for cooling cookies while loading baking sheets to make more.

hee hee hee -- I wonder why I bake at all.

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posted at 11/28/2010 10:01 PM EST
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I don't have the mesh cooling racks.  Haven't really seen those around here.  But I do have the regular racks.  One has folding legs so I set that one up and slide another under it for a two tier rack.  They hold quite a few cookies and are usually cool enough to transfer to a plate by the time the next batch is ready.  The parchment idea sounds workable too.  Thank you.

That reminds me I better start baking this week if i want to get done before Christmas LOL.

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posted at 11/29/2010 7:51 AM EST
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Hi H.M.  
I think what I described as a "mesh" cooling rack is just  like what you have..... regular racks. ....heavy wire construction about  1/4 - 1/2" apart.   Some I got at WalMart.

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posted at 11/29/2010 8:17 AM EST
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Oh I use them!!!  I have for many years now.  They are great for cookies that need "drizzled" after cooling as an excess flows down and away from the bottom of the cookie. No soggy bottoms here!!!

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posted at 11/30/2010 7:48 AM EST
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I have some.  But I seldom need them.  Cookies don't even have a chance to cool off before they are gone.  LOL

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posted at 11/30/2010 10:50 AM EST
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lol lol lol - Pat - that's a great "problem" to have with great baking.  Thanks

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posted at 11/30/2010 12:10 PM EST
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I bought one a few years back and loved it so much I had to buy a few more, I don't know how I got by with out them!

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posted at 11/30/2010 12:22 PM EST
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I even use mine to double as table protectors for hot dishes.  I found out the hard way last Thanksgiving what a hot pan does to a dinning room table.  TOOTHPASTE to the rescue!  Yes the cooling racks are a MUST in this house and anyone caught snatching a cookie before they are cooled had better hide because they get to clean the kitchen after I'm through baking!   Funny thing though I can never catch them in the act but the cookies sure disappear.  Sometimes I wonder if Elves or Leprechauns don't live here!

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posted at 11/30/2010 12:23 PM EST
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I even use mine to double as table protectors for hot dishes.  I found out the hard way last Thanksgiving what a hot pan does to a dinning room table.  TOOTHPASTE to the rescue!  Yes the cooling racks are a MUST in this house and anyone caught snatching a cookie before they are cooled had better hide because they get to clean the kitchen after I'm through baking!   Funny thing though I can never catch them in the act but the cookies sure disappear.  Sometimes I wonder if Elves or Leprechauns don't live here!

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posted at 11/30/2010 12:49 PM EST
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i use them the cookies are better dont break as fast

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posted at 11/30/2010 2:48 PM EST
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In Response to Cooling rack for cookies??:
How many of you own those mesh, metal cooling racks for cookies?  Does everyone use them? I just started using them a few years ago and now I couldn't get along without them.  I really like those things.
Posted by Nancy G


Found them yeas ago at a yard sale and use them for all sorts of things.

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posted at 11/30/2010 3:43 PM EST
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Hi NANCY/JOHN; You both show as originating the post asking about mesh cooling racks; soI adress yu both to answerUndecided
I don'thave a mesh cookie cooling rack, but I do have( & use often), a pizza screen( similar I think?)Undecided I find it helpfull  in preventing smaller or softer cokies from slipping through the [too]  wide metal wires in the standard cookie cooling rack . Frown I love mineKiss too & even get to make pizzas on it. WinkSmile

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How many of you own those mesh, metal cooling racks for cookies?  Does everyone use them? I just started using them a few years ago and now I couldn't get along without them.  I really like those things.
Posted by Nancy G

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posted at 11/30/2010 4:02 PM EST
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NANCY G; I bake 'cuz I love  to Kiss & hubby loves the cookiesKiss  We live in a condo( small kitchen)EVERYTHING  MUSTSERVE MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE
While he's out at his VOLUNTEER JOB; I use his empty kitchen chaitr to  hold  the next raw cookie dough filled cookie sheet; and  one of my stovetop burners to hold the mesh cooling screen . Of course, fallen cookie crumbs need to be cleaned up afterwardsFrown; an unpleasant chore,since it requires removal of the very heavy & often hot    cast iron burner grids. At those time, I to wonder why I bake at all??????????Undecided 
Then I eat a cookie(
taste test) and know exactly why I bake!!!!!!!!!!!Wink
Wink

n Response to Re: Cooling rack for cookies??:
Thanks nikki ..... sounds like a good idea.   It's such a mess to try to find space for cooling cookies while loading baking sheets to make more. hee hee hee -- I wonder why I bake at all.
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