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Can wax paper be used in the oven?

Asked by deepseas72 (1068points) October 19th, 2008 from iPhone
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Nimis's avatar

Parchment paper!
Wax paper can be used if it is completely covered.
Parchment is treated with silicone and can handle heat much better.

gailcalled's avatar

You can line the bottom of round baking tins with buttered rounds of waxed paper before pouring batter in. Other than that, no.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wax_paper

ccrash3's avatar

Yes it can when baking. I often use it to line cake pans. Spray the pans with Pam, cut the waxed paper into a circle to fit the pan and spray again with Pam. After you remove the cake from the oven, let cool 10 min, turn out on a rack and peel off waxed paper.

btko's avatar

It just smokes a bit – no big deal.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

We’ve always used parchment in the oven in my house. Do you wax-paper users ever wonder if there’s wax in your cake….?

gailcalled's avatar

If you grease the waxed paper for cake layers, the paper just peels off.

We have stopped using those little birthday candles for both the wax and the spittle issues.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

yeah, sure the paper peels off, but what if it left some wax behind? i’m not trying to be antagonist, i’m just wondering, honestly. i mean, i guess eating a little wax every now and again isn’t that big of a deal..lol

so does no one blow out candles on your house, then? :(

cooksalot's avatar

Wax paper is made with food grade wax. Though I’m not so sure how edible paraffin is supposed to be. Remember when homemade jelly and jam was covered with paraffin? Same thing.

gailcalled's avatar

No more candles, no more frosting covered with spit. No more cake anymore, either, except for the 2 and 4 yr. olds. I don’t know what their moms do about the candles. I will check. It’s an interesting question.

My daughter does bake the world’s most beautiful deep-dish apple pie, once or twice a year.

Since I no longer bake, I have eaten all the wax I plan to. And you’re right; it’s probably less harmful than mercury, lead, BPA and hormones.

btko's avatar

What about the parchment? I wonder if sometimes Silicon is left behind… I’m sure wax from the paper gets into the food. I just use a little bit of oil or butter – no paper.

Nimis's avatar

Btko: Was about to say the same thing.
In the long run, I think I’d rather have wax than silicon.

janell101's avatar

Wax paper does cook at 375 degrees in the oven. we just experienced it!!

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