A wire baking rack is a rack made of closely spaced wires, usually
arranged in a grid-like pattern. Wire backing racks are designed to
sit on a flat surface like a counter top or table. A wire baking
rack has small wire feet that elevate the flat rack slightly above
the surface that it is placed on.
Wire baking racks are also called cooling racks because they are
designed to help baked goods cool quickly and evenly. When freshly
baked items are placed on a cooling rack, the items are allowed to
cool evenly because the steam and heat are able to escape from all
areas of the item, unlike when items are left to cool in the pan
they were baked in.