- I wrapped the food in aluminum foil, but it punctured and small pieces of foil remained on the food. Why did this happen? Should I throw the food away?
- Can I use aluminum foil in the microwave oven?
- Which side should come in contact with the foods? The shiny or the dull one?
In case the foil comes in direct contact with salty or acidic foods, small holes may open and sustain alterations due to corrosion. So avoid direct contact with such foods (pickles, lemon, vinegar, pepper, orange, tomato, apple). Use the plastic wrap or containers instead, in case of cold foods.
This is a common question. It is not safe to use aluminum foil in the microwave oven, as any edge or crease on the foil’s surface could spark during baking/ heating. This is why you should use the special Cling Film which is suitable for use in microwave ovens.
This is a question frequently asked by consumers. Actually, both sides equally share the aluminum foil properties without any impact on the foods or your health, regardless of the side you use. Just don’t forget that no side of the foil should come in direct contact with acidic or salty foods. However, in the case of the non-stick foil, the right side to come in contact with foods is the dull one. It doesn’t matter if the food is acidic or salty, as the non-stick layer acts as a protection shield against corrosion.