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 rack...
Short answer: YES! As long as it's made with high quality stainless steel.
Most racks on the market are made of iron and then covered with a thin coating of chrome. These type of racks are the cheapest to manufacture and usually the lowest quality. The coating can eventually chip off and when it does, it could end up in your food. Yuk! Not to mention that manufacturers warn against using chrome-plated racks in high heat conditions.