Some details that may help: my gas oven averages 10 degrees off when I heat it up to a set temperature with nothing in it. Also it says it has reached the set temperature before it actually has so I wait until it averages my desired temp before putting anything in it. I also tested and know that calibration is not the issue.
When I put something in my oven, the temperature can dramatically drop, depending on how much I put in. It starts to very slowly increase, but then the time comes that I have to rotate my pans. After rotating my pans, the oven loses any temperature progress it had made. My baked goods “finish baking” (according to the timer) a long time before the oven can finally reach back up to the set temperature. It takes way longer than 10–15 minutes for my oven to recover and come back up to the set temperature. My oven heats, it just really struggles to keep up after I put something in it. Because of that, when I am supposed to bake at 350, I actually end up baking at a way lower temperature; and my oven does not always drop in temperature the same amount every day. I am getting mixed results while baking. I’d really appreciate anyone’s input. :)