You do know why they have a dull side and a shiny side right? They cannot produce the thinner material in one sheet so they have to produce two. The shiny side is simply that way because that side faces the rollers - which are highly polished and shiny themselves. The matte finished side faces another sheet of foil.
Can you believe I got through that thread without my old joke about it being linked to
Bottom of post 4. LOL
Originally Posted by MilitantSquatter
Nice write up Mr. Peas
you're right, and it's been said before that it's a tool... The challenge here is knowing when someone should use a tool or if they really need a tool at all... Too often the rookie cook tries to incorporate everything they read at once.. and just a few cooks into their new hobby you've got a guy with a lot of ambition, a new pit, cooking a challenging meat with a counter full of reynolds wrap, injectors, spray guns and five conflicting rubs recommended on a forum. It can go downhill fast.
FYI - The reflectivity of bright aluminum foil is 88% while dull embossed foil is about 80%.