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Insider: OXO silicone roasting racks, easier to clean and use

OXO silicone roasting racks
OXO silicone roasting racks

Cooks customarily own wire racks to set inside a pan to lift a turkey or tenderloin off the bottom to drain juices away and assure even browning. OXO Good Grips recently put out a version made of silicone — Silicone Roasting Rack (2-pack for $15) — with an open design for air circulation for proper roasting. They are simpler to clean and store than bulky metal ones. Use one rack for a small pan, or both side by side for a larger one, or stack them for extra height. You won’t need to soak these racks overnight to loosen food particles or scrub them hard to clean. They double as trivets for hot dishes. Available at Kitchen Place, 601 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough, 508- 485-5665; Sur La Table and Bed Bath & Beyond locations.