You’ve likely noticed that most recipes on BoB and many other sites direct you to place hot pans and freshly baked goods on a wire rack. That may seem like an unnecessary step with an unnecessary piece of equipment, but it’s actually quite important.
So, why do you need one? It’s simple, really. If you place a pan on a trivet or on your countertop, air doesn’t reach the bottom of the pan. A wire rack allows air to circulate completely around whatever is on it. This means that the pan or baked good will cool faster than if simply left on a countertop or a trivet. A hot pan will continue baking whatever is inside it, so faster cooling prevents over-baking.
Most recipes for cookies, cakes, or muffins will direct you to place the hot pan directly onto a cooling rack for a specified amount of time for the initial cooling phase. Then, once that time has passed, often the baked goods are transferred directly to the cooling rack to finish cooling. That final cooling step will keep away any accumulating condensation and steam, so your freshly baked treats won’t get soggy.
When it’s time to transfer your baked goods from the pan to the rack, that process depends on what you’ve baked.
The Appropriate Cooking Equipment for the Job
Fitting cooking equipment helps in the fast-paced processing of food. One of the important factors people are looking at a restaurant is the fast turnaround of their orders. They came in hungry, and they would want to get their food at the soonest possible time. Restaurants could only do that if they have the Kitchenware that could help them deliver the food that the client has ordered. Using traditional or home cooking equipment could not survive the large orders, which is the reason why cooking equipment made for restaurants is the appropriate thing for food establishments.
Why Do I Need Specific Cooking Equipment?
Everyone has heard the saying; “the right tool for the right job,” and “you are only as good as your tools.” These sayings are very true when it comes to the choice and use of cooking equipment. The quality of the cooking equipment that you choose to use is as outstanding as the tools themselves when it comes to work and food quality. Given that there is a wide variety of cooking equipment required for an even more extensive range of dishes, it’s essential to make sure that you choose the right types and quality to meet your kitchen's needs.
Designed to hold your precious vino in a horizontal position to keep the corks damp so they won’t dry out, Wine Racks come in a wide variety of sizes, configurations, and materials.
Most households only need a rack that holds from six to about 24 bottles, depending upon how much you imbibe and like to keep on hand. More serious collectors will also have more serious storage solutions: think wine cellars and built-in coolers.
A small, freestanding wine cooler is also a nice alternative to a storage rack, although it costs more, and you need to be sure you have the right space for it.
In this roundup, we’ll look at the three most common types of wine racks – countertop racks, wall-mounted racks, and freestanding racks – and recommend a couple of good choices in each category.
We’ll also keep in mind that these storage options are usually positioned right out where everyone can see them, so trust us, these choices will be as pleasing to the eye as the wine is to the palate.