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Old 09-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default food service film reheat in oven

I was reheating some brisket and pork butt in the oven this weekend. I was just going to foil it in the roaster pans we would use to keep it hot. I was told to cover it first with food service film (basically saran wrap) and then foil. The foil would leak moisture I was told and the film would seal better. I thought the wrap would melt, but it didn't. Seemed to work great. Have others used film in the oven for reheating?
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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I know Paul Kirk's recommends wrapping and reheating with sara wrap according one of his books.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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It is just an extra step. I don't see that much moisture loss when using only foil.
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I have been using saran wrap and foil for over 10 years, and have never had a problem. I first saw it used that way at a bbq place in St. Louis, and I liked their bbq.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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I do it. Learned the concept from a former MIM grand champion, specifically for brisket.
Paraphrasing: wrap that stuff up real tight and that juice ain't got nowhere else to go except right back in the meat.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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"Saran" brand plastic wrap states on their website that their product
should NOT be used in any oven. I would suspect that all other brands
of plastic wrap are likely the same.

Here is a quote from the "Saran brands" website, and a link.

Can Saran™ Plastic Wraps be used in the oven?

No, Saran™ Wraps are not for use in conventional ovens, browning units, toaster ovens, or on stovetops.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #7
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works great...just not on hi-heat...I wrap all my trays first with plastic wrap then foil on top as I have all my vending or catering foods ready to go before hand and re-heat
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