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Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:03:48 PM »
A petty issue and question of mine ... Why is it that living in the 21ST century we are still having to use the crappy and flimsy cardboard dispensers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries?

You know the ones.

The rectangular cardboard boxes with the tearing, ripping, foil destroying ... cutting edge thingy on the outside!

Even the eight dollar foil I buy rips the foil to shreds as if I had let the cat loose on it!😟
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 07:20:36 PM »
A petty issue and question of mine ... Why is it that living in the 21ST century we are still having to use the crappy and flimsy cardboard dispensers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries?

You know the ones.

The rectangular cardboard boxes with the tearing, ripping, foil destroying ... cutting edge thingy on the outside!

Even the eight dollar foil I buy rips the foil to shreds as if I had let the cat loose on it!😟

I cut it with a knife. Never use the  'cutting edge thingy'.
Same with saran-wrap.

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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 07:27:17 PM »
You've Been Using Aluminum Foil Wrong
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 07:34:56 PM »
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 09:30:22 AM »
Anyone else still call it tinfoil?
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 01:46:38 PM »
Anyone else still call it tinfoil?

I sure do.

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 02:22:27 PM »
I sure do.

I do as well.  But I realize it has been Aluminum Since before my parents born.  Strange I use the name of product I've never seen.
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 04:04:36 PM »
You've Been Using Aluminum Foil Wrong
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 04:19:43 PM »
Anyone else still call it tinfoil?

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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 09:00:43 PM »
I've known about that "hack" with the aluminum foil box for years.  It's written down, right there on the box where you poke your fingers.  And I never in my life called it "tin foil."   :shrug:
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2020, 12:26:52 PM »
They just make it too dang thin these days. Back in the 50's my grandmother always had a ready supply of neatly folded aluminum foil on the top shelf of her kitchen that she used over and over.

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2020, 12:43:39 PM »
They just make it too dang thin these days. Back in the 50's my grandmother always had a ready supply of neatly folded aluminum foil on the top shelf of her kitchen that she used over and over.

Right. You could repair body panels with that stuff...

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2020, 12:49:15 PM »
When I worked in Abu Dhabi I worked many night shifts.  There wasn't a window blind made to keep the light and heat out of my room for daytime sleeping.  Solution?  Taping foil over the windows.  Worked like a champ.

Today's foil would require several layers, lol.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2020, 12:54:49 PM »
When I worked in Abu Dhabi I worked many night shifts.  There wasn't a window blind made to keep the light and heat out of my room for daytime sleeping.  Solution?  Taping foil over the windows.  Worked like a champ.

Today's foil would require several layers, lol.

Same for hobo dinners - my primary use for tin foil... cubed meat of some kind, taters, carrots, onion, peppers... whatever, cut up and with butter chunks added... Wrapped up in tin foil and thrown in the coals...Better use two or three layers of foil anymore, or it will all end up in the fire.

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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2020, 12:59:03 PM »
When I worked in Abu Dhabi I worked many night shifts.  There wasn't a window blind made to keep the light and heat out of my room for daytime sleeping.  Solution?  Taping foil over the windows.  Worked like a champ.

Today's foil would require several layers, lol.

I had that same trouble when I would cover Third Shift as a line tech for a production line.  I just couldn't get any sleep during the day until I foiled the windows.
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2020, 01:00:01 PM »
Same for hobo dinners - my primary use for tin foil... cubed meat of some kind, taters, carrots, onion, peppers... whatever, cut up and with butter chunks added... Wrapped up in tin foil and thrown in the coals...Better use two or three layers of foil anymore, or it will all end up in the fire.

That, my friend. was the true test of the quality of our foil. 888high58888
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2020, 05:39:20 PM »
When I worked in Abu Dhabi I worked many night shifts.  There wasn't a window blind made to keep the light and heat out of my room for daytime sleeping.  Solution?  Taping foil over the windows.  Worked like a champ.

Today's foil would require several layers, lol.

As a NASA Integrator I really didn't have a shift. I was on call 24/7 so I did a lot of daytime sleeping too. I used some some very  heavy BlockOut Drapes. Helped insulate the windows too so I could keep the bedroom cold in the summer. When I walked out of Mission Control I got so that I'd never know if it was going to be day or nite. Once when I walked out the parking lot was full of workers from the Admin Wing. A fire alarm had gone off. We never were called to evacuate. They'd just let us support a mission until we burnt up.

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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2020, 07:56:54 PM »
Anyone else still call it tinfoil?

Absolutely....and ... if it was hardly used, I fold it up and save it for some future use.
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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2020, 08:09:31 PM »


"Puttin' on the foil, Coach!"

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Re: Aluminum Foil In The 21ST Century
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2020, 09:05:07 PM »
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