If You Care Parchment Baking Sheets is the pre-cut version of their award winning Parchment Baking papers. Manufactured using the same attention toward high-quality, non-toxic materials. If You Care Unbleached Parchment Baking Sheets are made from premium quality, unbleached, greaseproof paper. As no chlorine is used for bleaching, no chlorine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams.
- Unbleached greaseproof paper
- Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
- Minimum waste
- Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
- Vegetable-based inks for printing
- Non-toxic glues
- Cardboard packaging biodegradable but should be recycled
- Pre-cut sheets
- Silicone coated
- Excellent for baking and cooking
- No greasing necessary
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Gluten free
- Allergen free
- Star-K kosher and Kosher for Passover
What is silcone?
Their Parchment Baking Sheets are coated with Silicone, which is derived from Silicon, an element found naturally in sand, quartz and rock. After oxygen, it is the most abundant element on earth. Silicone is non-toxic when incinerated. It is the most environmentally friendly non-stick surface. It is also the most effective non-stick surface.
What is Quilon?
Some Parchment Baking Sheets are coated with Quilon which contains Chromium, a heavy metal, which can leave toxic trace elements when incinerated.
Baking and Cooking
If You Care Unbleached Parchment Baking Sheets are perfect for baking and cooking. No greasing is necessary so additional fat and calories are spared and time is saved. This paper does not affect the taste of baked goods. It is microwave safe. It is oven proof up to 428 degrees F/220 degrees C. Sheets can be re-used.
If You Care products are produced with a view to reducing the amount of waste in our waste streams. If possible, nothing should remain after the product has been used and properly disposed of. The packaging of every product is made from unbleached and whenever possible, recycled cardboard or paper which should be recycled again. The coffee filters, parchment paper, baking cups, waxed paper and sandwich bags are 100% biodegradable and should be composted. The aluminum foil is made from recycled aluminum and can be recycled again.
Why We Use Unbleached Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF) Paper
Wood pulp, in its natural state is brown or beige. Papers made from such pulp - for example brown paper bags, and most cardboard boxes - are also brown. For years, most paper was subjected to a bleaching process to make it white, using elemental chlorine (Cl), usually in the form of chlorine gas, with horrible environmental consequences.
Today, this process is no longer used in most of Europe. Much of the North American pulp and paper industry no longer uses elemental chlorine (Cl), but there remain a number of paper mills in North America which continue to do so, despite the documented environmental damage that this process engenders. Today, the most common form of bleaching paper is no longer with the use of elemental chlorine (Cl), but instead with the use of chlorine derivatives, principally chlorine dioxide (ClO2). Paper bleached with chlorine dioxide is often referred to as "elementally chlorine-free" (ECF). Though bleaching with chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is far preferable to bleaching with elemental chlorine, it is still environmentally harmful, because chlorine derivatives still produce toxic chlorinated organic compounds, such as chloroform, a known carcinogen.
Totally chlorine-free (TCF) paper is paper which is either unbleached, or bleached using no chlorine or chlorine derivatives. Bleached papers which are totally chlorine-free (TCF) have been bleached with oxygen, ozone and/or hydrogen peroxide. These bleaching methods have none of the environmental impacts of chlorine chemistry.
If You Care paper is unbleached and always totally chlorine-free (TCF).