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

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. Bonus: here’s what experts have to say on if you can bake cookies on foil.

Now, when we talk about aluminum foil, you know we’re talking about Reynolds Wrap! They’ve been in kitchens for 70+ 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 now marks each box of aluminum foil with a color to indicate its purpose. Here’s a key to the Reynolds Wrap color code.

Reynolds Wrap Group ImageCourtesy Reynolds Wrap

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 as opposed to 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? It’s one of the many surprising uses for aluminum foil.

Next Up: Learn the specific reason why aluminum foil has a shiny side and a dull side.

Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.