Hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the
oven. This results in better baking.
Place the pans so that one is not directly
over the other.
For best results,
allow 1% to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at
Use the following
as a guide to determine
where to place the pans:
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Place in opposite corners of the oven rack.
Three or four pans
Place in opposite corners on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly over
foil to catch spillovers
from pies or casseroles:
Place the foil on the oven rack below the
rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and
make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm)
larger all around than the dish holding the
Do not cover the entire rack with alumi-
num foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
Do not line oven bottom or entire oven
rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking
Shock and Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
Failure to follow this precaution could
result in electrical shock or fire hazard
and damage to the elements.