Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper features a non-stick surface that’s ideal for making candy or dipping strawberries, cookies or pretzels in chocolate. Foods lift right off the non-stick surface without leaving a mess behind on your bakeware. For gift giving or freezing, layer candies or baked cookies between wax paper sheets.
Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper makes food preparation easier by minimizing cleanup. Shred cheese, peel vegetables or grate lemon peel on wax paper to pick up every shred. Keep counter tops clean by covering them with wax paper when breading chicken or fish, or use it to catch sprinkles when decorating cookies and cupcakes. Cover foods in the microwave to prevent splatters and keep the microwave clean.
Can I use Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper in the oven?
Wax paper should not be directly exposed to the heat of an oven. However, Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper may be used as a pan liner when baking cakes, bread, muffins or any baked food in which the dough or batter completely covers the wax paper lining.
What is the difference between Parchment Paper and Wax Paper?
Both Wax paper and Parchment paper provide a non-stick surface to help food lift off of the surface of a pan without sticking. Wax paper is made by applying a coating of wax to a thin paper sheet. Parchment paper has a natural non-stick coating produced through a special “parchmentizing” process. The way they’re made means that both are microwave safe, but only parchment paper is oven safe (up to 420F).
Both wax paper and parchment paper can be used for lining cake pans for baking cakes. This is because the cake batter completely covers the wax paper.
What is each made of?
Parchment paper is made from paper and through the unique “parchmentizing” process, produces a very dense, non-stick paper that won't fall apart when wet.
Wax paper is a light-weight paper that has been coated with food grade wax.
Why should I line my cake pan with wax paper?
When you line cake pans with Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper, you can skip the process of greasing or flouring your pans. Place your cake pan on wax paper, trace around the bottom, and cut it out so that you have a perfectly sized liner. After baking and cooling, loosen sides of cake with a knife.
Invert cake onto a cooling rack. Remove pan and peel off wax paper for a smooth surface that's ready to frost.
Can I use Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper in the microwave?
Yes. Microwaves have little to no effect on wax paper, this means that Reynolds® Cut-Rite® Wax Paper can be used as an inexpensive, spatter-free cover for microwave heating.
For microwave cooking, always microwave at least 1/2 cup of food at a time and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with Cut-Rite Wax Paper to hold in just the right amount of heat and moisture without steam buildup.