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I do a lot of cooking and by cooking I mean heating things up in the oven. Now, I do cook from scratch but sometimes you jsut want to throw a pizza in the oven and be done with dinner in a flash. I have a pan in the oven door that came with my oven but I don't always like to wash it as food always sticks to it and it is so hard to clean so I put some silver foil inside it and then bake my food on top of it. That way the pan underneath stays clean and you can use it again without worrying that it is dirty.
I was previously using just a roll of silver foil until I found these fabulous single pre-cut foil sheets. The roll of silver foil has always worked well enough for me but I always have a problem with the box and ripping pieces off. Firstly I always tend to rip too much off and so it always over hangs over my pan/dish which is annoying. Then it is really hard to try and rip just a little bit off to make it fit better as you can only do it with the serated metal on the box and this hurts if you just try to to it with a bit of foil. Then I also always seem to rip the foil at a funny angle so I am left with a short bit and a really long bit which again does not really cover what I am trying to cover up. I have also had the problem where just a little bit of foil rips off the roll and so you get a build up of lots os foil on the roll and it comes off in tiny strips, very annoying. So, you can feel my delight when I found these pre-cut foil sheets from BacoFoil.
With these, there is no pulling and cutting off a roll, there is no getting more than you want or less than you want, you just get one sheet out of the box and it is ready to use, as simple as that. I pull one out of the box, pop it in my pan and I find it fits really well. The sheets are quite strong as all metal/silver foil is in my opinion so once the item that I have cooked is ready instead of using oven gloves and getting the whole pan out of the oven I just lift the foil off with the food still on it. It cools down really quickly and I always find it is quite safe to do this.
I also use these foil sheets to wrap my sandwiches in if I go out for the day as I find them easier than little sandwich bags and they keep my sandwiches or other food fresh for the whole of the day which is nice.
The sheets come in packs of 25 so they will last at least two weeks or so if you use them everyday. I tend to buy a few packs and keep them in my cupboard as they only cost £1.60 which I don't think is too bad and what's more, the sheets are recyclable so you can do your bit for the environment too once you are finished with them
When it comes to buying foil, I really don't pay much attention to what is on the shelves and just grab whatever is there as long as the price is reasonable and it seems of a good quality. I did however, buy a roll of foil quite recently, which was part of a smart-price range just to see if it was any good and it all came away in bits when I came to use it. It really proved to be false economy indeed, as I threw it into the bin and had to go out to buy some more.
It was then that I noticed these foil sheets made by Bacofoil, the well-known popular brand you usually see dominating the supermarket shelves.
I had never purchased foil sheets before and can't say I had noticed them on the shelves either, but as I was paying more attention than usual and taking care not to buy anymore poor quality foil, I picked some up thinking they would be handy to have instead of a roll of foil. Another tempting factor was that these foil sheets were priced at £1.75 a box, which seemed a fair price when taking what else was available into consideration. I decided I would give them a try and bought a box.
These Bacofoil sheets are single sheets of foil measuring 355mm x 260mm each and there are 25 sheets in a box. Marketed as 'single sheets for easy use' there is no tearing or cutting needed and of course there is no chance of the foil being wasted by getting stuck to the roll and coming away in pieces. Simply pull a sheet from the box and use.
When I came to use these foil sheets I was really impressed by the quality and strength of the foil. The cardboard box opens a little like a box of tissues and you can pull a sheet out with no effort at all.
The first time I removed a sheet from the box, the first thing that struck me was the quality. The foil is thick and strong and the sheets are a handy size.
If you are wrapping sandwiches for school lunch boxes, or taking sandwiches to work, then a single sheet is enough to wrap your sandwiches securely without tearing, thus keeping them fresh. These sheets are also useful for wrapping food which is to be placed in your fridge and freezer, as well as covering items to be cooked in foil in the oven. Because of the size of the sheets, you may find you need to use more than one if you are cooking a larger item in the oven and also if you like to line your grill pan with foil as I do, then again you may find you need to use two sheets. They are also useful for covering plates and bowls etc and really quick and easy to use. Just pull out a sheet and cover your bowl or plate.
I know you are not saving a great deal of time using these sheets and it may seem quite lazy to some, but I find that they are certainly handy and convenient, especially if you are in a rush. I have sometimes struggled to tear off foil from a roll, without it ripping or tearing, therefore using these sheets elimates all that.
Often there is a price to pay for convenience, but when I added up the actual total measurements of the 25 foil sheets in the box, buying these worked out cheaper than buying the equivalent length of foil on a roll.
I know I will purchase these again, as they are great quality and very convenient and easy to use. I have also seen these available on Amazon priced at £2.99 a box plus p&p, but I don't think I would pay that much for them personally. If you see these under £2 on the supermarket shelves, it makes more sense to purchase them from there when you are doing your shopping.
I will be back for more when I have used them all, so there is no better recommendation that that.
In the past, I've always used the Bacofoil roll when I've needed foil to cover food or wrap sandwiches - but recently, I must confess by accident, I picked up a box of Bacofoil Foil Sheets instead. This box cost me £1.55 from Sainsbury's and, as there were 25 sheets in each box, this equates to 6p per sheet. If you look at the surface area provided, buying the Bacofoil Sheets are actually cheaper than buying the Bacofoil Roll.
Within the box, there are 25 folded aluminum foil sheets which are 350 mm x 260 mm in diameter, meaning that they are rectangular and of a decent size that will be appropriate for many things that you may be using Bacofoil for. I find that these sheets are large enough to cover most serving dishes, for example, that you may put in the oven, or to cover a roast chicken, or to wrap up sandwiches for the kids lunch.
Obviously, the benefit to having these foil sheets is mostly that you don't have to tear the foil sheets - which if you are anything like me generally means that you end up wasting half of the foil as you try to rip off a portion in a straight line (not that I am obsessive or anything!). Using the sheets means that you just need to pick up a sheet - and use it.....much simpler. I particularly think these sheets are useful for wrapping sandwiches for packed lunch as it tends to be those kind of activities that I'm generally doing in a hurry at 7am! However, using the pre-cut sheets may not be a good idea if you tend to use foil to cover larger items. For example, although it will cover a small roast chicken, it will struggle with the Christmas turkey!
This foil is strong and does not tear accidentally, and while being malleable, it is not flimsy in a poorly made kind of way. I will use these sheets in the future.