A sturdy metal rack for cooling cakes and bakes is essential if you want to ice your creation – and avoid burnt fingers! Great British Bake Off finalist, Kimberley Wilson, puts a selection to the test...
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Tala non-stick cake cooling tray
Size: 40cm x 25cm
This tray ticks a lot of boxes being non-stick and dishwasher safe. It's large enough to handle two large cakes at the same time and is fairly well-priced. A good all-rounder.
Best... For batch baking
Kitchen Craft cooling rack
Size: 40cm x 25cm (x3)
This three-tiered set is great value. When stacked there is enough room to cool muffins and buns between the layers with plenty of room for air to circulate. However, all three of the layers were a little uneven, which was a bit irritating. Large spaces between the grills mean thin biscuits could slip through, but otherwise a good buy.
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What Kimberley looked for...
Quality: A metal that was strong and a structure that's sturdy on its feet.
Height: Plenty of room underneath the rack to allow air to circulate.
Size and shape: How much you can fit on the rack and how practical the shape is from a useage and storage point of view.
Ease of cleaning: How difficult is it to clean off crumbs or residue.
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