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Which side of foil goes inside with food,the shiny or less shiny side?

Asked By: superaltummare - 10/30/2006
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Which side of Aluminum Foil should I use, the shiny or the dull side... More
Answered By: Karen J - 10/30/2006
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less shiny
Answered By: babi_lara_ere - 10/30/2006
 
The less shiny side. The shinier side is to rebel the light or heat to avoid the food getting hot.
Answered By: bigbird_gem - 10/30/2006
 
Less shiney
Answered By: rose_merrick - 10/30/2006
 
The food is wrapped on the shiny side
Answered By: mamayer6 - 10/30/2006
 
shiny on the outside
Answered By: BIG IAN - 10/30/2006
 
less shiny
Answered By: clutterbug84 - 10/30/2006
 
SHINY cause heat inside gets reflected inward and matt side allows heat in
Answered By: q6656303 - 10/30/2006
 
less shiny...it's a heat thing:)
Answered By: AQHA34 - 10/30/2006
 
The Less shiny side goes on the outside as it will absorb more of the heat, and the shiny side inside will reflect the heat in to the food being cooked. Placing the shiny side outside will reflect back more heat.
Answered By: Tharmesh B - 10/30/2006
 
The less shiny side definitely !!
Answered By: p1ckle2006 - 10/30/2006
 
It doesn't matter. The only reason foil is shinier on one side is because of the way it's manufactured. When it comes off the rollers at the factory, one side just gets shinier than the other. The foil will conduct heat all around either way. There is no difference.
Answered By: efor1124 - 10/30/2006
 
It doesn't matter with plain foil. It you serve in foil, decide which side will look better.
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Answered By: novangelis - 10/30/2006
 
The official word from the Reynolds aluminum people is as follows: "It makes little difference which side of the Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil you use--both sides do the same fine job of cooking, freezing, and storing food. There is a slight difference in the reflectivity of the two sides, but it is so slight that... More
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Answered By: jjthinstrips - 10/30/2006
 
Less shiny.
Answered By: iain - 10/30/2006
 
It really depends on what your cooking most recipes will specify.
Answered By: blon_dee1 - 10/30/2006
 
The shiny side goes on the outside.
Answered By: Adrian B - 10/30/2006
 
I don't know if it matters, but I always put the less shiny towards the food.
Answered By: GingerGirl - 10/30/2006
 
The less shiny side.
Answered By: azteccamera - 10/30/2006
 
speaking of foil, i'm out. can you pass me some? :)
Answered By: j - 10/30/2006
 
the less shiney side
Answered By: brendan d - 10/31/2006
 
This is a mistake most people make, the shiny side must be inside so that the heat reflects away from the meat.
Answered By: gypsy - 10/31/2006
 
Shiney side in, that way the heat from the oven doesn't get reflected.
Answered By: Chariotmender - 11/1/2006
 
any side it doesn't really matter
Answered By: alex winefly - 11/1/2006
 
shiny side should be inside as it reflects the heat otherwise you are cooking your oven when wrapping food IE sandwiches shinny side out to reflect heat and keep sandwiches cool
Answered By: dee - 11/3/2006
 
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