You should not put an aluminum container directly in the oven
If you put an aluminum container, containing food to be cooked or reheated, in your oven directly on the shelf, the shiny base will reflect a large part of the oven heat (like a mirror). This means that the food will take much longer to cook or heat through than usual.
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To prevent this the best solution is to put the aluminum container on a baking sheet before putting in the oven.
If you do this, food will cook or reheat as normal.
Remarks:You might have noticed that this is why aluminum containers used for commercially prepared frozen dishes have dull bases.
Last modified on: February 21th 2011