Kitchen Tip: Brown Bag Cooling Racks

By , June 27, 2011

I have a little kitchen tip for you today!

Since we live in a small apartment, space is at a premium and we don’t have room for needless kitchenware. And so, among many other things, we don’t own wire cooling racks. If I need a cooling rack, I improvise.

For cookies, I use what my depression-era grandmother used — a cut-up brown paper grocery bag. Just cut it up and lay it on the countertop, transfer your cookies onto it, and fold it up when you’re done…and use it again and again! It hardly takes up any room, and I get to think of my grandma — and bygone days in general — every time I use it.


What’s one way you improvise in the kitchen?


3 Responses to “Kitchen Tip: Brown Bag Cooling Racks”

  1. Trish says:

    I really like that little tip! Thanks.

  2. snowpeas says:

    …and another advantage is that they absorb oil/fat in the things being cooled, esp. cookies :). THANKS for sharing this old-fashioned idea which actually seems pertinent to the times now!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Snowpeas – EXACTLY! It’s a nice side benefit of using paper bags, huh!

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