Wrap your sandwich, cover a salad, or keep a dish warm; Whatever you use aluminum foil for, it is simply indispensable in the kitchen. But which side should actually be on the inside and which on the outside? We explain it to you:
To get straight to the point: there is no difference between the matte and smooth side. At least, according to the manufacturers. According to them, it is entirely a coincidence that one side is dull and one side shiny from the press. Although different top chefs think differently about this.
According to them, it’s important to wrap food you want to keep warm with the glossy side in and the matte side out. The shiny side is said to reflect the heat and the dull side retains the heat.
What is it really like?
According to the spokesperson for Toppits (aluminium foil manufacturer), it doesn’t matter which side you use, they work exactly the same. It is a myth that the dull side retains heat better.