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.