Chances are if you own a baking/cooling rack you use it to cool baked goods like cookies. I know this is how I used to use mine for many years…that is until I realized there are actually many other (unconventional) ways to use your baking rack in the kitchen! I recently put some of these ideas to the test up at our Tiny House (pictured) when I was trying out some products from Ultra Cuisine for today’s sponsored post.
About Ultra Cuisine
Ultra Cuisine offers high-quality 100% Stainless Steel Cooling & Baking Racks in three sizes, the largest of which fits in half sheet pans. When your baked goods, berries, or whatever foods you use on a baking rack come into contact with the metal, sometimes at a hot temperature, you want the best quality piece so that it doesn’t react with your food or transfer heavy metals. Since Ultra Cuisine doesn’t use any PFOA, artificial coatings, or plating, there’s no need to worry about them flaking off into food. Which also means the racks will not rust and are dishwasher-safe and oven-safe!
And with Ultra Cuisine racks being 1-inch high, there is more room for airflow for even cooling and baking. Whether you are an experienced baker or a newbie, if you’re going to invest in ingredients and the time for baking, you surely want the best results!
5 Ways to Use a Baking Rack
1: To make bacon!
If making a bigger batch or you simply prefer a hands off method, baking bacon on a wire rack is the way to go (versus stovetop). Simply preheat the oven to 400°F. Set a stainless steel cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with foil. Lay the bacon across the rack in a single layer. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon and how crispy you like it.
2: To wash produce
Especially when space is tight, like it is in our Tiny House, colanders take up a lot more room than baking racks and aren’t as versatile. Therefore, a great option for when it comes to washing produce.
3: To roast veggies
If you elevate your veggies on a wire rack for roasting in a baking pan, they’ll be crispy not only on the top, but the bottom as well! YUM.
4: To dry pots and pans
Once again, when there’s no room for a drying rack your cooling/baking rack can double as one!
5: To cool baked goods
The most classic use, not to be overlooked. And not just a great way to cool your cookies, but even muffins or cupcakes, too!
Whether you are in a small space like we have in our tiny house, or are just looking to minimize, ensuring you have few but good quality pieces, like the Ultra Cuisine Baking Rack, is a wonderful way to cut down on the clutter.
Try it out with a 15% discount by using code 100DAYRF through June 30, 2018.
Did I miss any uses you’ve tried at home? Please share with us in the comments!
7 thoughts on “5 Ways to Use a Baking Rack (in a Tiny House!)”
I have them without squares. You can use them to dry homemade pasta on. I’ve made spelt noodles, soon going to try with einkorn flour, and hoping to experiment with gluten free.
Also good if have old one that is breaking to put kids crafts on to dry.
I bake pita on mine; they turn out so much better on a rack than on a pan!
I make venison jerky from the steaks of my husbands fall haul. Marinate a couple of days then dry on baking racks in a low temp oven.
I spray my rack with cooking spray and cook meatballs at 400 for 12 minutes and then finish them in marinara sauce. Have also seen them used to make large quantities of guacamole by halving the avocado and pushing it through the rack.
I have one hanging on the wall in my closet and it’s where I hang all my earrings!
#2,3,4 are totally new to me. Thanks!
Glad you got some new ideas!