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Saturday fluffy - do you bake directly on your oven trays?

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~LemonMyrtle~
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So the average oven comes with racks and trays. That slide along the rails on the sides.

are you supposed to bake directly on these racks or trays? I never have. I always use a smaller baking tray for my roasts and biscuits, cake tins for cakes, etc. And sit them on the sliding racks.

but oven ads always show the oven racks being used with food on them directly.

am I doing it wrong?

I am mostly hesitant to use them cause they don’t fit in the dishwasher, or my sink, and are just impossible to clean in general. I treat them as I do my pantry shelves, they hold things, they don’t hold raw food.

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Just Another Cat

I never bake on the oven trays directly. Mostly because I find those style of trays hard to clean. I line mine with foil to catch any drips or spills. 

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crazy87

Yep sure do! With baking paper on it normally. But they still get dirty. And thats the beauty of the pyrolytic oven - it cleans the oven trays at the same time!🤩

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Bono25

Never, always use a baking tray or roasting tray. I'd burn myself if I didn't

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Tinky Winky Woo

I use baking dishes or trays that are covered in baking paper and no oil.  I would never place food directly onto the racks though

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seayork2002

Pizza yes and maybe other bread based items but not other foods

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PhillipaCrawford

I use the deep one as a baking tray,

One is a griller tray .

Can't use the pyrolytic however,  as instructions say remove racks and holders unfortunately. 

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Squeekums The Elf
1 hour ago, seayork2002 said:

Pizza yes and maybe other bread based items but not other foods

Yep, same here

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ContentedFleur

No, always used baking paper lined trays. Just makes it easier for cleaning!

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Chic'n'Stu'2
1 hour ago, seayork2002 said:

Pizza yes and maybe other bread based items but not other foods

Wait, this was you? You're internet famous!

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And hell no, OP. All of my biscuits, pizzas and veggie tray bakes are cradled in the tender loving embrace of one or two sheets of baking paper. Still pert and firm enough on the bottom from close contact with metal, unlike their baker, but perhaps that's because I'm not spending hours afterwards in the kitchen scrubbing away at recalcitrant trays with odd angles. Life is too damn short!

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GingerbreadWoman

The only thing I’ve ever put directly on the racks is garlic bread or baked potatoes wrapped in foil, so if you’re doing it wrong, I am too.

 

 

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can'tstayaway

I cook things like pizza directly on the racks. 

Everything else I use trays. Depending on what I’m cooking, I use smaller trays than what came with the oven. Partly it is because smaller trays are easier to clean (fits dishwasher), partly it is because I can separate foods so they don’t mix. 

I have foil and baking paper but mostly line trays with my reusable silicon mats. 

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Not Escapin Xmas

Nope, only cos they are too hard to clean.

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kimasa

Mine only came with racks.

But no. 

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Jenflea

Nope, because I rarely clean my oven so I don't want to make things worse. 

I bake potatoes on the racks and foil wrapped garlic bread, but that's it. 

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