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Use the extra oven rack for a cooling rack for cakes, cookies, etc. For smaller items like cookies, cover the rack with foil to keep them from falling through.
By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
When you need a cooling rack for a baking sheet full of cookies or a cake pan just removed from the oven, remove one of your stoves burner grills (mine are black cast iron and removable for cleaning, etc) and set it on the counter top to set the cooling pan on top of it, so air can circulate beneath it.
When it's cool enough just replace it on the stove and your food is cool; no cooling rack taking up extra space; your cooling rack is invisible, in service on your stove top and always available if you need a cooling rack.
By Patti from Oklahoma City, OK
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This is a great way to cool down a pan from the oven. My husband came up with this - AMAZING! He pulled 4 tablespoons out of the drawer turned them upside down and Voila! An instant rack for cooling. Works great if you don't own wire racks or if you don't have enough.
By NoRulesArt from Sunny Florida