Can I use wax paper instead of parchment paper?

Asked by Rosemary Overlock on November 19, 2021

Categories: Food and drink Desserts and baking

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Don't use wax paper to line baking sheets or cake pans or put it in a hot oven. Wax paper is useful in many other ways. Bottom line: You can use wax paper and parchment paper interchangeably if you are not cooking with heat. If you are cooking with heat, choose parchment paper.

Which is better wax paper or parchment paper? The main difference between wax paper_and parchment papers is their respective coatings. Parchment paper is coated with silicone to give it a nonstick, heat-resistant surface, and wax paper (or waxed paper) is—as the name suggests—coated with a soybean or paraffin wax.

Does parchment paper burn? Parchment paper may be heat resistant, but it is not flame retardant! Parchment will not only burn, it will burn big. 3. You should NOT use parchment paper under a broiler or in a toaster oven.

Is aluminum foil safe in oven? Yes (though not in a microwave oven), but you_should be cautious about using aluminum foil as a cover over foods with volatile acidity, such as those containing large amounts of vinegar or tomato sauces. In these cases, cover the food with a layer of parchment paper and then put the aluminum foil over the parchment.