So what exactly is the point of using a cooling rack and is it REALLY necessary?
Find out the top 5 reasons on why you should be using one!
STOP BURNING YOUR BOTTOM
Leaving cookies in the pan can cause residual heat to continue to bake them, and could leave them dry, brittle and overdone. A cooling rack can prevent overbaking, so your cookies, pastries and breads come out great!
NOBODY LIKES SOGGY
Removing baked goods from the pan to cool down on wire racks, prevents condensation from the steam released off of hot food, so you can say good-bye to mushy baked goods.
DECORATE LIKE A PRO!
Let the frosting, sprinkles and powdered sugar dress your cookies, not your serving plate.
A tight grid is typically the best format for a cooling rack. It provides even support and prevents thin or delicate baked goods from breaking or falling through the rack.
Placing your just-out-of-the-oven pan on a raised cooling rack lets air reach the bottom too, not JUST the sides.
And now for some BONUS uses for cooling racks made of 100% stainless steel:
BAKE CHICKEN/ROAST MEATS
A good quality 100% stainless steel rack can withstand high oven temperatures and elevates your chicken, fish or roasts for even cooking all around. It also allows excess fat and grease to drip away from your food. Great for breaded dishes too, so the breading on the bottom can get crispy.
BAKE CRISPY BACON!
The tight grid pattern of the Ultra Cuisine rack completely supports bacon strips, so they can crisp up perfectly. Enjoy delicious bacon without the grease of frying or splattered fat all over your stovetop.
To do the job right, use Ultra Cuisine premium stainless steel baking tools.