Questions tagged [oven]

Questions about selecting, operating, and maintaining conventional and convection ovens.

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Is it possible (and easy) to dehydrate meat in oven?

I'm looking to buy a stovetop oven since I don't have a regular oven, but the temperature slider of most ovens seem to go from 100C to 230C while dehydrating meat should occur at 70C. Is it viable to ...
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My oven seems to cook the outside faster than the inside

I'm not in any way any kind of good cook, I just eat a lot of chicken breasts. I used to have a bargain basement janky gas oven that I would run on full heat, and I would put a Costco precooked frozen ...
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Oven features required/desirable for baking bread at home

I am considering to buy a new built-in electric oven for my kitchen because the old one does not have top or bottom heat (believe it or not). I regularly bake heavy rye bread (e.g., of the Danish kind)...
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Can I use the stovetop while a dough is leavening in the oven?

I usually use my (turned off) oven as a safe place for leavening doughs for hours. I always get amazing results and never had any issue with that. But... what if I need to use the stovetop? Will the ...
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Should a gas Aga be left on when not in use?

We've recently moved into a house with an Aga GC3 cooker; though have no experience with this type of oven. Reading up on Agas, people talk about them being left on all the time; though this seems ...
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What caused leakage in my cheesecake?

I made a cheesecake this past weekend. The firing schedule was two stages, cook at 350 F for 25 mins; then apply a sour cream top and insert back into oven for 5 mins at 450 F. When I went to put it ...
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Concern over whether roast chicken is safe

I prepared a roast chicken for the first time today. The chicken weighed about 2 kilograms and I cooked it for about two hours at 190 degree Celsius. My concern is that the vegetables that I stuffed ...
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How to organize Goose and Duck for a Dinner?

I have goose and ducks leg and like to prepare them together in the oven. I checked these two recipes one and two and they seemed to be quite fitting. Now my questions is : one calls for oven heat of ...
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I Need to Cook Duchess Potatoes but the Oven Cannot go Above 135C or 275F

Thanks for the view. This question follows on from this one (Why Did the Duchess Potato Collapse), I have now prepared the mashed potato with egg yolks and do not expect it to collapse. The piped ...
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Can you put a bottle of whiskey in the oven

I was in the mood to give someone a bottle of whiskey, but to customize it, I wanted to decorate it with polymer clay. But to set polymer clay, you have to put it in the oven and so therefore I would ...
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What kind of tray to I need for my combination oven?

Recently I moved into a new flat that has a Panasonic inverter NN-CT54JW combination oven in it. The instruction manual very clearly says that when being used in convection mode you need to use the ...
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Why Did the Duchess Potato Collapse?

Thanks for the view. I wanted to make this (recipie): Got this far (not quite as in the picture but OK for a test, didn't have the right size piping nozzle ): And then when I put them in the oven ...
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Are the flames too high in my oven?

We just bought this oven and I haven't cooked in it yet. When we turn it on, the flame comes up about 3 inches above the vents inside the oven. Is this normal or too high? If it's too high, what can ...
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How can I tell if a glass saucepan lid is oven safe?

I have a set of saucepas. I recalls from when I got them that the silicon handle is oven safe, so that you could put them under the grill to finish. But I don't recall if the glass lid is also oven-...
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Why are Built-in/Wall Microwaves Above Ovens when Stacked?

I've noticed that stacks of built-in/wall ovens and microwaves are almost always installed with the microwave on top and the oven at the bottom, regardless of whether they are single or separate ...
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Which side of the oven tray is the front one? Why?

The oven tray provided with my oven is not symmetrical: one side is slanted and the opposite side has holes in the corners. The manual does not provide any hints, I could only see an image where it ...
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Figuring out gas oven temperature numbered 1 through 7

New apartment, old oven and a lot to bake with precise temperatures. Thermostat is numbered 1 through 7 and no idea what temperatures they represent, couldn't find any identifying company logo or ...
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Do modern ovens bake the same as the old ones? Is the new oven the reason popovers don't rise?

My popovers always popped over perfectly tall and golden using an old recipe handed down from the 40's, which called for baking at 400 °F and using old-fashioned glass custard cups. Now with my new ...
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Can oatmeal be cooked in rice milk in a regular oven and pan?

I usually cook a big portion of oatmeal in a big plastic bowl with 1 liter of rice milk at 600W for 5-7 minutes in a microwave oven. however, I don't have one at my disposal at the moment. Can the ...
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How do I clean my gas oven at the very bottom where the burner is?

Last night I was baking a peach cobbler at 400F when my son noticed orange flames coming out of the vent holes at the sides of the bottom panel of the oven. I shut off the oven and eventually the ...
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Cooking meat inside pumpkin [closed]

I was wondering if cooking meat inside pumpkin in oven would lead to a kore tasty meat or it will only be dry and tasteless. I still haven't tried it, but watching a video that made octopus inside a ...
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Baking with a drip pan

I want to bake cookies and croissant but I don't have baking trays. Can I use the drip pan that is removable and metal? It's shiny coated black metal ( not sure which type).
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Help?! 2nd thoughts on oven purchase - no non-fan option! [duplicate]

It occurs to me I’ve never actually bought an oven before! After a fair bit of deliberation I found a Westinghouse in our price range that seems to have good reviews. So we bought it yesterday. Only ...
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Does baking with just one oven rack waste money, when other racks still have space? [closed]

My grandparents in Toronto eat little, but still desire baking or broiling. Is it normal, and would they be wasting money and electricity and the environment, to use just one oven rack when oven racks ...
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Can this silver-colored skillet be put and used in ovens for baking?

My grandparents own this silver-colored skillet. QUEENSENSE SENSHIN is the only printed on it, at the bottom. To save money and space, they desire to dual-purpose this skillet not only for cooking ...
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My buns/bread don't brown from top?

I have tried making buns and pizza muffins using all purpose flour (bleached/unbleached/bread flour are not available in my country)multiple times at 180-200C in the middle rack of my oven. They never ...
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Oven temperature: What exactly is it? [duplicate]

When a recipe call for an oven temperature of 200°, where do you measure it? Is it the temperature of the walls, the tray or the air? [I'm converting an electric oven into a programmable one using ...
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Bread Didn't Turn Brown

The bread recipe I followed should have made a bread with a brown-ish top but mine didn't. The output was edible and not raw but the color was pale or light yellowish. What went wrong, was my ...
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damaged microwave door

My young daughter put a small pan with a metal handle in the microwave. It began to spin around on the turntable and whacked the inside of the door. There was a spark and the inside of the door is ...
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Melted plastic wrap in oven at high temp

Tonight I preheated my oven, forgetting that I had some dough proofing inside. The dough was sitting in a glassware bowl covered with glad cling wrap and the oven reached about 350F before I realized ...
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How can I bake this “filled pretzel”?

(This is a follow-up of this question.) I'm trying to bake a "frozen, stuffed pretzel". (Why? See previous question.) My first attempt (350°F for 35 minutes), however, was less than satisfactory; the ...
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How can I make cakes in 20Ltr ONIDA Black Diamond conventional microwave oven? [duplicate]

I am using 20Ltr ONIDA Black Diamond conventional microwave oven. I couldn't bake cakes in this oven at 180 degree temperature. Please send me feedback -how to use this oven for baking cakes?
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can I make tarte tatin without an oven?

This is killing me! Buying an oven and getting it installed isn't really an option at this time. What I'm thinking is cooking the apples in the caramel on the stovetop for longer, making a smaller ...
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Cooking lean pockets in toaster oven?

I've been revisiting frozen food due to COVID, including one of my old favorites, hot/lean pockets. Years ago, I used to always make these in the toaster oven; they are much, much better that way ...
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Why should one pre-heat an oven?

When cooking potatoes and bellpepper in an oven, it is highly recommended to pre-heat the oven. Why would it be a problem to put them in the oven while it is heating up ? Thank you very much ! :)
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Broiler vs. second baking steel?

How are the results in pizza baking different between one baking steel using a broiler, versus baking the pizza on a lower steel with a second steel on a higher rack? Is one easier to control (less ...
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Fruit leather sticking to parchment paper

Having some trouble making strawberry fruit leather for the first time. I'm pureeing frozen strawberries in orange juice then spreading the puree on parchment paper that I put on a pan. I then put it ...
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Croissant baking temperature

The short story - cant get the temp in the oven right. It gets too brown, if I lower the temperature it is not cooked and the internal structure is not as good as it should be. The long story - so far ...
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Noise level of convect back microwaves

Are all convect bake microwave ovens noisey while using the oven for baking? My current oven sounds like the microwave is engaged while baking.
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Blood essential to making delicious Bison Meatballs? [closed]

We got a few more bricks of bison than usual due to the Whole Foods sale - they seem to get more bloody the longer they sit in the fridge (1/14 date). Tried making meatballs for the very first time. ...
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Baking Steel/Pizza Steel Design

I use pizza stones all the time, but recently have heard about pizza steel/baking steel which is claimed to produce better results. I have the know-how and materials to make my own, but do now know ...
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What the expected temperature veration between shelfs in a fan oven?

When a fan oven is set to 200c, what is an reasonable range of temperatures to expect on each shelf? I have a tenant complaining then does not cook correctly and when I measured the temperature, the ...
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How am I meant to use these trays that came with my oven?

A Turkish oven we recently purchased has no thermostat, but it did come with two metal trays. They are like (American) broiler trays but without a cooking rack. I could believe that they are just ...
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Is this some kind of warming oven?

These are two chef's kitchens. In both images, there is a small oven(?) on the stainless steel shelf above the main oven. In each image, it appears to be the same device. Any idea what that is and who ...
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Which cooking device allows flexible temperature programming?

A typical electric oven seems both an overkill and insufficient to make baked milk or a home made diary product like joghurt or matzoon. overkill: too big, energy consumption, might be needed for ...
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When cooking 2 Honey Baked Ham frozen sides, how do I need to change temp or time?

I have two frozen sides from the Honey Baked Ham store that I want to cook simultaneously - they are the Au Gratin Potatoes and the Sweet Potato Souffle. The first should cook at 375 Degrees ...
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Chicken thighs in pressure cooker [closed]

Me and my wife are starting a business from our home kitchen. Our main dish is roasted chicken thighs with potatoes, and luckly the orders has been growing every week. The problem is, the thighs took ...
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What is an optimal way to make tandoori roti and naan in big green egg?

Big green egg (and other kamado style ovens) can be used for many kinds of different breads. What is an optimal way to bake naan and/or tandoori roti in an egg( large size)? Traditionally clay ovens ...
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Can a microwave oven cook chicken?

The other day I was looking for chicken steak recipes, and most of them suggested to use an oven. They mentioned particular temperatures and times. But the problem is, I am in Japan and I have a ...
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Difference between bake and roast

First question- If the receipe says to bake without mentioning to preheat, readymade base for instance, should I preheat the oven? Second question- Is the receipe asks to roast, bell pepper for ...

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