Having managed (not on the first attempt) to tear off the right amount of kitchen foil I faced the big question. Does the shiny side go on top or underneath?  Whenever I see  people with sandwiches the shiny side always seems to be on the outside but is it the same when using the foil for cooking?

The obvious place to look is on the box. As you may know already it doesn’t say anything at all, so I asked three friends and got three different answers.  Not exactly helpful. When I found the answer though I discovered than none of my friends were doing it “wrong” because – it doesn’t matter.  Both sides have the same properties. The only reason that one side is dull and the other is shiny is the production process for making the foil.

So problem solved?

Yes but that’s not quite the end of the story. I’ve discovered that there are some types of foil that have a non stick coating and before you ask it’s on the dull side.