A wire cooling rack is such a versatile baking tool. A wire cooling rack can be used as a draining grate to keep moist foods, such as chicken, from sticking to pans while baking or while on the steam table. Some wire pan grates are sized to fit in steam table pans so food does not sit in liquids that can make it mushy, while still holding the food warm on the steam table. A wire cooling rack is also great for draining grease and oils from food while baking in the oven. Wire cooling racks are also perfect for allowing freshly baked foods, such as cookies, to rest and cool evenly while still hot.