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5 Things to Do With Wax Paper

A chef’s best friend, wax paper is used for its non-stick properties and wrapping food to prevent moisture to soak through. But it has uses outside the kitchen too. Here are 5 other things to do with wax paper. 

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Things to Do With Wax Paper

Here are some things to do with wax paper. Before 1927, wax paper was sold in pre-cut sheets. Inventor Nicholas Marcalus then came up with the idea of putting wax paper on a roll in a box with a built-in cutter.

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1. Things to Do With Wax Paper: Cake Decorating

Another thing to do with wax paper. You made a special birthday cake, and now comes the moment of truth: Can you pipe out the lettering in frosting on the first try? Not many of us can, so try this trick to make it easier. Cut a piece of wax paper the same size as your cake, using the cake pan as a guide. Then pipe the name and the message onto the paper and freeze it. After just half an hour it should be easy to handle. Loosen the frosting and slide it off into the cake using a spatula. Everyone will think you’re a cake-decorating professional!

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2. Things to Do With Wax Paper: Speed Kitchen Cleanup

Other things to with wax paper is to clean the kitchen.

  • Line vegetable and meat bins with a layer of wax paper. When it needs replacement, just wad it up and throw it in the trash or, if it’s not stained with meat juices, the compost pile.
  • If your kitchen cabinets don’t extend to the ceiling, a layer of wax paper on top will catch dust and grease particles. Every month or two, just fold it up, discard it, and put a fresh layer down.
  • If you’re worried about meat juices getting into the pores of your cutting board, cover it with three layers of wax paper before slicing raw meat and throw the paper out immediately. It beats scrubbing the cutting board with bleach!

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3. Things to Do With Wax Paper: Tame the Waffle Iron

Tame the waffle iron with wax paper. Having trouble extricating waffles from your waffle iron? Nonstick surfaces don’t last forever. You can’t fix the problem permanently, but if you just want to get it to work today, put a layer of wax paper in between the plates of your waffle iron for a few minutes while it heats up. The wax will be transferred to the plates, temporarily helping waffles pop out again.

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4. Things to Do With Wax Paper: Uncork Bottles With Ease

Uncork bottles with wax paper. If you keep a bottle of cooking wine in your kitchen, you probably uncork it and recork it many times before using it up. Instead of struggling with the cork each time, wrap some paper around the cork before reinserting it. It’ll be easier to remove the next time, and the paper helps keep little bits of cork from getting into the wine.

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5. Things to Do With Wax Paper: Stop Water Spotting

Stop water spotting with wax paper. Company’s coming, and you want every room of the house to look its best. To keep bathroom fixtures temporarily spotless, rub them with a sheet of wax paper after cleaning them. The wax that transfers will deflect water droplets like magic-at least until the next cleaning.

 

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Things to Do With Wax Paper

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