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best local price on parchment paper?

Robert Lauriston Sep 11, 2011 03:16 PM

For baking, etc. Roll, plain, no coating. It's readily available online but shipping drives up the cost.

  1. rworange Sep 11, 2011 03:50 PM

    Grocery Outlet in San Pablo had some either in the plastic bag section or cookware. Don't remember the price, but I'm guessing inexpensive. I wanted waxed paper and all they had was parchment. I'll get more cetails next time I go, but you might look at the GO stores you frequent.

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    1. re: rworange
      Melanie Wong Sep 11, 2011 08:06 PM

      The last time I bought Reynolds parchment paper at GO it was $1.99 for a roll.

      My mother has a supply of sheets for baking that my b-i-law gave her. She said that he bought it from somebody . . . which I think means that he purchased a few sheets from a baker or similar business that would use it.

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      mzsnowhite Sep 11, 2011 04:16 PM

      What about Smart and Final? I just looked in the drawer and my parchment paper came from there.

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        kcchan Sep 11, 2011 06:19 PM

        Costco carried parchment paper last year during the holiday season.

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          goodeatsgal Sep 13, 2011 10:36 PM

          Ditto on Costco. Big box of PaperChef Culinary Parchment, 205 ft. I can't recall how much it was - maybe in the $8-$9 range?

          1. re: goodeatsgal
            goodeatsgal Oct 25, 2011 10:26 PM

            I was at Costco tonight (Redwood City, CA) and they had this parchment paper in stock again. $9.99 for 205 ft. There's nothing on the box to indicate whether it's coated or not. It says it's nonstick.

            1. re: goodeatsgal
              Robert Lauriston Oct 30, 2011 04:29 PM

              Where do they stock it? With the aluminum foil?

              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                goodeatsgal Oct 31, 2011 11:01 PM

                Yes, in that same general area. The box is kind of a lime green.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston
                  wolfe Nov 1, 2011 07:17 AM

                  In Richmond Costco it was in the last aisle on the left right across from the first refrigerator row.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                    Robert Lauriston Nov 1, 2011 08:45 AM

                    It was sold out, that's why I didn't see it. They said they had more and would shelve it.

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                      wolfe Nov 2, 2011 11:45 AM

                      Today 10:30 more than 500 boxes just across from the eggs. If you hurry they may still have some.

                  2. re: goodeatsgal
                    Robert Lauriston Nov 2, 2011 03:01 PM

                    164 feet, so a little over six cents a foot. Better than online even before shipping.

                    1. re: goodeatsgal
                      wolfe Nov 2, 2011 03:47 PM

                      The disparity in #s is the game the manufacturer is playing. Yes there are 205 sq. ft. in a box, however, the paper roll is 164 feet long and 15' wide. My "If You Care" is 70 ft but is only 13" wide to perfectly fit my cookie sheet.

                      1. re: wolfe
                        josquared Nov 16, 2011 02:12 PM

                        If you can make it to the Vallejo Costco, I've seen it in stock as one of the display items on the main aisle the last three times I've been there over the last month and a half.

                      2. re: goodeatsgal
                        AntarcticWidow Nov 17, 2011 05:35 PM

                        Just came back from Costco in Novato. They are fully stocked and at a special price - $7.49 a roll (built-in manufacturer's rebate at purchase).

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                    FishTales Sep 11, 2011 06:29 PM

                    Have you tried Amazon? Last time we bought parchment paper from them shipping was free with a >$25 order.


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                    1. re: FishTales
                      Robert Lauriston Sep 12, 2011 10:28 AM

                      Only some of the parchment paper Amazon carries has free shipping. Nothing uncoated with a total price under 10 cents a foot.

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                      gnomatic Sep 11, 2011 07:51 PM

                      Daiso sells smaller rolls of parchment paper for $1.50. I usually get mine from safeway when it's on sale (and usually there are coupons for it).

                      1. pamf Sep 11, 2011 08:11 PM

                        The parchment that is sold in rolls, like foil, in most grocery stores is not that great.

                        I would like to find the cut sheets that fit a sheet pan. I think I have seen these used on cooking shows.

                        It would probably be from a restaurant supply. Anyone know where to get these?

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                        1. re: pamf
                          rworange Sep 11, 2011 08:18 PM

                          You might call Spun Sugar in Berkeley.

                          Spun Sugar
                          1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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                            Scrapironchef Sep 12, 2011 02:36 PM

                            They have the full sheet size in packs of 25 (I think that was the count) but not precut 1/2 sheet size.

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                              sarahjay Oct 27, 2011 11:05 PM

                              I bought a full box with a friend (from Smart and Final) and took it to FedEx/Kinko's/whatever to have it cut in half. I got 1000 sheets for a half-sheet pan for about $25 after the split. I'm pretty sure neither one of us will need to buy parchment for a while

                          2. re: pamf
                            farmersdaughter Sep 12, 2011 07:59 AM

                            I get them online from King Arthur. Haven't seen the sheets in stores locally but honestly haven't been looking for them.

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                              walker Oct 26, 2011 02:23 PM

                              I love these sheets from King Arthur. (Before, I really disliked using the parchment rolls -- they never would lie flat.)

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                                goodeatsgal Oct 27, 2011 12:11 AM

                                I love the flat sheets from King Arthur Flour, too. They fit a sheet pan (I think it's called the half sheet?) perfectly. But since they're more expensive, I use both the flat sheets and the rolled kind, depending on what I'm cooking/baking and how much of a hurry I'm in. :-)

                            2. re: pamf
                              AntarcticWidow Sep 12, 2011 11:40 AM

                              Cash and Carry in San Rafael sells cut sheets. A case of full sheet size or 1/2 sheet size, qty 1000 is 59.98$. The 1/2 sheets are thicker than the full sheets and can be used twice, if you are so inclined. The 1/2 sheets are also sold in packets of 100 for 6.98$.

                              1. re: pamf
                                Caitlin McGrath Sep 12, 2011 11:45 AM

                                I haven't seen the big boxes of sheets like you can get from KA Flour, but Berkeley Bowl has boxes of 40 sheets, the same brand as the rolls they sell, which I think is called If You Care - unbleached, silicone-coated, and they claim, compostable. It comes in a tube like the rolls, but these are half-sheet-pan-size cut sheets rolled around the cardboard tube instead of a continuous piece.

                                I don't know that I've seen completely uncoated baking parchment, though there are various brands that use silicone instead of quilon, and I tend to look for those.

                                Berkeley Bowl
                                2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

                                1. re: pamf
                                  jsaimd Sep 12, 2011 11:45 AM

                                  Have you tried Sur La Table - thye have several precut parchment. They also have decent-ish price on parchment rolls. I have found them cheaper than grocery stores, but try to stock up when Costco carries it.

                                2. wolfe Sep 12, 2011 03:24 PM

                                  I checked at work and 1000 sheets full sheet pan size, 26x18, are about $52 from Armstrong Paper. Since cookie sheets are 1/2 that size you could get 2000 sheets at 2.6 cents a sheet or 1.625 cents per sq. ft..

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                                    SteveG Sep 13, 2011 10:40 PM

                                    What do you mean un-coated? Parchment paper's fundamental definition is that it has a silicon coating, like the paper used for backing on stickers. That silicon coating helps keep things from sticking, and helps to fire-proof the paper, whereas waxed paper is highly flammable and can't be used in such a hot oven.

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                                    1. re: SteveG
                                      rworange Sep 14, 2011 08:01 AM

                                      Parchement paper was around a lot longer than the incorporation of silicone into it.


                                      "Modern parchment paper is made by running sheets of paper pulp through a bath of sulfuric acid[1] (a method similar to how tracing paper is made) or sometimes zinc chloride. This process partially dissolves or gelatinizes the paper, a process which is reversed by washing the chemicals off followed by drying."

                                      Note the word "modern"

                                      Actually it surprised me that all that chemical crud is in most of what is out there. My question is how do you tell it is au natural?

                                      1. re: rworange
                                        Robert Lauriston Sep 14, 2011 08:36 AM

                                        I read the label.

                                        If I wanted silicone, I'd just use Silpat sheets.

                                        1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                          rworange Sep 14, 2011 08:58 AM

                                          No, it doesn't say so on the label. This was a surprise to me and I checked a few boxes out. All they say is non stick. Anyway, this is off topic for you, so I moved my questions to the general board

                                          When did parchment paper lose its innocence?


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                                      goodeatsgal Nov 16, 2011 10:36 AM

                                      FYI - I received an email from King Arthur Flour that they are offering free shipping on all parchment paper. The offer expires at midnight on Nov. 17th. The email says you activate the offer by clicking through, but I just checked the site and it looks as though free shipping is nonetheless available.

                                      I previously purchased the half-sheet size and I love not having to cut the roll paper to size. But since it's pricey, I kind of hoard it and save it for certain uses or for when I'm in a hurry. :-)

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                                      1. re: goodeatsgal
                                        Scrapironchef Nov 16, 2011 09:56 PM

                                        Promo code CHQ34 gets an additional 10% off.

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                                        Tumkers Nov 16, 2011 08:29 PM

                                        Costco is running a 2$ off a roll special 205 ft for 7.99 now. Just saw in the Mtn View Costco this week. I've attached one of those 3M wrapping paper cutters to a retractable string thing onto the side of the box for easy cutting.

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                                        1. re: Tumkers
                                          wolfe May 30, 2012 10:48 AM

                                          Parchment is back at Costco but now under their label , $5.99 less than 3 cents per sq. foot.

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