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

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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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Turning on oven's fan for preheating - Oven turning off by itself - How to preheat properly

Should I turn on my oven's convection fan for preheating? Or should I only turn it on when I put the cake inside? Because my oven OFTEN turns off by itself when preheating, I think it might be the ...
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Keeping Beef Wellington warm vs delaying cooking after assembly

I'm making Beef Wellington again and this time, I have to pick up my wife from the airport (about 60-90 minute round trip) before we eat it. I want us to be able to eat as soon as possible once we ...
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Is it safe to bake in an oven with melted plastic residue left?

For space reasons, my apartment leaves some of our casserole dishes and baking trays in the oven. When my roommate went to preheat the oven one night, he failed to realize that some of them had ...
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Does the oven door need to be toughened glass?

The glass door of my oven toaster and grill has broken. Can I use a thick glass (not toughened/tempered) in its place?
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Do household ovens ventilate heat to the outdoors?

If I run my oven in the summer at 400F(~200°C) for an hour or two, this produces a great amount of heat. Is this energy vented outdoors once the oven is turned off, or does it simply dissipate from ...
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Should I use my toaster oven for slow roasting?

I have a couple small tomatoes (about the size of a plum tomato) that I'm thinking of trying to oven-dry to see if we like them. Most recipes I've seen call for roasting them in the oven for 4-6 hours ...
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Preheat and baking temperature

I got a new otg and I found a bit of discrepancy with oven temperature.. When I preheat, the temperature is fine but after keeping the cake/ cookie, it shows a lower temperature. Example: I set it at ...
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Ribs in oven - foil method

I've seen numerous online recipes for ribs stating to either 1) cover the ribs in foil 2) cover the baking sheet the ribs are on in foil Which will yield the most tender ribs?
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How to cook perfect meringue in a gas oven?

The lowest temperature my gas oven goes to is 130C. I have yet to find a gas oven that goes lower than that, which is weird. Is that the case with everyone? I know meringue does better with lower ...
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No lower heating element

I noticed that my GE oven does not have a lower heating element, after more than 5 years of use. Is that normal or a defect?
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If only one choice - convection microwave, convection oven, regular micro, conventional oven?

Can a convection microwave along with an induction cooktop effectively replace a microwave, conventional electrical oven and cooktop? I'm creating a small kitchen for a guest suite. One approach has a ...
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Fully submerged water bath for stove top baking?

So normally, stove top cooking never results in all around heat like in an oven but what if you were to submerge (underwater bath instead of just around the sides) a dish in simmering water and then ...
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How to remove white stain after stove cleaning?

I cleaned the gate of my stove using easy off oven cleaner and then had some white stains that cannot be removed: How do I remove the stains?
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Are hard anodized aluminum pans oven-safe?

I have a full metal "hard anodized aluminum" pan which I'd like to use in the oven. I heard non-stick pans in the oven are unsafe. This pan comes with: no "oven-safe" label, a metal handle on the pan,...
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Right commercial oven for Frozen Foods?

I'd like to provide an array of meals that are frozen and can be quickly heated and served. I have reviewed different models and there are 3 kinds I think: 1) Steam Combi - e.g. Rational ...
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Is it safe to eat veggies that were chopped on bloody cutting board and then cooked?

I made steak last night, and my girlfriend just chopped up some broccoli on the cutting board I used to prepare the meat, without washing it. She plans to cook the broccoli in the oven, which she said ...
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How bakeries do a soft crust breads and making the same at home will result in a crisp crust?

A baker gave a pain de mie recipe which he do in his bakery, and the result is a soft and fluffy bread. I tried at my home at same temperature with same recipe and resting time, the result was ...
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Oven caught fire while using self-clean

Oven caught fire while using self-clean. Now the oven looks bad (greyish tinge) - how do I clean it? (I'm only renting!!)
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Overnight cooking: Is sous-vide safer than electrical oven?

I am a fan of bone broths, but always have a problem with the overnight cooking part. For the overnight cooking part I have the following options: Interrupt cook, let the pot hot on the stove, ...

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