Why do people want to avoid aluminum foil when roasting garlic

  • Posted by: Devin
  • November 19, 2018


Devin November 20, 2018
Thank you all for the information responses!
Smaug November 20, 2018
Public opinion runs on buzzwords- aluminum has been associated with "bad" in the kitchen, and people try to avoid it in any usage. Aluminum foil is great stuff for any number of uses; the actual deaths attributed to its use are not many.
Alyssa November 20, 2018
Not to mention that as long as the foil isn't totally soaked in oil, it's infinitely recyclable. Just ball it up and toss it in the blue bin.
Brinda A. November 20, 2018
Hi Devin, personally, I find aluminum foil to be super-handy when roasting garlic—it acts as a disposable, oven-safe vessel, and you can shape it to form a little packet around the garlic to aid it in even roasting. My guess is that people looking to reduce their foil usage might want to roast their garlic in a different sort of vessel—a small ceramic or clay baker could work, but then you'd want to make sure it has an oven-safe cover, too (else the garlic might more easily burn as it's roasting).

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