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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Oven Temperatures - Calibrating Your Oven

No oven is perfect! Some are better than others, but overall it is a good idea to check the oven temperature. Most ovens will have a way to adjust the temperature. First check your oven.  Use an oven thermometer and see what temperature it shows.  I usually take three readings and the take the average.  Place the oven thermometer on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven. This is easier than hanging it on a rack and makes it easier to read. I also move it around for each test. If possible take the reading through the window without opening the door.  If you cannot see the thermometer, use a flashlight.  You may not have a perfect oven but you will understand how it cooks.

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