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heloise's column last week reminded me of an old one i knew and had forgotten if you are lining a pan with foil, simply turn the pan over and shape it around the bottom of your pan   &
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TIN FOIL HOW TO'S

posted at 12/10/2012 9:17 AM EST
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heloise's column last week reminded me of an old one i knew and had forgotten


if you are lining a pan with foil, simply turn the pan over and shape it around the bottom of your pan              it makes it so much easier to put it in the pan without poking holes in it
(what did they do with the REAL alluminum foil any way?)
used to be the heavy duty one actually was        now even the commercial box at sam's is not heavy
i would much rather pay more and have what i need ---but can't seem to find it 
       OH! YES!  (slap of my head)      i am paying more anyway

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posted at 12/10/2012 10:39 AM EST
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Nellie --- why didn't you write this EARLIER??    I made that stickyTiger candy just yesterday morning and had to work/struggle to butter the foil lining the inside of a 9x13 pan.

Thanks for this great tip.

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posted at 12/10/2012 11:42 AM EST
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That is a great tip and a lot less cleanup.

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posted at 12/10/2012 1:59 PM EST
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heloise's column last week reminded me of an old one i knew and had forgotten if you are lining a pan with foil, simply turn the pan over and shape it around the bottom of your pan              it makes it so much easier to put it in the pan without poking holes in it (what did they do with the REAL alluminum foil any way?) used to be the heavy duty one actually was        now even the commercial box at sam's is not heavy i would much rather pay more and have what i need ---but can't seem to find it         OH! YES!  (slap of my head)      i am paying more anyway
Posted by nellie v


Thanks Nellie this is a Great Tip!

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posted at 12/10/2012 2:22 PM EST
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I have always used that trick; but sometimes I manage to poke a hole in it when I put it in the pan.  Now I wrap a small towel around the rounded end of a knife and smooth it in place.  Works like a charm.  I still use the Heavy Duty, and I find it at Kroger's and Meijers.  Wouldn't be without it.  I also use a lot of the foil that has the non-stick side when covering anything with a sticky top.  I also line baking pans or casserole dishes with that kind of foil.  Makes clean-up a cinch!  Parchment works wonders, also.

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posted at 12/10/2012 3:22 PM EST
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To make the foil a little more "heavy duty" than usual layer a piece of parchment with the foil.  It will add a bit of bulk to the foil, go around corners a bit easier and the parchment paper could be reused for another layering or another baking project.
You could also layer with waxed paper as the paper would not be in contact with the food and it would be protected from the heat of the oven by the foil.
It is the corners that there is more problems with the foil tearing and that is where I have problems.  I will try wrapping the foil around the bottom next time. I have several pans with sharp corners and they always pose problems.

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posted at 12/10/2012 3:48 PM EST
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I have always used that trick; but sometimes I manage to poke a hole in it when I put it in the pan.  Now I wrap a small towel around the rounded end of a knife and smooth it in place.  Works like a charm.  I still use the Heavy Duty, and I find it at Kroger's and Meijers.  Wouldn't be without it.  I also use a lot of the foil that has the non-stick side when covering anything with a sticky top.  I also line baking pans or casserole dishes with that kind of foil.  Makes clean-up a cinch!  Parchment works wonders, also.
Posted by Darla M


darla,
i know that they still sell a box marked  'heavy duty'  but it is not the same as it used to be
and what is in the regular box is like the thin off brand stuff
i have it all----------------------the old 'heavy duty could actually cut you and it did not tear when you try tl wrap a brisket or other things

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posted at 12/10/2012 4:35 PM EST
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Reynolds Aluminum Heavy Duty Foil is sold in rolls and sheets in various stores

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posted at 12/10/2012 6:00 PM EST
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Reynolds Aluminum Heavy Duty Foil is sold in rolls and sheets in various stores
Posted by Maxine M


maxine
i repeat for you
i'm aware of that

BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME PRODUCT THEY USED TO MAKE

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posted at 12/10/2012 10:26 PM EST
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You're right Nellie.  Not the same as it used to be although it costs more than ever. 

Thanks for the tip Nellie.  I'll have to try that since I'm always poking holes in the foil.  Or maybe I just need to cut my nails shorter lol.

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posted at 12/11/2012 12:51 AM EST
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 I do not have any problems with Reynolds Aluminum Heavy Duty Foil  when I use it for any purpose. I also use the non stick Reynolds foil without problems. I buy it  when it is on sale and use coupons.

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posted at 12/11/2012 7:48 AM EST
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I willl try putting the foil on the outside next time.  Thanks for the tip!

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posted at 12/11/2012 10:08 AM EST
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the heavy duty foil we used to get was so tough      it could not easily be used for lining pans
also at the ball park when we do briskets or pork ribs, etc      it didn't tear when moving around or opening and closing around a brisket                    and i do use reynolds wrap, although i have tried store brands to see if there was a difference

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posted at 12/11/2012 1:19 PM EST
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i like the foil with parchment paper on works great

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posted at 12/11/2012 3:27 PM EST
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I like to use parchment paper.

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posted at 12/11/2012 5:35 PM EST
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I like to use parchment paper.
Posted by Mary Jo T


I also love using Parchment paper.  I used to think it was expensive to use but when you take the time it saves in washing, the pans it saves because they do not get scratched when running a knife around the edge of what ever is in the pan I think it is worth it.
I have also cheated a bit and I have been known to use a piece of parchment paper twice when I am making cookies.  I will slide one batch off and put another on and bake.  When the first batch is cooled I will remove the cookies, flip the paper over and load it up with another batch to go into the oven.

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posted at 12/11/2012 6:16 PM EST
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In Response to Re: TIN FOIL HOW TO'S : I also love using Parchment paper.  I used to think it was expensive to use but when you take the time it saves in washing, the pans it saves because they do not get scratched when running a knife around the edge of what ever is in the pan I think it is worth it. I have also cheated a bit and I have been known to use a piece of parchment paper twice when I am making cookies.  I will slide one batch off and put another on and bake.  When the first batch is cooled I will remove the cookies, flip the paper over and load it up with another batch to go into the oven.
Posted by nikki p


me too , in fact i bought it from the home shopping club in 95 before it was in stores
     how do you put it in a cake pan?
i did not like the reynolds foil lined w/ parchment         that was all i had on hand to wrap a brisket one day and it was very bulky           and even w/ low temp       the parchment side scorched badly

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posted at 12/11/2012 8:05 PM EST
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In Response to Re: TIN FOIL HOW TO'S : I also love using Parchment paper.  I used to think it was expensive to use but when you take the time it saves in washing, the pans it saves because they do not get scratched when running a knife around the edge of what ever is in the pan I think it is worth it. I have also cheated a bit and I have been known to use a piece of parchment paper twice when I am making cookies.  I will slide one batch off and put another on and bake.  When the first batch is cooled I will remove the cookies, flip the paper over and load it up with another batch to go into the oven.
Posted by nikki p


I use LOTS of parchment and always use each sheet over and over ..... until it looks like it needs to be tossed.   I really like that stuff.  I do wish it came in the "right" size for my cookie sheets.

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posted at 12/12/2012 8:27 AM EST
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In Response to Re: TIN FOIL HOW TO'S : I use LOTS of parchment and always use each sheet over and over ..... until it looks like it needs to be tossed.   I really like that stuff.  I do wish it came in the "right" size for my cookie sheets.
Posted by Nancy G


nancy,
since i have more than 1 box i always cut  one box to the size i use most and re-roll them and keep in box

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posted at 12/12/2012 9:21 AM EST
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For 13X9 pans I cut a piece that runs the length of the pan and will go up the sides.  Sometimes I do not bother doing the other sides as the cake or bar cookies are pretty easy to loosen from the 2 bare sides.  If I do have to go all the way up all 4 sides I will cut the parchment large then cut the corners to fit in.  To keep the excess parchment from falling into the batter I clip the paper to the pan with wooden clothes pins or binder clips.
For a Round pan I cut a square then fold it in half then quarters then fold again place the point at the center of the bottom of the pan and cut off the part that extends past the edge of the pan.  That gives you a "round" for the bottom.  I do not usually put parchment on the sides of a round or square pan.
I also have 2 silicone pan liners that fit a 8 and a 9 inch square pan so I often use that for the square pans I have.
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