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What is Dry Wax Paper?

What is Dry Wax Paper?

Tips about dry wax paper uses

At, we offer a variety of paper baking liners that are staples in bakeries, restaurants, and home kitchens. Dry wax paper is one food paper we offer, and although it has many handy applications, people are often confused about what it is and what it can and cannot be used for. Are you trying to decide if dry wax paper can be helpful at your bakery or restaurant? Read on for answers to all your questions!

What is dry wax paper?

Dry wax paper is made from bleached kraft paper that undergoes a dry waxing process. This process drives wax into the paper and leaves no surface residue. Because the wax coating on dry wax paper is pressed into the paper, no wax residue will be transferred to your foods, even if the foods are hot. This differentiates dry wax paper from other forms of wax paper, which may transfer a wax residue to hot foods.

Can dry wax paper be used in the oven?

Yes, dry wax paper can be used in the oven, but only in specific ways. Dry wax paper should only be used in the oven if it will be completely covered by the batter of the cake, brownies, quick bread, or muffins you are baking. Dry wax paper should not be directly exposed to the heat of the ovenbecause it could smoke or even catch fire. This means dry wax paper should not be used on cookie sheets. For cookies, consider using parchment paper instead.

How do I use dry wax paper?

Simply place a sheet of dry wax paper in the bottom of the baking pan -- no need for grease or flour! Completely cover the dry wax paper with batter.

We offer handy dry wax cake liners and dry wax cake circles that are pre-cut to fit various sizes of round cake pans. If you have a roll of dry wax paper, you can get the size you need by tracing the bottom of the pan and cutting the paper to size.

What are uses for dry wax paper?

  • Baking cakes, quick breads, brownies, muffins, and any other baked good where the batter will completely cover the dry wax paper.
  • Wrapping hot and cold sandwiches.
  • Placing underneath pizza in a pizza box.
  • Covering foods in the microwave -- it won't stick or become soggy.
  • Freezing food.
  • Sifting.
  • Lining tins and boxes of sweets.
  • Chilling cookie dough.
  • Keeping cheese fresh.
Still have questions about the many ways dry wax paper can assist in your kitchen? Give our friendly customer service team a call!

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