Questions tagged [oven]

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

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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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How to cook orzo in oven?

A while ago I had an orzo dish in a restaurant, where the Orzo had been cooked in the oven together with vegetable stock, garlic, herbs, and cherry tomatoes. The waiter said that the trick is to put ...
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How to keep Totino's Pizza Rolls from bursting in oven?

Is there a way to keep Totino's Pizza Rolls from opening and spilling contents in the oven, or is that just what they do? We normally cook half the bag at 425° for 14min, which is following the ...
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Oven management in restaurants

Background: I'm an ERP consultant and one of my customers is a metal works factory in which they have an oven. This is an expensive piece of hardware so they have only one oven. It is important to ...
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What to do to cool down oven after grease fire?

I have cleaned the grease out the oven but the oven is still warm and it’s not on. What do I do to get the oven to cool down so it’s back to normal?
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Using the plastic tray liner from meat packaging as a cooking aid

My wife says that she has gotten advice on Facebook that using the plastic absorbent liner from packaging can also be used in the oven to distribute the heat more evenly. I am hesitant to put plastic ...
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Is there any difference between US convection ovens to ovens used in other parts of the world

Coming again after you guys helped me with my previous issue A quick summary of the previous question: Bottom of cookies and frozen pizza seem to be almost burned but the top and interior were not ...
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Why do I need to use the oven to make crème brûlée? Or do I?

I really don't get it. Yolk must coagulate at 83 °C (181 °F), so why doesn't any recipe tell to simply put it into a water bath on a stove? Or are there any such recipes? My intuition tells me to ...
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Oven is at the correct temperature but things are baking consistently slower than recipes suggest

I have a weird issue I moved into a new house recently and I have some old oven in here I bought a thermometer which is hanged inside and it seems like the temperature is correct however, anything I ...
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How to avoid excessive steam build up in oven

When cooking things like a whole chicken or chips (fries) my oven builds up a lot of steam. So much that it comes out as a huge cloud when opening the oven door. I think this leads to a lack of ...
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Neapolitan Pizza in a home gas oven [duplicate]

I am trying to make a homemade Neapolitan pizza in a regular home gas oven. I preheat the oven for 1 hours to max oven temperature 240 C. Place the pizza dough on a parchment paper add the tomato ...
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Preheating oven increases temperature?

I use an old convection oven. I usually preheat at 180°C for 10 mins. Recently I bought an oven thermometer and found that the oven temperature after the said duration was higher than 180°C, around ...
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Can you replicate grill or roasting on a stove?

I love fish and courgettes, tomato etc. don't in an oven. I'm gonna be on holiday in a third world country where people do not have ovens in their home and just usually use a stove of some sort. How ...
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safety of using chamotte stone from hardware supplies store for baking

Should I be concerned about heavy metal poisoning when I use said chamotte stone in an electric home oven? The dough would be placed directly on the hot stone. I didn't want to buy a dedicated Baking ...
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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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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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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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