Introduction to Kitchen Tools
Calling all home cooks, baking enthusiasts, and foodies! Presenting the battle of the kitchen tools- Parchment paper vs. Aluminum foil. Read on so that you can acquire practical knowledge on how to make your cooking and baking more efficient, cost-effective and produce more delicious meals that the family can enjoy.
Product Comparison and Analysis
For decades, the aluminum foil has always dominated every kitchen as “the” kitchen tool for food prepping, grilling, and baking.” The aluminum foil was made popular by commercial companies when it was used for candy wrapping which started in 1913. From then on, the tin foil has been commonplace for wrapping and cooking food.
In contrast, the parchment paper has slowly made its way into the hearts of home cooks and baking enthusiasts and into their kitchens as well since it emerged prior to the 14th century. Recent studies made by experts revealed that the parchment paper is the safest kitchen tool to use for cooking, baking, and packaging.
Here is a detailed comparative analysis of the parchment paper and aluminum foil to help you decide what kitchen tool will best suit your cooking and baking intentions.
Product Features and Uses
|General description||Light beige paper||Thin and flat aluminum|
|Made from||Cellulose-based paper||Aluminum|
|Since when available||6th to 14th centuries CE||1910|
|Use as a Sandwich wrapper?||Yes||Yes|
|Use as a food funnel?||Yes||Yes|
|Use to wrap food for freezing?||Yes||Yes|
|Cover for the bowl to preserve heat?||Yes||Yes|
|Cover for bowls and plates to prevent spills?||No||Yes|
|Baking/cooking sheet liners||Yes||Yes but at low temperature only|
|Line loaf and cake pans||Yes||No|
|Use for food rollups||Yes||Yes|
|For food storage?||Yes||Yes|
|For easy clean-up?||Yes||Yes|
|Use as tabletop cover for kneading and cooling chocolates?||Yes||No|
|Can be used for resting Grilled/Baked food?||Yes||Yes|
|For grill cooking?||No||Yes|
|Safe against contaminants?||Yes||No|
|Safe to use as liners for easy cleanup?||Yes||No|
|Use for piping cake icing?||Yes||Yes|
|Easily available in supermarkets and stores?||Yes||Yes|
|Protects food from contamination?||Yes||No|
|En Papillote dishes?||Yes||No|
|Absorbs excess oils?||Yes||No|
|High heat resistant||Yes||No|
|Temperature Safety Threshold||450-500 degrees Fahrenheit||Should be at lower than 450 degrees|
|Recommended using for cooking and baking?||Yes||No|
|Disadvantages||Can damage oven if used the wrong way|
|Leaks into food thus contaminating it|
|Contamination is linked to kidney, Alzheimer’s diseases, and breast cancer|
|A chemical reaction to acids in food|
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