The problem is that cookies continue to emit steam after coming out of the oven. The vapor condenses and sticks to the hot food, making it mushy. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution to manage the moisture: a cooling rack.
A cooling rack’s open structure allows air to circulate around food, keeping your baked goods as crispy or chewy as you like. And one version Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of is this three-tiered number from Wilton. It not only has an incredible 4.8-star rating with 2,000 reviews, but it also jumped in popularity by 2,215% in the retailer’s kitchen department this week.
Anyone tight on counter or storage space (or both!) will appreciate how convenient the Wilton Collapsible Cooling Rack can be. Made from durable steel and coated with a non-stick finish, the multi-level cooling rack fits up to three dozen cookies in just a 10-inch-wide footprint. When you’re done baking, it smoothly collapses for fuss-free storage.
Setting up the rack doesn’t require any special tools—simply unfold and slide the stand into small slot supports on the top and bottom racks. Keeping it clean is as easy as hand-washing in warm, soapy water after every use.
It’s no surprise the tool has become Amazon’s best-selling cooling rack. Thousands of reviewers rave about its design, with many saying it’s a must-have for small kitchens.
“Counter space is a premium, and this cooking rack really helps free up some of that space,” a shopper wrote. “You can easily cool three pans worth of cookies at a time on these racks, and folded down they store perfectly in the cabinet without taking up too much room.”
Other reviewers complimented the cooling rack’s solid build, saying it easily holds dozens of baked desserts without a wobble. One said, “Once the cookies were done and it was time to turn around and make fudge, this thing was great for that too! Super sturdy holding three casserole dishes while the fudge cooled.”
While the Wilton Collapsible Cooling Rack typically costs an affordable $21, right now you can snag one for 35% off on Amazon. There’s no telling how long this deal will last, though, so hurry and add it to your cart ASAP.
To buy: $14 (originally $21); amazon.com