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Does anyone else use greasproof paper in the oven?

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StealthPolarBear Tue 17-Mar-09 19:43:02

I always have but found out tonight that it can set alight and fill the kitchen with smoke.
ahem...so I'm told
blush

nowwearefour Tue 17-Mar-09 19:44:09

there is special stuff that isnt called greaseproof paper isnt there for use in blind baking etc???? i use it all the time!

thisisyesterday Tue 17-Mar-09 19:45:08

really?? but it's made for baking with... ?

StealthPolarBear Tue 17-Mar-09 19:47:37

That's what I thought tiy
Glad it isn't just me
Just looked at the box and mine is called greaseproof and baking paper anyway! Says 'oven safe' on the side! Yet within seconds it had all gone black and bits of it had set on fire!

thisisyesterday Tue 17-Mar-09 19:57:56

how hot was the oven?

StealthPolarBear Tue 17-Mar-09 20:04:26

200C - my usual temp for jacket potatoes.
I've just had a look at the box and there was nothing about safe use or temperatures. Think I might complain as it was really scary!

ChocFudgeCake Tue 17-Mar-09 21:57:06

Yes and no fires here...yet.

Lmccrean Tue 17-Mar-09 21:59:34

Was it touching the element? Mine has gone on fire when it touched it.

thumbwitch Tue 17-Mar-09 22:00:03

all the time in baking - under biscuits, lining tins etc. That's what it's for, innit? Gas oven too. However, for baking my oven is rarely above gas 5 or 6 at the outside.

Perhaps if you were using it wrapped around jacket potatoes, that was the problem - if used in baking, it will take on some of the grease which might increase its "flash" point.

thumbwitch Tue 17-Mar-09 22:00:41

all the time in baking - under biscuits, lining tins etc. That's what it's for, innit? Gas oven too. However, for baking my oven is rarely above gas 5 or 6 at the outside.

Perhaps if you were using it wrapped around jacket potatoes, that was the problem - if used in baking, it will take on some of the grease which might increase its "flash" point.

thumbwitch Tue 17-Mar-09 22:01:01

sorry - MN went weird on me!

Bakersman Tue 17-Mar-09 22:03:46

I use baking parchment all the time with no problems... however dh used it under the grill to flaming effect shock
Are you sure it wasn't on grill by accident?

WilyWombat Tue 17-Mar-09 22:06:31

I use unbleached baking paper, it is superb but it does seem to burn sometimes.

ThingOne Tue 17-Mar-09 22:19:39

I use baking parchment but not sure how it differs - I mostly only use it for making gingerbread men!

StealthPolarBear Wed 18-Mar-09 10:47:50

The more I think about this the more annoyed I get. It was really scary, and even once I'd removed it there were charred bits at the bottom of the oven I couldn't remove which might have meant our meal was ruined.
Bakersman - no, definitely wasn't the grill, I've only ahd to make that mistake once to never make it again
Lmccrean, I wonder if that was it. Was on a higher shelf than usual so I wonder if that was why.
Not sure if I dare risk it again.

PurpleCrazyHorse Mon 06-Apr-09 20:34:04

I use it when cooking meringue (but admittedly not at 200 degrees!). It's fine, not even singed at 150 and it's in there for an hour.

PistachioLemon Mon 06-Apr-09 20:44:17

I use it all the time and put bits on top of cakes if they're getting a bit too brown but not ready to come out yet. It's never happened to me, but I think the max I've ever had it at is 180C.

aa80 Fri 24-Mar-17 06:45:02

Does the oven work after the paper is set alight as I am mid baking for a party.any thanks.

aa80 Fri 24-Mar-17 06:45:15

Many thanks

wowfudge Fri 24-Mar-17 08:02:45

I can't imagine why anyone needed to use greaseproof paper to cook baked potatoes anyway - just put them directly on the oven shelf.

wowfudge Fri 24-Mar-17 08:02:55

I can't imagine why anyone needed to use greaseproof paper to cook baked potatoes anyway - just put them directly on the oven shelf.

aa80 Fri 24-Mar-17 09:08:42

I was baking pastry blind

aa80 Fri 24-Mar-17 09:08:49

No potatoes

PotOfYoghurt Fri 24-Mar-17 09:18:52

This is the tamest Zombie in a while.

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