Debra Lynn Dadd

oven bags

QUESTION:

I've been elected to make Thanksgiving dinner this year and was wondering if anyone has experience using the Reynolds oven bags and if they are safe to use. The box doesn't state what they are made of, so it makes me wonder, especially with all the bad stuff we've learned about plastics lately? I think if it works like it says it does, it would save on the soap and water necessary for clean-up after a traditional roasting.

POSTED BY CHARLOTTE :: FLORIDA USA :: 11/23/2009 5:59 PM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

I wasn't able to find out what they are made of either.

I wouldn't heat my food in an unknown plastic in the oven.

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

On Amazon the Product Description says "Reynolds oven bags are heat resistant nylon oven bags" so I guess they are at least part nylon.

COMMENT FROM DEBRA: Nylon has very low toxicity.


POSTED BY CHARLOTTE :: FLORIDA USA :: 11/27/2009 4:29 PM


I tried one a few years ago (thinking the same about easy clean-up, etc) and the turkey "juices" leaked out and messed up the pan anyway. I had better luck another year using a couple of layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, just wrapped it around and around the turkey. Almost no clean up involved with that method. Not sure what Debra thinks about aluminum foil - I rarely ever use it.

COMMENT FROM DEBRA: I roast my turkey on a rack in the pan and then make my gravy from the drippings, plus extra turkey sauce. By the time I make the turkey, all those "yummy bits" that are hard to clean are in the gravy, and it's not hard to wash the pan at all.


POSTED BY ANN :: TENNESSEE USA :: 11/27/2009 4:53 PM


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