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20 Surprising Uses for Wax Paper

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20 Surprising Uses for Wax Paper


Wax paper is a kitchen standby for its ingenious ability to keep foods from sticking. This application can be used on so much more than your freshly baked batch of cookies, though. From speeding up snow shoveling time to getting a zipper unstuck, click through to check out some creative ways to use wax paper. Have a tip of your own? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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2:20AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thank you :)

7:23PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

interesting. i'll have to try some of these

5:43PM PDT on May 13, 2013

yes, helpful!

8:18PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thank You for this article!
Nice tips!

6:56PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013


1:17PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

knew some of these but not all.thanks.

1:07PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

my great-grandma taught me most of these :)

4:14PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Details - This is a thin tissue paper infused with paraffin, a petroleum-derived product much like that in a (non-bees) wax candle, but more highly refined for FDA-approved food use

11:29PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013


4:37PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Great idea

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