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Offline PizzaAlaJoey

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No wonder everything has been screwing up. One day I cremated something I cooked in under 3 minutes. The other I made a chicago pizza that was not properly risen. I'm guessing that explains some of my past problems with glue layers under my toppings. BTW this is a P.O.S. older than hell oven.


Offline chasenpse

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Re: I just realized my oven heats literally 100 degrees higher than it says.
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 06:58:07 PM »
I had litterally the same problem moving into a new apartment, oven was 75-100 degrees hotter than what I set. I went to make some bread and they turned into black bricks. I'd suggest buying an oven thermometer ASAP. What brand is yours? Perhaps we have the same oven.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 07:05:43 PM by chasenpse »
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Re: I just realized my oven heats literally 100 degrees higher than it says.
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 12:09:35 AM »
I had litterally the same problem moving into a new apartment, oven was 75-100 degrees hotter than what I set. I went to make some bread and they turned into black bricks. I'd suggest buying an oven thermometer ASAP. What brand is yours? Perhaps we have the same oven.

I like your stove, reminds me of the old style Caloric's. Be happy with your
ovens running on the hot side, that's a GOOD thing. BTW, I can see you keep a clean stove but if that carbon stain above you oven vent is being stubborn, soak a paper towel with some oven cleaner and stick it to the spot and let it soak, re-apply as necessary and it should come off. Oven cleaner won't hurt the porcelain coating

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Re: I just realized my oven heats literally 100 degrees higher than it says.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 01:33:33 AM »
I've wasted much money on cheap units, and finally decided to bite the bullet and get a professional grade dual probe unit.  I purchased a ThermoWorks TW8060, a 2-channel thermocouple alarm thermometer that allows you to measure the oven temperature as well as the temperature of the food you have within (e.g., a roast).  The nice part is that you can also use it just about anywhere, for example outdoors on your grill or smoker - effective temperature range is -328 to 2372F
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