Parchment Love

I used to have a love-hate relationship with parchment paper. I love that it keeps all kinds of things (bagels, hamburger rolls, grissini, cinnamon rolls…) from adhering to their pans. In fact, parchment is indispensable if you bake in or on metal pans. But I hate that the rolls of paper parchment are difficult to tear off cleanly, need to be cut with scissors every time to fit the pan, and can’t be reused more than two or three times, if at all.

Since I discovered reusable parchment sheets from Regency Wraps, there’s a whole lot more love going on in my kitchen.

  • The sheets can be reused hundreds of times, according to the manufacturer. I’ve had mine for a few months and they show no signs of wearing out.
  • They’re easy to clean with a damp cloth, and a little soap if they’re sticky or greasy.
  • They are easy to cut to the exact dimensions of your pans. The uncut size is 13 x 17 inches, large enough for a sheet pan, two 8-inch cake pans, or two 9 x 13-inch pans (which are usually a little smaller than that at the bottom). It’s worth having one for each pan you use regularly.
  • Once they’re cut to size, they can be stored right in their pans.
  • They can be used in oven temperatures up to 500F. Paper burns at 450.
  • They are more “nonstick” than paper parchment. I used to need copious amounts of semolina to keep bagels from sticking to the paper. With these sheets I don’t need any.

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And here’s even more for you to love: Forget flowers and chocolate — I would love to send some love to your kitchen in time for Valentine’s Day,  in the form of two reusable parchment sheets, courtesy of Regency Wraps.

Update on February 11, 2012: This giveaway has ended. Congrats to Jeremy!

To enter the running for this giveaway, leave a comment on this post. Of course, there is fine print:

  • Winner will be drawn randomly by me at approximately 9 A.M. PST on Saturday, February 11, 2012.
  • One comment per person, please.
  • I regret that I can only ship to a United States address.
  • Full disclosure: Regency Wraps provided two reusable parchment sheets for me to give away. I was not otherwise compensated in any way.

CommentsLeave a comment

  1. LindyD says

    Product sounds great. How do they hold up when used on a baking stone?

    BTW, I buy my parchment from a food service store (Gordon Foods). It comes in flat, full size sheets. 50 sheets (16.5″ x 12.5″) for about $3.50. I cut them in half to fit my cookie sheets, and to sit on top my stone.

  2. says

    I’d love to try these. I hate the act/thought of throwing away silicon laden parchment, this might just be the right solution to my dilemma. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Susan L says

    Susan, I do a lot of baking and have felt a bit guilty for creating so much parchment waste! If I’m not a contest winner I’m going to buy some to try.
    Thanks for the info. and the opportunity.

  4. ellen says

    wow, GREAT idea! thanx for the opportunity!
    i too hate the idea of having to cut the old parchment paper to fit every time. grrrrrr

  5. slapshoe says

    I adore parchment for baking, but am incapable of cutting in a straight line, so these look like an indispensable aid to my massive Christmas cookie baking operation.

  6. Mikee says

    Cutting and fiddling with parchment can be the hardest part of some recipes… this product would help a lot.

    If I win will you send it to my sister? (who lives in the U.S and also loves to bake)

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