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

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How to use gelatin to stick seasonings to dry roasted nuts?

A number of Planters' dry roasted products (for example Planters' dry roasted sunflower kernels) use gelatin as an ingredient to help seasonings adhere. I searched for an explanation of how gelatin is ...
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Best container (if any) for freezing and putting in the oven?

I keep seeing trends online where people make meal preps in single-serving glass containers, then cook them and keep them in the fridge for meal prep through-out the week like this one here. I like ...
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Mould in oven due to leftover food

I have some mould in my oven due to accidentally leaving food in there. The food has been removed but there is mould in the oven. Can I turn the fan oven function on to kill the mould spores before I ...
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What is the difference between the various Gourmia GTF7900 Air Fryer cooking modes?

Recently I got myself a new Gourmia GTF7900 Air Fryer. The webpage says this oven has 14 cooking modes. It has 4 heating elements (two below and two above tray) and a hidden fan behind the side wall. ...
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What are complimentary baking items for a small 22L Oven Toaster Griller (OTG) without a convection fan?

This is the kind of 22L OTG I'm referring to. Many videos exist, which can give you an indication of it's size: It has three baking racks. Operates at 1200W. Has a baking tray, wire grill cum ...
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Does my electric oven need to be calibrated?

I have a KitchenAid electric oven. I've cooked with good results for 3 years now. I have been watching Joanne Chang's Masterclass where she advised to test your oven against a good thermometer. I ...
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Is combination Microwave oven capable of doing all food types?

I am making a small 2 bedroom rental unit with kitchen but on tight space, and I'd like to understand, whether equipping a wall mounted Microwave Oven, instead of the usual Oven+Microwave, would ...
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In a hybrid GE Profile microwave and oven, how can I adjust temp or cook time so top doesn't burn before inside baked? Cookies looked burnt on top

When I use my microwave as an oven, which is in the RV,the cookies burn on top before the middle is fully cooked through. I'm thinking because it's height isn't the same as conventional oven...Is ...
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Oven temperature reduction in middle of baking

My cookie recipe calls for a starting temperature of 400, then a reduction to 350 10 minutes in and for the duration. My oven is big and well insulated, so it takes at least 30 minutes with the door ...
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After putting something in my oven, the temperature drops and is super slow to increase back up despite keeping the door shut

Some details that may help: my gas oven averages 10 degrees off when I heat it up to a set temperature with nothing in it. Also it says it has reached the set temperature before it actually has so I ...
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Accidentally baked oxygen absorber between two naan, is everything fine? [duplicate]

I didn't notice it because it was between two pieces of naan instead of easily seen within the packet itself. I baked it in foil at 200°C (392 °F) with the fan on. It wasn't melted and didn't look ...
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How do you cook chicken breast in a gas oven evenly?

Most recipes tell you to place chicken in an oven at X temperature for Y minutes (e.g. 400°F for 20 minutes), and stress that the internal temperature should reach 165°F on a thermometer (example). I ...
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Making crispier waffles in the oven

I have a silicone waffle mold for use in the oven. I'm not expecting to get anything like what I'd get from a real waffle iron, but even with low expectations I've been quite disappointed: my oven ...
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Mnemonic tricks to remember all cooking steps correctly

I am looking for some advice on what some mnemonic tricks could be for remembering the following, when memorizing or preparing to cook a recipe by heart: oven temperatures procedures (remembering the ...
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Does oven polenta actually work?

Several sources give recipes for making polenta (cornmeal porridge) in the oven instead of on the stovetop. Among them are: America's Test Kitchen, Epicurious, NYT, and Martha Stewart. I got the ...
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Is it normal now for convection to cycle on and off?

I just upgraded from an older (20-year-old KitchenAid) oven to a new medium-high-end one (GE). In my old oven, when I turned on convection, the fan ran continuously, and it was pretty good for ...
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Does it matter if you don't preheat the oven for frozen French fries?

Whenever I use the oven to prepare frozen French fries, the instructions tell me to pre-heat the oven to X degrees, and then put the fully frozen French fries inside when it's ready. But it's often a ...
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New Samsung range temperature fluctuation [duplicate]

My Samsung range (still under warranty) fluctuates as much as 50 degrees Farenheit in my personal experience. The technician has been here 3 times. He claims it is normal for the oven temperature to ...
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Rust and hole in outside range wall

Is it safe to use a gas oven if the outside housing has rust hole/soon to be holes in it? Our nonprofit was offered this stove to purchase and we want to make sure it is safe to use with the rust that ...
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Naan not sticking to tandoor walls

I am having trouble getting my naan bread to stick to the tandoor walls. (Yes, I've tried adding water) I have made the same recipe twice with no issues and now the third time around it doesn't want ...
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Why does baking cooked rice not overcook it?

Many recipes like stuffed peppers call for baking already fully cooked rice for upwards of an hour at ~375 F. I’m surprised the grains come out intact and texturally not that different than before ...
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Why is my combi oven fan on long after cooking?

My Whirlpool combined oven has a cooling fan that is on while heating. But when the time is up, it often remains on for several minutes after that. We noticed the following: While oven cooking, the ...
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Correct use of a wood fire oven

I'm planning to build a small traditional wood fire oven, and I'm wondering how is the correct usage of the fuel (I'm planning to use regular firewood): Do I have to wait, until all the wood burned ...
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What is the difference between "air fry", "convection broil", and "convection bake" (all in the same oven)?

The answers to Is there a difference between a Convection Oven and an Air Fryer? all talk about the difference between a large oven and a small appliance. But what's the difference when it's the same ...
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How fast does an oven cool?

I've got a pumpkin pie recipe that calls for baking at 425F for 15 minutes, then 30-40 minutes at 350F. When I bake it in my countertop oven, the crust comes out underdone in the middle. I think this ...
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How do I fix my smoke-emitting pizza stone?

I'm trying to cook "authentic" pizza in a home oven. The recipe I'm following asks that you preheat the oven to the highest it can get (500°F/260°C for me) with the stone inside. So, I ...
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How does one "reprogram" a Frigidaire oven?

We accidentally attempted to start the cleaning cycle on our Frigidaire Gallery double wall oven (model GLEB27T8ABA) while the lower oven door was open. Thankfully, the oven did not actually turn on ...
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Knowing temperature in oven with no preheat indicator

My college apartment is furnished with pretty basic appliances and the oven has just a knob to set the temperature, an indication light to show that it's on, and a switch to turn the oven light on and ...
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Why does it take longer for food to bake when the oven is full?

It seems that if I have fully loaded our oven, everything takes longer to cook. A pan of veggies will roast in an hour at 400. But if we are also baking chicken and fries in there at the same time, ...
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Potato with core temperature of 100C but no carbonisation

I was experimenting to find out that is the temperature at which a potato is "baked", i.e. edible and completely cooked but not burned. I put one in a tiny pot in my oven at 100C, thinking ...
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Re bread: What is the best way to introduce steam into home ovens?

What is the best way to introduce steam when baking bread? I’ve tried water-soaked volcanic stone (used in grills), and a simple pan of pre-heated water.
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How to get brown tops to my garlic knots

I've found some good recipes for garlic knots, but can't get them to have that restaurant style brown tops to them. The best I can do is get them slightly brown at the top if I cook them longer than ...
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Do the conventional round ovens have any advantage over an OTG?

The "conventional round oven" (can be used for baking, grilling and roasting, as per the claims on the packaging) I'm referring to: The typical Oven Toaster Griller (OTG) I'm referring to: ...
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Why is this (and other?) pizza oven so unnecessarily tall?

I was watching a live stream from a pizzeria. I noticed that the oven appears to be at least twice the size vertically as it has to be. A pizza is flat and even with lots of toppings, it could very ...
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Does oven spring differ between white and sourdough breads?

I see a ton of videos and photos of beautiful sourdough breads with amazing oven spring and ears like this: https://preview.redd.it/5h5dh6a898h51.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=...
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My new convection/convention oven will not bake anything correctly

I just bought a KitchenAid oven which, has both convection and conventional settings with a convection conversion setting. I have been baking for over 40 years, and nothing I have made in this oven is ...
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What does this function symbol on my Cylinda convection oven mean?

On the right hand knob, there are eight options including 0 (off): #2 has always been puzzling me and I've assumed the rest mean something like the list below. Please tell me if I'm wrong about these ...
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Is there an ultimate way to make a rotatable pizza stone?

So I've bought a gas-powered pizza oven reminiscent of the Ooni Koda 12. It gets the crust done alright, but as I expected earlier it is quite difficult to rotate the dough using a peel without ending ...
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Should an oven be left to cool if cooking at a lower temperature?

For example, if I cook some veggies in the oven at 450F and then need to cook steaks at 250F, is there any point in letting the oven cool to 250F? My expectation is that the amount of heat in the oven ...
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Could a pizza gas oven with only an under-the-stone burner work well?

I've been looking at options of for-home pizza gas ovens. The Ooni Koda stuff cost about twice than I'd like to spend, and even then I saw some YouTube review which showed it doesn't really get to ...
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Should "bake" or "roast" be used when making cakes? Heat top or bottom?

Every time I bake cakes/cupcakes the tops are the last part to cook fully. In other words, the bottom might register at 210f and the top might still be at 180-190f. This can be confirmed by the top ...
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Accidentally left the oven on overnight, do I need to do anything?

I turned my oven down to around gas mark 3 last night while I finished the rest of dinner. After taking the food out of it, I accidentally left it on for about 5 hours overnight. Our CO meter didn't ...
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Chicken Linear Dimensions

I just bought a 5 qt Lodge deep dutch oven and had luck roasting some vegetables in it on a grill, but now want to try a whole chicken. I am curious if anyone knows the rough linear dimensions of a ...
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Is smoothing out an oven's on/off cycling possible with a pizza stone?

Will adding something like a pizza stone smooth out the highs and lows of an oven's cycling (the switching the element off and on)?
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Can an ordinary meat thermometer with a cable probe accurately measure oven temperature?

As above really, or is a specific air temperature probe really needed?
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Cooking liquid in oven turns crispy skin soggy

A few recipes I have tried calls for some liquid, typically a ladle of stock or broth, to be added to the baking tray before placing into the oven to finish the cooking process. (To assist in cooking ...
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Temperature of a muffin pan right under a gas oven broiler

I have a gas oven stove that can go up to 550°F (~287°C), with also a gas broiler. If I place a muffin pan on the top or second top rack, under the broiler, after preheating the oven at its highest ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of braising a pot roast covered in the oven vs on the stovetop

Obviously there are major differences if the pot roast is cooked uncovered in the oven. That aside, are there differences if it is covered?
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Pizza stone made out of multiple pieces

Would a pizza stone assembled from multiple pieces be smart/useful? I have access to an old marble quarry, and I would like to go cut a stone there. It seems too complicated to cut a huge piece (even ...
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Is there aroma transfer in wood fired ovens?

I love making pizza. And I've been reading this book "The Neapolitan Pizza", which is supposed to be, as they describe it in the subtitle, "a scientific guide about the artisanal ...
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