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More than just a stand: unexpected uses for oven racks

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How to use a wire rack in the oven. Source: pexels.com

Not everyone knows that oven racks are not just a stand for dishes and baking trays. But, they can also be a great kitchen item that can replace large and heavy dishes for cooking, as well as a grill.

How to use the oven rack correctly

The FoodOboz editorial team shares useful tips and effective life hacks on how else you can use an oven rack.

What kitchen appliances and utensils can replace an oven rack

What can be cooked on a griddle in the oven

1. Grilling

You can grill vegetables directly in their skins, such as peppers, beets, potatoes, eggplant, and zucchini. It is worth noting that this method of cooking vegetables will be one of the best, because after cooking, a lot of vitamins will remain in the food.

How to cook vegetables in the oven

2. Toaster

You can easily dry bread on a wire rack, but before doing so, you need to place a baking sheet just below the rack, cover it with parchment, and place slices of white toasted bread between the rack bars. After 20 minutes, you will have real crispy toast.

Delicious toast cooked in the oven

3. Brazier

All you need to do is thread the meat onto skewers and install the grill. Be sure to put a baking sheet on the bottom so that all the fat drips onto it. Chicken drumsticks and fish can also be cooked on the grill by simply hanging them on the grill, but be sure to marinate them beforehand.

How to cook kebabs in the oven

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