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Grease paper

Posted by Lewis on June 10, 2004

In Reply to: Grease paper posted by Smokey Stover on June 10, 2004

: : : : Is grease paper the same thing as greaseproof paper?

: : : I'm afraid I don't know that. All I know about is "waxed paper."

: : I found "greasepaper" used in more US originating sites and "Greaseproof paper" used in many sites from the UK,AU and CN.

: : In the Brooklyn, NY area we always said greasepaper.
: : Seems, but I am not 100% sure, that they are one and the same.

: : Anuone else can give us the wholenine on this one?

: I'd be glad to know the skinny on this one. All OED will say is that in 1895 the Montgomery Ward catalogue offered "Waxed Butter Paper," which it said was grease-proof, and that other people continue to talk about grease-proof paper at least until 1940. I think I remember that it was NOT the waxed paper familiar today, but was more like butcher paper. I suspect it might have been replaced in most households by the kind of waxed paper currently being sold, which itself is largely being replaced by plastic film. SS

grease-proof paper is wrapping that can be used around something that is oily/fatty. another quality of GPP is that it does not stick to the thing it is wrapping. paper to wrap butter - the "butter paper" referred to could be called 'grease-proof' as it is impregnated with way which prevents grease going through the wrapping.
GPP is also used in baking to prevent the mixture sticking to surfaces.
I guess GPP can be shortened to GP.