What are the differences?

Baking paper, parchment paper, bakery paper, waxed paper, cooking paper, butter paper

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Baking paper, parchment paper, bakery paper, waxed paper, cooking paper, butter paper – what are these all about?

Grease proof papers are highly hygienic and heat resistant papers which enable a wide variety of uses.

Baking paper – also known as bakery paper or parchment paper, as it is often called especially in the US – is grease proof paper that is used in baking and cooking as it provides a heat-resistant, non-stick surface to bake on.

SAGA Baking Paper is a unique innovation and contains more properties than traditional baking paper. It is a perfect partner for all kinds of baking, cooking (even in boiling water) and food preparation. SAGA Baking Paper ensures that food does not stick on trays, cake forms or dishes, and because no oil is needed to coat them, it also means easier dishwashing. SAGA Baking Paper can be also used for decorating, grating and rolling out - it can even be used in the microwave. Both sides of SAGA paper are identical, so both sides can be placed “up” when using it. To guarantee maximum food hygiene and environmental performance, SAGA Baking Paper is white.

There are also other papers in market that may look the same but actually are totally different products. Some examples of those include:

  • Waxed paper (or wax paper as it is also called) actually has wax on it, so it should not be used in the oven. NOTE: Baking paper can be used in most applications that call for wax paper as a non-stick surface. However, the reverse is not true, as using wax paper may cause smoke in the oven and affect taste.
  • Butter paper (sometimes called as sandwich paper) does not have a non-stick surface, so it should not be used for baking, but instead e.g. for protecting the chopping board when preparing for instance fish, raw meat, onion, chili or beetroot, or for packaging and wrapping fatty and moist food for instance when going for a picnic.