Wax Paper FAQ
What is wax paper?
Wax paper (also called “waxed paper” or “paraffin paper”) is a paper that has been made moisture proofed thanks to the application of a wax coating.
What are the different uses of wax paper?
Wax paper can be used to wrap food for cold storage or lining up a dish for a cold food preparation.
Wax paper use is also great to prevent items from sticking together when stored them in the freezer.
You can also wrap coloured candles in wax paper to prevent the dye from bleeding.
Is wax paper food grade?
Our wax paper is food grade and can be used safely to wrap food.
What is the difference between wax paper and parchment paper?
The main different between the two papers is their coating:
- Parchment paper (also called “baking paper” or “greaseproof baking paper”) is coated with silicone to give it a non-stick surface that is heat resistant.
- Wax paper is coated with paraffin or soybean wax.
Parchment paper is usually more expensive than wax paper.
Is it OK to use wax paper for baking?
Wax paper is not heat resistant and therefore should not be used in the oven for baking as the wax could melt or worse, ignite.
You can use parchment paper for all your baking needs and other uses involving heat.
Can wax paper be recycled?
Unfortunately wax paper cannot be recycled at the time of writing this article.