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    How to Test Your Oven Temperature Without a Thermometer

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    Chocolatl's Note:

    Based on the method in Cooking For Geeks.

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    Directions:

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      To test if your oven is running cold:.
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      Preheat oven to 375°. (186° C.).
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      Place a small amount of granulated sugar in an oven-proof dish or on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.
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      Place in oven for 15 minutes.
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      If your oven is calibrated correctly, the sugar will melt.
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      If your oven is running cold, the sugar will not melt.
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      To test if your oven is running hot:.
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      Preheat oven to 350°. (177° C.).
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      Follow the same procedure as above.
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      If your oven is calibrated correctly, the sugar will not melt (although it may brown a little).
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      If your oven is running hot, the sugar will melt.
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      Note: ovens do not maintain a constant temperature, but cycle above and below it, so it is possible that the sugar may melt at 350° if your oven is correctly calibrated but has an extreme cycle (15° F, 8° C.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 06, 2011

      55

      Well, am surprised b/c my oven is calibrated correctly-thought it ran cold. For first test, the sugar melted. For second test, it barely browned around the edges. Thank you Chocolatl for a very interesting "recipe".

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    • on August 07, 2011

      55

      Found out that my oven runs cold and my toaster oven runs hot.

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    • on May 23, 2011

      55

      Well, my oven runs a bit cold and, though you can't tell in the photo, the sugar browned a bit but didn't melt. This was interesting as I wasn't certain, before, which was wrong, the external oven thermometer or the internal oven thermometer.

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    Nutritional Facts for How to Test Your Oven Temperature Without a Thermometer

    Serving Size: 1 (1 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

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    Total Fat 0.0 g
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    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
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    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
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    Sodium 0.0 mg
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    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
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    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
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    Protein 0.0 g
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