The recipe calls for a cold oven and I something baking in the oven on 450. How long will it take to for it to be cold again?

  • The best way to find out is try it. Heat the oven up, turn it off, open the door and time how long it takes to get to room temperature. I would prefer to leave it hot for 20 minutes before turning it off so the walls and everything get hot, too. It doesn't have to get to exactly 70F but 75 or maybe even 80F is close enough. – Rob Jun 23 '19 at 11:41

It depends on what temperature is "cold", is it room temperature ?

it also depends how well insulated is your oven and/or if you keep the door open to let the hot air out quickly.

  • ... and it depends on other factors, like if the oven is built-in or standalone, how well the kitchen is ventilated etc. And if I were in one of my moods, I'd say it depends on whether the 450 is °C or °F. – Mr Lister Jun 23 '19 at 11:26
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    This is a comment and not an answer to the question. – Rob Jun 23 '19 at 11:39
  • @Rob I disagree. If the answer is "it depends", that is also an answer. Upvoting Max's answer. In this particular case, the only possible solution would be to sneak into Minnie's kitchen and measure the time there. – Mr Lister Jun 23 '19 at 12:16
  • @MrLister You cannot solve the problem using the contents of his "answer". There is no way to come to a conclusion. My comment is more an answer than this one cause it shows a way to come to a conclusion but I still posted it as a comment because there is no definite answer. – Rob Jun 23 '19 at 12:19
  • @Rob Then what should the proper response be? Close the question? Or leave it open indefinitely without ever giving an answer? Or, did you mean that the OP should test this and then post the correct answer themselves? – Mr Lister Jun 23 '19 at 12:21

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