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You've been using tin foil wrong for years - here's the correct way

Wales Online logo Wales Online 5 days ago James Rodger
Tin foil © Queen's University Belfast/PA Wire Tin foil

TV chef Tom Kerridge has taught us the error of our ways as he revealed we've been using tin foil wrong for years.

The chef, who presents the TV show Fresh Start, showed viewers the correct way to use tin foil on Thursday.

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Viewers were left completely bemused when he revealed the correct way to use it.

And it's fair to say some viewers were left feeling pretty daft, the Birmingham Mail reports.

  a person standing in a kitchen © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited  

You probably use tin foil to wrap jacket potatoes, sandwiches and line your oven trays.

But the next time you buy a pack, you need to be aware of Tom's advice.

He revealed: "There are two sides to tin foil, there's the shiny side and the not so shiny side.

"Always remember dull side up, shiny side down, it's the reflective side

BIRMINGHAM - NOVEMBER 29: Tom Kerridge cooking in the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC on 29 November, 2018 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by MelMedia/GC Images) © Getty BIRMINGHAM - NOVEMBER 29: Tom Kerridge cooking in the Big Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC on 29 November, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by MelMedia/GC Images) "That's going to reflect as much heat back as possible

"Just cooks a little bit more efficiently."  

"Shiny side down for tin foil!! Just literally said ‘i never knew that!’ out loud to the tv," one viewer wrote.

Another added: "Well! You learn something new EVERY day. Today’s is that shiny side on tin foil goes towards food and dull side goes up. Thanks @ChefTomKerridge Not sure how I’ve got to 52 without knowing "

Another asked: "Tom Kerridge on BBC2 just said tin foil always put shiny side down. I always have it shiny side up! Have I been doing it wrong all these years?"

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