2021 is about to end, and Christmas at the end of the year is the most anticipated holiday for every family. Preparing a Christmas Eve meal is something worth taking seriously. Not only need to prepare exquisite and delicious ingredients, but also need to choose the right kitchen utensils. The kitchen utensils mentioned here not only include beautiful knives and forks, and exquisite plates. For aluminum foil, which is often used as a food heating material, you also need to know what aluminum foil can be used for and which heating methods are not suitable for aluminum foil. This article will tell you in detail about aluminum foil for kitchen’s little knowledge

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Uses of Kitchen Aluminum Foil

As a food packaging material with good thermal insulation properties, aluminum foil has always been welcomed by people. Moreover, because aluminum foil has excellent thermal conductivity, people often use aluminum foil to wrap food for heat treatment, such as BBQ or heating food in an oven. Aluminum foil has a place in the kitchen because it has physical properties that other packaging materials do not have, such as:

(1) The surface of the aluminum foil is clean and hygienic, and its surface will not grow any bacteria or microorganisms.

(2) Aluminum foil is a non-toxic packaging material, it can be in direct contact with food, and there is no health hazard.

(3) Aluminum foil is an odorless and odorless packaging material, which will not cause any peculiar smell to the packaged food.

(4) If the aluminum foil itself is not volatile, it and the packaged food will never dry or shrink.

(5) No matter at a high temperature or low temperature, there will be no grease penetration in aluminum foil.

(6) Aluminum foil is a kind of opaque packaging material, which can be used to pack food that is afraid of sun exposure, such as butter.

(7) Aluminum foil has good plasticity, so it can be used to package products of various shapes.

(8) Aluminum foil has high hardness and high tension, but its tear strength is small, so it is easy to tear, that is, it is resistant to support but not tearing.

It is precise because of these characteristics that kitchen aluminum foil has become a packaging material that every family will use.

aluminum foil for packaging

Can I Use Aluminum Foil as a Packaging Material for Food Baked in the Oven?

Now almost every family has an oven. Therefore, cooking food through the oven is also the most familiar way of cooking.  But when cooking food in the oven, whether aluminum foil or grease paper should be used, there have always been two different sounds. Some people think that oily paper is healthier, and some people think that wrapping food with aluminum foil and heating it will make the color of the food surface more attractive.

Use Aluminum Foil to Heat Food in the Oven

Aluminum foil paper has fast thermal conductivity, has the advantages of high-temperature resistance, no pollution, stable chemical properties, and usually appears in cigarette cases, hardware, and materials. The food wrapped with it is heated evenly and can perfectly retain the flavor of the food. , So as not to stain the oven.

aluminum foil for heating food

Aluminum foil paper is suitable for meat and oily foods, such as roast duck, roast chicken, grilled fish, grilled seafood, etc. It can lock the moisture well, make the food taste fresh and tender, and the nutrition will not be lost, and the oven will not be soiled by grease. Keep it clean and tidy. When baking the cake, the top is too close to the light. You can also cover it with a layer of tin foil to prevent the color from being too dark.

Use Grease Paper to Heat Food in the Oven

Grease paper is made of base paper with high tenacity and coated with a layer of dry oil. Its advantages are folding resistance, waterproofing, stickiness, and non-reflective. The food wrapped with it will hardly slip. Grease paper can be used repeatedly 2 or 3 times. In the kitchen, oil paper appears very frequently.

Grease Paper For Heating Food

There are many uses for greased paper. For example, when you bake biscuits for your child, spread the greased paper on the bottom layer to prevent sticking. You can use oil paper when baking egg rolls, biscuits, pastries, and barbecues. It has the characteristics of toughness and high-temperature resistance. Grease paper can only appear in the oven, not the oven or open flame.

In general, these two types of paper are suitable for use in the oven. The difference between them is that aluminum foil paper is more suitable for meat packaging, for the food to have a better gloss.

Can Aluminum Foil be Used to Heat Food in a Microwave?

Another issue that has received the most attention is: Can aluminum foil be used in a microwave? The answer to this question is no! Although the supermarket sells aluminum foil for microwave ovens, be careful. Because when the aluminum foil packaged food is put into the furnace for heating, if the aluminum foil contacts the inner wall, it may generate electric sparks and reflect microwaves during heating, which may damage the machine, which is dangerous.

Aluminum Foil Used to Heat Food in a Microwave

Can I Get Cancer If I Use Aluminum Foil When Grilling?

Aluminium is one of the most abundant metals on earth. It’s naturally occurring in most foods, including fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, grains and dairy products. Besides, some of the aluminium you eat comes from processed food additives, such as preservatives, coloring agents, anti-caking agents and thickeners.

Regardless, the aluminium content of food and medication isn’t considered a problem, as only a tiny amount of the aluminium you ingest is absorbed. The rest is passed in your urine feces. Furthermore, in healthy people, absorbed aluminium is later excreted in your urine.

So, the small amount of aluminium you ingest daily is considered safe.

Final Conclusion

As a food packaging material with excellent performance, aluminum foil has always been loved by people. Especially at Christmas, it is a good helper for cooking food. We only need to understand the characteristics of aluminum foil, and use aluminum foil reasonably, it can help us make exquisite and delicious food.

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