Questions about selecting, operating, and maintaining conventional and convection ovens.

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How much thermostat “range” in oven temperature is too much?

I recently renovated my kitchen and have a new Bosch wall oven. I've noticed many baking recipes that used to be reliable are no longer so. I have a ThermoWorks ChefAlarm and calibrated my oven ...
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Why my meatballs sweated all of their fat?

I have made simple meatballs with red onions, some eggs, drizzle of olive oil and chopped scallions. Put them into the oven at 220c (440f) and this is what came out: They sweated all of their fat ...
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Fake poached salmon machine?

I went to buy what was advertised as "poached" salmon from my supermarket's prepared food counter and noticed that some of the edges were browned, so I was like, "Huh?". I interrogated the guy whose ...
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Is this canning method safe to use for spaghetti sauce? (Boiling the sauce in the jars in the oven)

This technique has been used by my family for decades but I'm wondering how safe it is to kill Botulism spores. Step 1, cook the spaghetti sauce in a large pot (tomatoes, meat, fruits, vegetables, ...
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How do I cook large quantities of sliced bacon?

This question is pretty straightforward. Are there ways to take a sliced slab of bacon (i.e. a whole large package) and effectively cook all the slices to be used in standard scenarios, like ...
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Oven problems in VA

I just moved from CO to VA- having mastered high altitude baking. But here I can't bake anything: cookies are burned on the bottom and uncooked on top, pizza dough is nearly raw in the middle. ...
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How to what is left behind when I have Removed the Melted Aluminum Foil from the Oven bottom [duplicate]

I used Twizttid' protocol successfully (BELOW) BUT... You’ll need some Plasticine, Drano, water, GLOVES!!, a lot of paper towels and wood skewers and GOOD VENTILATION. Start the ventilation and ...
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How do I make my pizza crust go from limp to crisp?

Been in business for 30 years but my crust is mostly limp,like when you pick it up it takes two hands to hold it up so you can eat it. I want to pick it up with only one hand. What am I doing wrong?
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Reaheating 2 Spiral hams at same time

I'm reheating 2 9.8# spiral hams in 1 oven. Do I need to change the cooking times and if I do how much time do I add?
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How to adjust time for oven stuck at 350F

My oven is stuck at 350F. I need to cook a lasagna that requires 400F for 1:55 (one hour 55 minutes). I also need to cook a turkey at 375F for 4:30 (separately). How do I adjust since my oven is stuck ...
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Are my pots oven-safe?

My pots are WearEver Cook & Strain Stainless Steel 1.5-Quart Saucepan Model No.: A8342264 Tramontina 3-Quart Sauce Pan, Stainless Steel Model No.: 80154/516 The handle of the ...
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Is there an easy way to tell if a pan/pot is oven-safe?

I have a couple of old pots and pans laying around in the house and unfortunately I don't have the original box. Is there an easy way to tell if they are safe to use in the oven? Like for stainless ...
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How do I produce lots of steam in a plain household oven? [duplicate]

Professional bakery ovens produce steam which is needed for baking bread (developing the crust). In a plain electrical household oven: how do I produce enough steam to bake delicious bread?
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Electric tandoor foils, food sticks to the aluminium foil

I baked potatoes and cottage cheese, in an electric tandoor. I covered the tandoor plate with the foil and placed the stuff over the foil. After baking for around 10 mins(tandoor burns like hell), ...
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Could plastic or metal cans damage my oven?

Is it possible to put vinyl plastic and metal cans in the oven at 200 degrees F for roughly 5-10 minutes? More specifically, I was came across DIY Vinyl Bowls where you place the vinyl record over a ...
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Is there a difference between preheating temperature and baking temperature?

Many cake recipes say something like: Heat oven to 350F, then bake the cake around 25 to 30 minutes. What does this mean? After preheating the oven, what temperature do I bake the cake at for ...
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Can a disposable aluminium pan be used to bake a cake?

I want to know if an aluminium lasagna pan can be used in an oven for baking a cake?
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Oven temperature for multiple ducks?

Do I need to adjust the oven temperature in a roast duck recipe if I want to put more than one duck in the oven at a time. I suspect I should keep the same temperature but keep them in longer. ...
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Baking apple roses in oven in France, which mark should I choose?

I'm baking some apple roses as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rGrwvEjZIQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKOla0-aW5o. Basically, it's apple-packed puff pastry plus some other ...
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Do you need to pre-heat a gas oven?

I mean it's gas - an open fire - and heats up in less than a minute. Does preheating making any difference when baking with gas?
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How do I remove aluminum foil from the bottom of my oven?

I had this brilliant idea to put aluminum foil at the bottom of my oven while I cooked pizza at very high temperatures. I was hoping it would catch any toppings that fell off so I could quickly remove ...
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Are there any features of cookers that make them rodent resistant?

Our gas cooker has started leaking gas. It is likely that it is because mice have been living in the cladding for a good few months and they have finally got around to chewing through a gas pipe. I ...
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Baking with oven without bottom heating element

My mom wants to do baking but her oven doesn't have bottom heating element. It only has an element on top, with a fan at the back. She told me that she can't make me a good pizza or cake without it. ...
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How can I adjust oven temperature correctly

I recently bought an oven but it was just yesterday that I saw that the knob for the temperature does not indicate any temperature. Only hi and lo. How can I adjust the temperature correctly?
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What are good tips for an oven that is too hot at the bottom?

I am cooking various food at home in a new oven that I am kind of stuck with. We're renting and this is the only oven we have at the moment. It has four gas stoves at the top. The oven is fan ...
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Smoke coming from oven

I like to bake chicken breasts in a glass container with a layer of vegetable oil at the bottom. I bake at 500 degrees for about 20 minutes. Once I rubbed a bit of Worchester sauce into the ...
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Oven is leaking steam out the back

Most times when I cook, steam leaks out the back of my oven in large quantities, much more than I've spilled. I think maybe it's coming off the food, leaking out a loose seam in the back, and ...
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“Place pan in a large pan; add 1 inch of hot water to larger pan.” — Why?

I have found a cheesecake recipe which says, for the cooking phase: Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake at 325 °F (160 °C) for 60--65 minutes ...
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What cheese to use for homemade Sicilian pizza so it does not dry in the oven?

I followed the recipe from Serious Eats to make Sicialian Pizza at home. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/01/easy-no-roll-no-stretch-sicilian-style-square.html Everything was good except for ...
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Why is my pizza doughy inside?

If my pizza comes out perfectly baked on the upper and lower sides but still doughy in the inside, what mistake am I making? I use a gas oven set at 240 degrees celsius. I also knead it for 10 minutes ...
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Pan vs oven cooking

I am 87, single, and do not want to heat up an oven to bake for a short time. Could I just put the 'baking' recipe in a top of the range pan, and accomplish the same results? I'm not asking about ...
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My Cakes All Sink In The Center

My cakes all sink in the center and are crusty all over the outside, top and bottom. I googled possible causes for this and the most common answer was the oven's temperature. I tried experimenting ...
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How do we decide between gas, induction, and electric (ceramic) stoves?

I'm surprised I only found one previous thread on this topic and it was 5 years old, so i think it's worth asking again since I'm sure some things have changed. We're going to be remodeling our ...
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Passive cooker hood vs recirculation one

I live in a studio that has a duct system, but the administrator doesn't allow a cooker hood with fans because it would change the pressure in the duct system. In this case, I have 2 options left: to ...
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Correct oven temperature for chicken tikka at home

To make chicken tikka in oven, should I bake at 350c for about 40 min and then broil it on high for 2 min? I don't expect same taste as if it was a tandoor oven, but hoping for something close. ...
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Toasting bagel in my oven

How much energy am I wasting by toasting my bagel in my big oven? Should I get a toaster?
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Baking Adjustments When Using a Countertop Oven

I'm planning to bake some scones for a friend, but they only have a simple countertop oven. Although it's rated up to 250W, I would like to know if I should make any adjustments (I'm used to baking ...
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What are good settings to reheat french fries soggy from refrigirating overnight in a small oven?

I have yesterday's French Fries (Chips for those of you across the Pond). They were stored in a refrigerator overnight and now are cold AND soggy. What's a good technique to reheat them in a small ...
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How much time is required to bake?

How much time should the oven be preheated to reach the desired temperature? To bake cupcake recipes that say 180 C, how long should the oven be preheated and which level must be set among LOW, ...
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how to cook on a low and high oven

Our gas range oven gives us only the option to choose high or low and I'm not sure how to use it and the recipes online are hard to do because they specify the exact temperature. To summarize really, ...
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Cooking multiple dishes at once in the oven

What is the rule of thumb for adjusting temperature and cooking time when cooking multiple dishes in the oven at the same time? In particular, if the dishes have different required temperatures and/or ...
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Problems cooking Wagyu brisket

While I save up for a proper outdoor smoker, I've been experimenting with using the basic brisket BBQ techniques, but with a fan forced in our kitchen. So far, the regular briskets have turned out ...
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Roast Cooked all night

I left two big pans of roast (about 20 lbs) in the oven at 350 over night - from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. Is this still safe to eat and serve.
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Is it okay to use stainless steel in oven?

Its stainless steel dish so can I put it in the oven at 250c/482f ?
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Bread has tough, crunchy crust but is underbaked in the middle - how to fix?

I've been attempting to make white bread using a recipe from my grandmother. However, since she used to bake this bread every weekend and could probably have done it in her sleep, when she wrote down ...
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Is there a significant difference between pizza ovens and conventional ovens with pizza functionality?

I have a small pizza oven (the round ones, with stone), with whom I make an adequate pizza; according to the manuals, temperatures go from 190 to 400 °C, so I guess I'm baking it between 300 and 350 ...
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Why do my pre-cooked hams always take way longer than they should?

My ham is 8.5lbs half-ham and was refridgerated, but not frozen. Here are the instructions that were with it. Here's what I did: Preheated the oven to 275. Removed all packaging and put the ham ...
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Filling tart with beans/rice for baking

I've found a recipe for a lemon tart: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/380616/greggs-tangy-lemon-tart Everything looks fine to me and I get what to do exactly, but I don't understand the part that ...
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Can I bake in a convection microwave?

I have microwave oven, but I can't bake cakes and cookies in it. So I need an electric oven, but people are suggesting I buy a convection microwave to do both baking and normal microwaving. Will that ...
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Cooked Cottage Pie, refrigerated. How to reheat

Last night, I made a cottage pie and cooked it in the oven for 30 minutes, once cooled down I placed it in the fridge. What would be the best way to reheat this? I've read somewhere that 180 for 45 ...