Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Something Essential, something free, something easy to do!

So, I get asked a lot about baking and what's hard to do in the kitchen, what's easy and well...lots of other questions!

But, here's something basic, necessary and only a phone call away! Get your oven calibrated! Have you ever put cookies in the oven on 350 degrees, for the amount of time you're supposed to cook them AND they come out burnt :( Nothing smells sadder than burnt cookies! Often our ovens get hotter and hotter and we have to adjust the temperature as we cook! So frustrating!

Here's how to fix it, call the gas company (if you have a gas stove) and tell them you want to schedule an appointment to get your oven calibrated. They'll come out about a week after you call, and they'll be at your house for about 30-45 minutes.

The gas company isn't going to fix your oven's temperature, they just set your dial to read the new hotter temperature, does that make sense?? The only way to actually fix your oven's temperature is to call a service company to come and install a new thermometer in your oven...and that is expensive!

Calibrating your oven is an easy, quick fix that will help you bake at the right temperature. No more burnt cookies, uneven cakes, or other baking debacles! The guy who calibrated my oven let me know that my oven was cooking 40 degrees hotter than normal! Yikes!

I hope that helps you just a smidge in your kitchen!

Happy Baking!


P.S. YES! That's my oven! No double, triple professional oven for me! It's still on my wish list :)

1 comment:

  1. wow--that's fascinating, i had no idea you could do that! thanks for the suggestion.



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