Can you put wax paper in the oven?


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Wax paper is not safe for oven use. Wax paper transfers onto food that is being cooked or baked and is potentially a fire hazard for longer cooked or baked items.

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Wax paper is similar to parchment paper, but parchment paper is designed for oven use. Wax paper is designed for wrapping food or separating items in the fridge. The properties of wax paper melt under high heat conditions, causing particles to transfer to food. Wax paper is not toxic but is not ideal for consumption. Wax paper has a low smoke point that causes it to catch fire if left in the oven for extremely long periods of time.

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