l always have had great success with pavlovas. Recently l bought a new double oven. l made a pavlova and put it in the small oven. A complete disaster. l made another and put it in the bigger oven - same thing. The meringue was coming away from the sides and it was flat and soft. Have tried another three times with the same result. Is it the oven ? ? ?


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Your new oven might be off in temperature calibration.

Or your old oven might have been off in temperature calibration, but you were used to it - so you set the new oven where you set the old oven, and even if the new oven temperature is correct as set, it's not what the old one was when set there.

If there are other differences between the ovens (fuel source, convection fan or lack thereof, etc.) those may also play a role.

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    Its practically the same oven only a newer version. l am not doing anything different with the pavlovas and yet they have all been a complete disaster, Really so annoyed about it.
    – user53021
    Dec 21, 2016 at 19:06
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    @Debs, ovens aren't precision instruments -- I wouldn't be surprised to find two copies of an identical model with a 25-50 degree variation in temperature.
    – Mark
    Dec 23, 2016 at 2:34
  • Maybe l will try it again at a different temperature.
    – user53021
    Dec 31, 2016 at 14:50

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