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non-stick or easy release foil - anyone use it?

ML8000 Mar 2, 2007 10:50 PM

Anyone ever use non-stick or easy release foil from Reynolds? Does it actually work, or how does it work? Oil or chemicals? Is it worth it? I've done a little cooking in the oven and just wondered since some stuff stuck and it wasn't fun.

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    flipkeat Mar 30, 2007 01:15 PM

    I love the Reynolds product Release!! I live in suburbia of Toronto and cannot find this product anywhere and am forced to buy Alcan's Slide instead..I don't like it as much, I find it's not as strong. Recently I emailed Reynolds and they told me they are going to try for more shelf space in 2008 but can be found at Giant Tiger stores in Ontario.
    I use Release for lining my sheet pans when I do my pork ribs, makes clean up a breeze...One of the many ways I use this product.

    1. sivyaleah Mar 30, 2007 01:14 PM

      This is the best thing ever invented. Ok, I'm exaggerating, but still. I love this. I have totally discarded the old version although I still have the heavy duty in the house for certain applications where I need a heavier product.

      The only thing which I found it isn't so great for is when I reheat leftover pizza. The bottom of the pie tends to be a bit too moist, but this isn't so bad that I'd go back to the other.

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        ratcat Mar 30, 2007 01:05 PM

        Besides lasagna, fish, and so on, I have found it to be great for keeping my grills clean when I get ready to glaze on the sauces. Move the meat to one side or to a plate, then lay a sheet with the non-stick side facing up on my grill. No more burnt on bbq sauces to burn and scrub off of my grates and burner guards.

        1. jillp Mar 7, 2007 03:24 PM

          I use both; the Quick Release is so handy. Buy it - you'll be glad you did.

          1. mimilulu Mar 7, 2007 03:04 PM

            Great stuff! I use it to line my jelly roll pans for my notoriously sticky pecan pie bars. It's worked the best of anything I've tried.

            1. liu Mar 7, 2007 03:04 PM

              ML8000 - I agree with everything that has been posted above mine. It does not have a greasy, chemical surface, although it does feel different from the regular foil. A gentle warning, however, to be sure to place the proper side up; it is rather counterintuitive, I think. Although it is stamped on the foil itself ("Non-Stick Side"), it is the DULL side that should be placed up, instead of the shiny side. It will probably be obvious to you when you use it.

              I am also a huge user of Reynold's EXTRA-heavy duty foil. It is a little difficult to find, but it, too, is a very good product.

              1. ccbweb Mar 7, 2007 01:13 PM

                I'm a big fan, I use it to line my pyrex pans when I make fudge, it keeps me from having to butter the pans.

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                  leanneabe Mar 7, 2007 02:09 PM

                  Caramels, too! I forgot I had used it for that a couple of years ago.

                2. CindyJ Mar 7, 2007 11:57 AM

                  It's a great product! Perfect for covering your lasagne or any other dish that's likely to stick to regular foil. Also great for lining a baking pan when you don't want things to stick. It's a little more expensive than regular foil, so I keep both kinds on hand.

                  1. leanneabe Mar 7, 2007 11:08 AM

                    I keep both the Quick Release and regular foil. I use the Quick Release for lining a small sheet to bake up 4 cookies (when I just want a snack) or to line a pan where I don't want it to stick but want it to get crisper than if using a silpat. It's also thicker than regular foil, so it makes sturdier packets to throw on the grill.

                    The regular foil I use to cover dishes, wrap up random leftovers for the fridge, etc since it's pretty cheap and I don't mind using so much of it.

                    1. Chocolatechipkt Mar 7, 2007 07:09 AM

                      I was suspicious, but it does indeed work. :)

                      1. Candy Mar 5, 2007 11:53 AM

                        My favorite too. i do keep the latge roll of Reynold's Heavy Duty on hand too.

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                          xnyorkr Mar 6, 2007 07:21 AM

                          Ditto for me. I use Reynold's Quick Release, and it works.

                        2. ChowFun_derek Mar 5, 2007 07:35 AM

                          It is the only foil I now buy...it works very well in whatever application I use it.

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                            California Sunshine Mar 4, 2007 06:36 PM

                            I use it to cover lasagna for initial period of baking; cheese does not stick to it! One box has lasted us a loooong time, though, because I can't think of any other reason to use it!

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                              Chetty Mar 3, 2007 02:18 AM

                              Personally, I love this product. Check the link out for more info.


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