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Does the oven temperature for a lasagna really matter?

Yes, the oven temperature matters. It takes time for the oven's heat to reach the center of the lasagna, so depending on the oven temperature, the temperature gradient inside will vary. I never cover ...
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Temperature of Dripping Chicken Juices

Are you able to quote the relevant section please? Perhaps there was something lost in translation so to speak, that makes this scenario a little less crazy. As for the question of whether the juices ...
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Does the oven temperature for a lasagna really matter?

My guess: Heating of the center of the lasagna should be determined by a diffusion behavior, i.e. the energy flow is roughly proportional to the temperature difference of outside and center. The ...
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Does the oven temperature for a lasagna really matter?

The short answer to your question is "yes", you can use a low oven and broil the top. That is my preferred method...lower oven temp, covered lasagna, remove foil and broil. The physics is ...
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Does the oven temperature for a lasagna really matter?

While the core temperature will be capped at or around boiling, adding additional heat will increase the rate of boiling, if not the overall temperature while it cooks. Water takes ~40 kJ/mol to ...
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Temperature for chicken on skewers

The following information is all based on information from an article written by J. Kenji Lopez Alt on the Serious Eats website. All the information from his article was based on data from the USDA. ...
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Pork Butt up to 160 when I left to run errands then smoker ran out of pellets - meat back down to 120 when I got home. Is it safe to finish in oven?

140 is for like 10 minutes. 120 might not be safe if held for hours, but how many hours before it is unsafe? Beef at ROOM temp is safe for an hour. https://www.compliancemate.com/blog/the-danger-zone-...
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Pork Butt up to 160 when I left to run errands then smoker ran out of pellets - meat back down to 120 when I got home. Is it safe to finish in oven?

We can not say for sure, how much time the meat spent in the danger zone, i.e. below 140°F, we are missing information to give an at least vaguely reliable estimate. Technically, if you can not be ...
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