Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil Is Now Color-Coded—Here’s What All the Colors Mean

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I'll be stocking up on lots of GREEN!

No kitchen is complete without a set of plastic wrap, parchment paper, and aluminum foil. How could anyone possibly cook and bake to their heart’s content without these absolute essentials? From bacon to French fries to cookies, these staples make cleanup easy.

Now, when we talk about aluminum foil, you know we’re talking about Reynolds Wrap! It’s been in kitchens for 70-plus years, and it’s no surprise why. This cooking assistant has received a color-coded packaging makeover, and it’s about to make shopping so much easier.

What each Reynolds Wrap color means

Reynolds Wrap Group Image with various color coded boxes of aluminum foilCourtesy Reynolds Wrap

Reynolds Wrap now marks each box of aluminum foil with a color to indicate its purpose. Here’s a key to the Reynolds Wrap color code.

Pink: Everyday

Your standard everyday use foil. This is the box you have stashed in your cabinets. It’s perfect for a baked tilapia dinner or a pan of roasted asparagus.

Blue: Heavy Duty

This is heavy-duty foil that does the trick for hefty foods such as steak. The heavy-duty foil is durable and not easily torn.

Yellow: Nonstick

Your nonstick foil that’s great for handling sticky situations. Think mac and cheese or cinnamon rolls! It turns any baking dish or pan into a nonstick miracle for easy cleanup.

Green: Recycled

This foil is made with 100% recycled aluminum and has a much smaller carbon footprint than its brethren. It uses 90% less energy than developing a brand-new foil. (You may have already assumed that from the color!)

Orange: Grill Foil

Your heavy-duty grilling foil that was made for summer. Use it for grilled corn on the cob or even chicken legs! Did you know you can even crumple some of this foil into a ball and use it as a grill brush? Contrary to popular belief, though, you shouldn’t wrap your leftovers in foil—here’s why.

Next, learn the specific reason why aluminum foil has a shiny side and a dull side.

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