Hey all! Can I use damp rags (an old towel cut into strips) as bake even strips or am I going to start a fire? Please let me know soon as I'm going to try it in a few minutes. Thanks!
You can..I do.... ! I got this one from another CC'er !!
If you don't have bake even strips you can use old towels. Tear them in strips, soak in water, squeeze out, fold to width to fit height of pan and wrap around outside edge of pan and secure with binder clip.
Just like Vicki says.
I do it all the time. I learned it from Jennifer Dontz.
I've heard about some catching on fire but I guess if you wet them well you won't have any problems, good luck!
I use a towel all the time too.. I have never had a fire.. but i do keep an eye on it once the moisture goes out of the towel..
I have not had a problem..the max time I have a cake in the oven is 55 min at 325 and I keep an eye on it. (mostly to make sure the towel does does not fall off) I have used "heavy" duty stick pins instead of the clips.
Unless you are using it to bake your Turkey (5 hours in the oven) I just let it go...
I used strips of towels before I got the bake-even-strips and I prefer the towels. The only thing I like about the bake-even-strips is that it has those cute little t-pins to secure them in place. I usually use the black and silver paper holders (a massive paper clip). I use extremely cold water when I wet the strips and it works like a charm.