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As I announced yesterday in my post about downsizing, we are moving.
Along with the myriad of things to think about when you pack up your entire life and relocate is the oven.
One of my least favorite things about changing homes is having to figure out the idiosyncrasies of the new appliances.
Just when I had perfected the doneness of my famous chocolate chip cookies…
Alas, we must rebuild. In an effort to smooth the process of getting a new oven, I have been looking in to testing an oven to avoid J-Law situations like these:
Which brings us to…
To test for temperature accuracy:
Line a baking sheet with foil, lay a spoonful of sugar on it and place it in your oven. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
After an hour, the sugar should still be powdered (browned perhaps, but not melted).
If it has melted, your oven runs hot.
Turn your oven up to 375 degrees while the baking sheet with sugar is still inside and after 15 minutes it should be completely melted.
If it has not melted by this point, your oven runs cold.
To test for evenness:
Place slices of bread on the center rack of your oven making sure it is evenly lined. Set your oven to 350 degrees.
After 5 minutes, you will be able to tell based on where the bread is lightly toasted or singed, where your hot and cool spots are.
Now I’m actually kind of excited to move so I can make a rack full of yummy toast.
Until next time, cheers!