I have an old gas oven at home which is generally pretty rubbish at most things. The temperature in the oven is wildly off compared to what the dial says it should be; there are hot/cold spots throughout; the top temperature is adequate for most of my needs, but on occasion I've wanted a really hot oven and it's never been able to get there.
Is there anything I can do to make my oven better? How can I hack it? I've just bought a probe to use with my digital thermometer and the oven, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend anything else? I've considered the following options, but unsure if they are good ideas or not:
- Putting a fan in the over to help circulate the air around.
- Getting a pizza stone to put in the bottom of the over to keep heat when opening the door
** edit **
I would replace the thing but my kitchen is really small so I'm stuck with having to buy a very narrow oven which severely reduces the selection I can choose from.