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Feb 3, 2006 06:51 PM

Help! In Need of Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

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Hi All.

For My GF's Family, I'm making my Infamous braised ribs for Superbowl Sunday. Part of the "hardware" for cooking is Reynolds Extra Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil with the red shadowed Extra Heavy on the box. [not the Heavy Duty] I've been lucky in the past 4 years with the Albertsons next to the Culver Costco carrying it. But now they've discontinued it. In the past I had checked the local Vons/Pavilions, Ralphs, Surfas and Smart and Final with no luck and the Regular Heavy Duty leaks during cooking. and the regular aluminum just disintergrates. There are places on-line which will send me 500 yards of it for $90 but I'm not ready for that type of commitment yet and I was hoping for the consumer sized roll for this weekend. I don't have a Costco Membership but her parents do and that might be an option.

Westside is prefered but we'll be in Long Beach and Diamond Bar too.

Take Care



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  1. I, too, prefer the EXTRA Heavy Duty Aluminum foil. I know that our Costco (Westlake Village) does not carry this product; they carry the "Heavy Duty" stuff. I have usually been able to find it at Albertson's, although they do not always carry it. When I do find it, I buy as many rolls as I can store. Keep searching your local markets. Try another Albertson's and also try Ralphs.

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    1. re: lmn

      I know this post is old, but this item doesn't spoil or change with time. Perhaps the search to find EXTRA Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil still exists for those out there that were looking.

      I contacted the manager at the Westlake Village Albertson's Market, and he found several cases in his warehouse. He will stock the shelves as desired by his customers. I just purchased an entire case and know that more is available upon request.

      If this store is not convenient, perhaps other Albertson's will do the same. Try contacting the targeted store's manager.

    2. How about using 2-3 layers of the heavy duty - might that work?

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      1. re: carter

        As the Original Poster the reason this will not work for my case there is salt in the dry rub which eats away at the Aluminum alowing the juices to flow out. Double layering with the heavy duty slows the process but does not prevent it. the EXTRA Heavy Duty is 95 % effective though sometimes I have to rewrap the ribs before they go into the oven.

        Take care

        - P.

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          Just as an aside, I'd be nervous about disintegrating alumninum leeching into my food. The standard technique is to wrap the food first in parchment paper, and then in foil. The paper protects the acid/salt from dissolving the foil, and it can withstand fairly high temperatures, especially with the foil trapping moisture in and keeping the paper damp.

      2. I'd try emailing or calling Reynold's to see where they stock the product in the LA area. Another thought might be Smart & Final, which carries restaurant supplies, and this sounds like something not commonly used by home cooks. Another idea might be to check out a local barbeque store -- since you use the product for ribs, so might others.

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        1. re: DanaB

          Smart And Final Did not have something of that thickness on its shelves

        2. How about just wrapping in HD foil, then wrapping in HD foil again?

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          1. re: pikawicca

            One of my uses is lining baking pans when cooking chicken or roasts in the oven -- easier clean-up. The EXTRA heavy duty foil assures me that any liquid will not leak through the foil, or that it is less easily punctured.

            1. You could also just ask the manager of your favorite local market to special order it. I know many will do that with food; why not foil?

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              1. re: Muskrat

                I have not had good success with that. I go to store managers who say they will put that item on a "wish list" and if their perception of demand is great enough they will get it for their store.

                1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                  I have experienced the same problem; the managers are not always willing to order for one customer. However, when I went to Albertson's manager, he told me that it would be easy to stock the shelves with EXTRA Heavy Duty Foil IF they had some in the warehouse. Had he not had some, I don't think he would have been quite as helpful.