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Test Kitchen Tip: Use Aluminum Foil Shiny Side Up or Down

By Julissa Roberts, associate food editor

December 29th, 2011

Most people think it matters whether aluminum foil is used shiny side up or down, but the surprising truth is that it doesn’t make a difference. The variation is a result of the manufacturing process—the shiny side comes in contact with highly polished steel rollers, and the matte side doesn’t. The appearance has no effect on how the foil performs.

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