Other Kitchen Essentials

Aluminum Foil

There are a number of uses aluminum foil. It’s a useful item to have because of its versatility. It can be used for loosely covering foods that you bake. It can also be used to line the bottom of some items that you use to cook or bake. As an example, here is something you can try. When you use a baking sheet for premade rolls, you can line the bottom of the baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil. It does not appear to have an impact on the baking, but does make it a little easier to clean up.

Remember it is not a good idea to put aluminum foil in a microwave. It should be avoided. The HowStuffWorks article, “What if I Put Aluminum Foil in the Microwave?” explains this.  

Sometimes when you start doing things, you think of the things that directly relate to what you are doing and forget about some of the other things you need.

Having places to set hot items down helps keep things safe. Trivets are the thing you need. Trivets help protect your counter surfaces. Not only that, there are many artistic designs to help beatify your kitchen space.

Two things to consider when purchasing a trivet are material and height. Different types of materials will provide different amounts of counter heat protection. If you choose trivets that are raised from the surface, be sure that it is high enough to protect the surface underneath. Metal trivets might also transfer a certain amount of heat to the legs of the trivet. Remember that the shape of the item lying on top of the trivet might extend over the sides of the trivet.

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