Published September 1, 2005.
Could this product foil the super-adhesive edges of our raspberry bars?
When developing our recipe for Raspberry Streusel Bars, we found that removing the aluminum foil lining from the sides of the bars could be a pretty sticky proposition if we'd forgotten to coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray before baking. Forget this all-important step and the raspberry jam will stick to the foil like glue.
But could we skip the spraying step if we used Reynolds Wrap Release Nonstick Aluminum Foil, which is coated on one side (the dull side) with a foodsafe nonstick material? We lined our pan with the foil, dull side up (the shiny side is not nonstick) before assembling and baking our raspberry bars. Once the bars had cooled, we peeled the foil away from the normally super-adhesive jammy edges with ease.
We also tested this nonstick foil in our Crisp-Skin High-Roast Butterflied Chicken and Potatoes, which has a history of sticking problems, even when the foil is well coated with cooking spray. Whereas the potatoes normally have to be scraped off the spray-coated, foil-lined broiler pan, they slid right off a pan lined with nonstick foil: no spatula necessary. So for potentially sticky recipes, we now keep a roll of this special foil in the test kitchen.