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Posted by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Earlier this week, I shared tips about the handy kitchen helper, tinfoil. Well, now it's time to talk wax paper! It's just as helpful and has a variety of uses. I used to think it was only helpful during the holidays when baking, etc, but I found it has a ton of other uses - some that everyone should be taking advantage of as huge time savers in the kitchen.

Take a look:

Use wax paper to keep sandwiches fresh in lunches

Wrap leftover cheeses in wax paper to keep moist and fresh

Use as a non-stick surface for rolling out dough

Bake candies and cookies on wax paper for even cooking and non-stick surface

Rub on cast iron skillets to keep them rust free

Line kitchen cabinets with wax paper to catch dust and crumbs. Change as necessary.

Make into a cone and use for piping icing on to cakes

Make snack pouches for lunches when you're out of baggies.

Moms, what do you use wax paper for in your kitchens?

by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Remember the key word when rubbing it on stuff and what is the word? WAX!

You can use it to make envelopes for party invitations. The hand-off type. More likely to be noticed when the kids take them home so they don't forget to show it to the parents.

Use it to clean a clothing iron. Use it for tracing paper. Use it to make fairy wings.


by Rhonda on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:01 AM

I've used it for rolling out and moving pie crust dough to the pie plate.

I've used it for baking....and that is NOT a good idea.  Smoke everywhere and inedible cookies.  Bake with parchment paper, not wax paper.

I'm a cake decorator, and I've used it in lieu of an icing bag

DD irons colorful fall leaves (can also be done with crayon shavings or bits of colored paper) between 2 sheets of wax paper (wax sides together), then trims the edges to make colorful window decorations.

My DD's favorite use:  laying sheets of wax paper out on the counter to put her no-bake cookies on to harden.

by Sarah on Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:50 AM
Wow those are some great uses I had not thought of.
I've used it to roll out cookie dough and pie crust
by Kayla on Jun. 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM
I don't lol
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 9:28 AM
I always forget about wax paper!
by Sonnie on Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM

I use it to line my table to cool cookies (once they cooled a bit on the pan).  When I make tacos I use a square of it to wrap up soft tacos for lunch the next day.  When I'm making sugar cookies, I wrap the dough in it to refrigerate.

by Peggy on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I love the tips, especially the idea of using it to pipe cakes!  I normally use it for rolling dough for cookies

by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I use it when i make my no bake roll out pie crust

by Silver Member on Jun. 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I rarely use wax paper.. no bake cookies, that's about it!

by Lauren on Jun. 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

I have only used wax paper for baking... Not in the oven but for surface work such as rolling the dough.  

We buy a lot of cheese so I love the idea of using it to wrap cheese. 

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