cooling rack


Used to cool baked goods such as cakes and breads, a cooling rack is made of a network of closely arranged wires, set on short legs to raise it above the level of the countertop. The raised surface provides air circulation so the baked goods won't get soggy on the bottom. It's important that the rack have thick, strong wires so it won't sag in the center. Cooling racks can be round, square or rectangular and can range from small to large.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Next Up

How to Make Cooling Tea Water

Learn to make cooling tea water, a spa product featured on The Kitchen.

7 Tips to Organize Your Spice Rack

Before you begin to organize your spices, go through what you have and discard any that are old and have no scent. Combine duplicates into one jar if possible.

The Best Spice Racks to Fit Every Kitchen

Whether you store your spices in the cabinet, on your countertop or in a drawer, there is an organizer to help!

Snacks for the Racks: Your Black Friday Survival Plan

Gear up for the relentless sifting and sorting on Black Friday by stocking your purse or pockets with these on-the-go treats.

Upgrade Your Grill with a D.I.Y. Toasting and Warming Rack

This easy hack is so key for Labor Day grilling!

Spotlight Recipe: Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple & Lentil Salad

The lamb in this EatingWell dish is perfectly portioned to satisfy your palate. The lentils add protein, B-vitamins and fiber and the Granny Smith apple complements the flavor.

This Fancy Dish Rack on Amazon Is Worth Every Penny

How much would you spend to actually like hand-washing dishes?

What to Watch: Cooling Down on Valerie’s Home Cooking and Decadent Desserts on Guy’s Grocery Games

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.

Related Pages