Frequent question: Can I put a cooking rack in the oven?

Is it safe to put a cooling rack in the oven?

Can I use a cooling rack in the oven, you ask? The short answer is yes! As long as it’s made with high-quality stainless steel. Most cooling racks in the market are made of iron with a thin layer of chrome coating.

Can metal cooling racks go in the oven?

On the other hand, metal cooling racks are perfectly safe to put in your oven, though they may not be as breezy to clean as non-stick. (But hey, they’re safe for your dishwasher too!) So, to answer your question — yes, you can put metal cooling racks in the oven, but don’t put a nonstick rack in the oven.

What racks can go in the oven?

You can place your oven-safe wire cooling rack directly on top of a sheet pan for perfectly cooked dishes, similar to how you’d use a roasting rack. Purchase a cooling rack that’s large, flat, and can comfortably fit onto a sheet pan, like this stainless steel cooling rack.

What can I use instead of a baking rack?

Make your own roasting rack using cylinders of aluminum foil. To do this, simply roll three to five pieces of aluminum foil into sturdy, tight cylinders. Lay them across the base of the pan, mimicking the layout of a traditional rack. That’s it!

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What is a baking rack used for?

A kitchen utensil that is used for placing cooked foods onto a surface that will enable the food to be cooled on all sides after being baked, either food still in a hot pan or food removed from a baking sheet or pan and placed directly onto the rack.

Can I use a cooling rack on the grill?

Cooling racks, with their thin metal weave, make a surprisingly great grill basket for small pieces of food. Set any metal (and uncoated) cooling rack directly on the grill while it preheats, and it almost instantly becomes a small grill for tiny tomatoes, cut cauliflower, and more.