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Using Aluminum Foil

Have you ever noticed that aluminum foil is shinier on one side than on the other? When you use foil for cooking (for example, when you wrap potatoes for baking), make sure the least shiny side is facing out. If not, the shiny side will reflect the heat rather than absorb it, and your food will take longer to cook!

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By Becki H. from Logansport, IN

Editor's Note: This seems to make sense but according to the Alcoa website there is no difference, that either side can be used except with the nonstick foil where the dull side has the nonstick coating. I guess testing is the only way to find out.

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October 20, 20060 found this helpful

Put Aluminum on top of the crock pot and tighten it down around the edges... everything cooks in half the time. Put on the lid as usual.

This really works I have done it for years.

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