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Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

I have lots of “staples” in my kitchen. I consider a “staple” to be something I use on a daily or near-daily basis, something that I couldn’t get my baking done without. The list includes ingredients like butter and flour, as well as tools like baking sheets, mixing bowls and aluminum foil. When Glad® and SheKnows reached out to me to talk about Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil, I was more than happy to do it because I’m both a fan and a regular user of the product.

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil has a prime place in my pantry, as I use it for everything from lining pans to wrapping up leftover cookies and breads before storing them in the freezer. My number one use for it is lining pans, as the aluminum foil can handle any oven temperature (even the broiler) and makes cleanup exceptionally easy. I do use parchment paper in my kitchen, as well, but there are many times when aluminum foil offers a distinct advantage.

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

One of these is lining baking pans, as aluminum foil can easily be molded into corners without extra cutting (I can’t count the number of times when I’ve had to re-trim a piece of parchment paper) and my baked goods can neatly be lifted out of the pan after baking, even when they are still hot. I particularly appreciate that Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil is 30% stronger than other foils, as it makes the foil much more durable and easier to work with, with no risk of tearing accidentally.

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen StaplesI use aluminum foil both for shaped baking pans and for lining sheet pans, for both sweet and savory foods. If I had to pick just one type of recipe that I pair with aluminum foil on a regular basis, it would be bar cookies. Bar cookies are notoriously difficult to get out of the pan neatly (especially that first slice!) and being able to lift the whole batch straight out of the pan means that your slices will be perfect and you will have no waste. The chewy, tender Vanilla Bean Blondies that I baked here illustrate that point perfectly.Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples 

Besides its utility when it comes to baking, there are a couple of other things that I specifically appreciate about Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil that relate to its packaging. If you are like me, you’ve probably had days when you struggle with the cutting edge on a box of parchment paper or aluminum foil. Unlike some brands, the Glad® packages are designed to open easily, thanks to their “thumb dot” design that allows you to slide the box open without slicing your finger, and the boxes are sturdy enough to ensure that you get a clean, straight cut every single time you pull out a sheet of foil. I also appreciate the fact that the boxes have a “stay closed” lid after use for neat and safe storage.

 Glad Aluminum Foil in My Kitchen

So, if Glad™ Standard Aluminum Foil isn’t a staple in your pantry yet, it probably should be. I know you’ll come up for even more uses for it than I have and you’ll become a big fan right away because it is so versatile and easy to work with.

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96 Comments
  • Adele K
    September 1, 2016

    Wax Paper

  • sprite
    September 1, 2016

    I use (and reuse) freezer bags all the time.

  • heather
    September 1, 2016

    My pantry staple is Ziplock bags and foil.

  • Natalie
    September 1, 2016

    My pantry staples include Saran wrap, aluminum foil, ziploc bags and wax paper.

  • Will
    September 1, 2016

    Ziplock bags is definitely a pantry staple of mine.

  • Julie
    September 1, 2016

    One of my favorite pantry staples is Glad Press and Seal. I use it when giving cupcakes or cookies on a paper plate to friends, covering bowls to put in the refrigerator, wrapping small pots with plants to transport to workshops, wrapping paintbrushes to keep overnight in the refrigerator, and to draw quilting stitch patterns on to stick to the sashing then stitch over it. I also use parchment paper and lots of ziploc bags.

  • Sarah
    September 1, 2016

    I think my top three staples are Ziploc bags, aluminum foil and paper towels (I am a bit of a messy cook/baker).

  • Patty
    September 1, 2016

    Foil, cling film and parchment paper sheets

  • Bonnie
    September 2, 2016

    Wax Paper is the best invention. I always use it to line my baking pan and my cakes never stick. I line the top of my kitchen cabinets and my entertainment center with it. All the dirt and grease sticks to it, so every other month I just replace it. Easiest clean up ever.

  • Heidi
    September 2, 2016

    I love extra plastic bags of all sizes, stainless water bottles, recycled paper lunch bags, paper towel, saran wrap, wax paper and aluminum foil along with trash bags.

  • Heidi
    September 2, 2016

    TWITTER ENTRY HERE: https://twitter.com/zanderbear/status/771723704497692672

  • Cheryl
    September 2, 2016

    I like non-stick foil and heavy duty foil. Don’t use them every day but keep them in the pantry.

  • Maureen
    September 2, 2016

    Zip lock bags are critical for my kitchen. They are used to store food – dry or in the refrigerator. Food is also sealed in them and dropped in a water bath to be gently cooked with the sous vide. Also I fill used bags with expired batteries which are taken to the library for recycling. They are also packed in a variety of sizes in my suitcase to hold cosmetics, dirty laundry, and anything that could possibly leak.

    Glad press’n seal is used daily to cover bowls, seal food for the freezer and once I even took it to class where we wrapped ourselves with the seal in multi layers to create a quick and dirty body mannequin. This was cut off at the seam lines, then drafted out for a master pattern.

    Foil I use to make food packages that go into the oven for baking, lining pans, wrapping food to keep warm. A piece of foil is laid down in the oven to catch drips from a baking juicy pie keeping my oven clean.

  • Ricky
    September 2, 2016

    Our staple is definitely paper towels.

  • Elena
    September 3, 2016

    Ziploc bags and foil.

  • Cindy
    September 3, 2016

    Aluminum foil, ziplocs, and sarah wrap.

  • Lisa Brown
    September 3, 2016

    parchment paper and zip lock bags

  • Julie
    September 4, 2016

    My pantry staples include Saran wrap, aluminum foil, ziploc bags and wax paper, and parchment paper!

  • Julie
    September 4, 2016

    tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/772419150366945282

  • mami2jcn
    September 4, 2016

    Aluminum foil, clear wrap, and freezer bags are my staples.

  • mami2jcn
    September 4, 2016

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/772446920560222208

  • Jessica To
    September 4, 2016

    I have to have foil, baggies and plastic wrap.

  • Madeline
    September 4, 2016

    Foil is definitely a staple, along with plastic wrap, and silicone lids!

  • Madeline
    September 4, 2016

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/772485598397562880

  • Jessie C.
    September 4, 2016

    My pantry staples include foil and Saran wrap.

  • Jessie C.
    September 4, 2016

    tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/772564720742043648

  • Kelly D
    September 4, 2016

    My pantry staples are ziploc bags, rubbermaid containers, foil and paper towels.

  • Avra
    September 5, 2016

    Definitely aluminum foil! I like to bake things in tiny batches (it’s just me eating them), and I probably could find miniature pans if I bothered to look, but it’s easier (and probably cheaper) for me to just keep one roll of aluminum foil and shape it to the size I want. It’s usually strong enough to hold what I put in!

  • Hannah
    September 5, 2016

    Always have to have plastic wrap and zip-top baggies around here.

  • Bianca T
    September 6, 2016

    my pantry staples are parchment paper, foil, and zip lock bags!

  • Rachel
    September 7, 2016

    My pantry staples are tin foil, zip lock bags and plastic wrap.

  • natasha
    September 7, 2016

    I use Glad aluminum foil almost everyday to cover my leftovers. I know it will keep my food fresh.

  • Rebecca
    September 8, 2016

    I buy baggies for my kid’s school lunches. I also keep storage bags, plastic wrap and foil for leftovers. I like wax paper for baking during the holidays. It comes in really handy with cleanup.

  • rachel
    September 9, 2016

    Milk, eggs, fruit, parchment paper, flour and foil!

  • Amy Tong
    September 9, 2016

    I love cooking so I do have quite a few kitchen staples. Besides the usual flour, sugar, eggs, chocolate chips, I also love Glad’s foil and plastic wraps. 🙂

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

  • Amy Tong
    September 9, 2016

    tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/774290196825202688

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

  • katherine
    September 10, 2016

    ALum FOil Freezer bags wax paper freezer paper and saran wrap

  • Allison Swain
    September 10, 2016

    My pantry staples are parchment paper, and storage bags.

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

    allisonrsdswain(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  • Allison Swain
    September 10, 2016

    Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/774721625912700928

  • kjasus
    September 11, 2016

    i always have parchment paper on hand as well as foil and plastic wrap

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