Whether it’s for a school bake sale or big holiday, baking in bulk can get stressful. Juggling timers so you know which batches need to go in the oven and which need to come out can lead to even the most seasoned bakers to cut some corners, like letting fresh goods cool properly.
Wire racks allow piping-hot baked goods to cool evenly and quickly, and prevent steam-caused soggy bottoms. But when your counter is already covered in countless bowls, spatulas and other baking tools, it’s tempting to just throw them on a plate or in a Tupperware. Luckily, Reddit user spongespatula has come up with the perfect solution, using something that’s already in your house!
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Spongespatula advises removing the cover from your ironing board and using it as a stand-alone cooling rack. Not only does this ensure that there’s plenty of room for multiple batches worth of treats, it also frees up a ton of space on your counters. Plus, it can be moved out of your kitchen altogether. Just make sure it’s put in a low-traffic area to avoid any of your baked goods taking a tumble. It’s a pretty cool trick, don’t you think?