Should You Use The Shiny Or Dull Side Of Foil

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Which side of Aluminum Foil should I use, the shiny or the dull side?

  • Actually, it makes no difference which side of the Aluminum Foil you use! Both sides do the same  job of cooking, freezing and storing food.

The difference in appearance between dull and shiny is due to the Foil manufacturing process. In the final rolling step, two layers of Foil are passed through the rolling mill at the same time. The side coming in contact with the mill’s highly polished steel rollers becomes shiny. The other side, not coming in contact with the heavy rollers, comes out with a dull or matte finish.

I personally thought that the dull side of the Foil went towards the food because the shiny side reflects the heat. Boy, was I wrong!

So if this has been a pressing issue in your household along with which direction to put the toilet tissue roll on the holder…you now have the correct answer!

Why do some people call it Tin Foil? 

  • In the 19th century, Thomas Edison invented a phonograph machine, in which a sound-driven vibrating needle impressed grooves into a cylinder covered with a thin Foil of the soft metal, Tin. In the 20th century, Tinfoil was being widely used as a wrapping material for foods and drugs. By the middle of the century, Tinfoil had been replaced almost completely by thin Foils of a different metal called Aluminum. Yet many people persist in calling Aluminum Foil “tinfoil.”

Check out this useful link about Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrap as well!

Tip from: Hot Dish Homemaker

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I love cooking for family and friends and decided to create the Hot Dish Homemaker blog as a forum to share my recipes and love for cooking. I hope you will inspired to try my recipes and share them with your friends and family! Enjoy!

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