I watched a British recipe that instructed for it to be baked at 180 fan. I live in the states and use a conventional oven. What do I set it at. Also, would the baking time change?

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    This question (on an international forum) is about converting from/to oven types in different countries - that means it would be really helpful if you describe what a conventional oven is ;-)
    – user34961
    Jan 26, 2018 at 11:09
  • @JanDoggen I might be wrong, but that is one of the very few things which I thought to be fairly consistent? An conventional oven has a top and bottom heating element and transfers heat slower than a fan oven that moves the hot air around?
    – Stephie
    Jan 26, 2018 at 19:11
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    @Stephie It is not. Gas ovens e.g.
    – user34961
    Jan 27, 2018 at 9:46
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    @Stephie most ovens in the US don't use upper elements except when broiling.
    – Catija
    Feb 25, 2018 at 14:35
  • yeah i though side elements were the standard
    – WendyG
    Jun 1, 2022 at 14:28

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180 fan is equal to 200 oC= (400 oF).

I attached a chart I didn't create I use for reference.



180 fan is 180 degrees Centigrade with the fan on. The general advice when converting from a fan to a non fan oven is increase temperature 15-20 degrees, so the range you are looking for is between 383 and 392 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have a digital stove I'd say set it for 390, if it's a dial you'll need to eyeball it.

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