aluminum foil


Definition of aluminum foil

: thin aluminum sheeting used especially to cover and wrap food

Examples of aluminum foil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No kitchen is complete without an arsenal of papers such as parchment paper, wax paper and aluminum foil, which each come in handy for a variety of applications in cooking and baking. Kelsey Ogletree, Southern Living, 29 Mar. 2021 To keep them from tearing up your chair, cover it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Marni Jameson,, 12 Mar. 2021 Rudimentary devices often made out of household objects like shoeboxes and aluminum foil, pinhole cameras consist of film and a light-proof box with a very small hole. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Dec. 2020 Place your cast iron upside-down on a baking sheet or a sheet of aluminum foil on a lower rack of your oven, preheated to 450 degrees. Laura Duerr,, 17 Mar. 2021 Parchment paper is great for simplifying cleanup and keeping foods from sticking, but it, along with aluminum foil, can also be reused. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Cover the pot with a lid or aluminum foil, place on the stove top over high heat and bring to a boil. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2021 Regardless of whether your leftovers are sliced or shredded, place the turkey in a baking dish, add some stock or gravy to help create moisture, cover with a lid or aluminum foil, and warm in a low and slow oven. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 6 Nov. 2020 Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, place the tenderloin in the center of the baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of aluminum foil

1858, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2021

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“Aluminum foil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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