Executing a perfectly broiled salmon or baked sweet treat can be exhilarating. But nothing crushes a home cook faster than painstakingly made food stuck to a pan. Figuring out ways to prevent those sticky situations is as old as cooking itself. While many non-stick cookware and bakeware options exist, they can also carry a high price tag.
A safe, affordable option is parchment paper. If you’ve never used parchment paper before but are curious about what to look for and why it can be a great alternative to other non-stick options, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know before you bake up your next batch of goods.
Saves Your Bakes
Compostable and environmentally-friendly option. Reynolds
Parchment paper eliminates the need for greasing pans, which means your cakes and bakes won’t be impacted by extra flour or oil. Simply line your baking dish with some parchment paper and get an even bake every time.
Easy Clean Up
Ideal for using at higher heats and bigger jobs like broiling fish or meat. Katbite
If you have an air fryer, or enjoy making meat and fish in the oven, you understand how messy and time consuming it is to clean up. Line your basket or pan with some heavy duty parchment coated in food-grade silicone.
Cut to Fit
Pulls out in single, ready-to-use sheets. No tearing required. SMARTAKE
Unlike other non-stick baking tools, parchment allows you to cut your paper to fit the pan. This is a total game changer for baking cakes, which can still stick to the bottom of the cake pan in spite of a preventative layer of butter or flour. Cut the paper to fit the bottom of the pan, lay it flat and pour your batter.