Reader Tip: Cut Down Flat Sheet Parchment for Cheap

In recent months (and days), I've mentioned my love for professional grade flat sheets of parchment paper.

These sheets are much bigger than the average home cook's baking pans, however. I claimed that it wasn't any big deal to fold them in half or quarters for smaller pans, but it's honestly a bit of a pain to do this.

One Kitchn reader has a great solution and it's inexpensive!Last week when I made a quick mention about my 5 favorite baking tools, Kitchn reader limes left an excellent tip!

Instead of folding the parchment into half sheets when needed, she simply takes the box to her local Kinkos or FedEx Office and have them cut the stack of parchment sheets in half. This one quick cut down the middle will give you twice as many half sheet pan pieces. That way there's no extra folding or waste for smaller pans and if you need something larger it's easy to double up. Brilliant!

And since they charge you by the cut, it only costs limes $2 to get the job done. Easy!

Thanks limes!

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Related: Quick Tip: Use Parchment Paper as Muffin Cup Liners

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