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Is wax paper different than parchment paper?

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Yes. Interchangeable in most situations, but wax paper is flamable and cannot go in the oven. It's coated with soybean or paraffin wax. Parchment paper is coated with silicone giving it a nonstick and heat-resistant surface. Wax paper is much cheaper, so good for applications not involving heat.

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Yes. Parchment paper is coated with silicone to give it a nonstick, heat-resistant surface, and wax paper (or waxed paper) is—as the name suggests—coated with a soybean or paraffin wax. Because of wax paper's coating, it is not meant for use in the oven.

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