How to Test Your Oven Temperature Without a Thermometer

Recipe by Chocolatl
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To test if your oven is running cold:
  • Preheat oven to 375°. (186° C.).
  • Place a small amount of granulated sugar in an oven-proof dish or on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • If your oven is calibrated correctly, the sugar will melt.
  • If your oven is running cold, the sugar will not melt.
  • To test if your oven is running hot:
  • Preheat oven to 350°. (177° C.).
  • Follow the same procedure as above.
  • If your oven is calibrated correctly, the sugar will not melt (although it may brown a little).
  • If your oven is running hot, the sugar will melt.
  • 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.).
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