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

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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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Advantages of 900°F pizza ovens? [duplicate]

Besides short cooking times (e.g., 1 min. @ 900°F), what is the advantage of high-temperature pizza ovens?
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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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Is it ok to cook a whole roast chicken 4 hours early? [duplicate]

I'll be making a whole roast chicken tomorrow. But for certain reasons I have to finish cooking 4 hours before it'll be served. How can I reheat it before serving without sacrificing any (or the least)...
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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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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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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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