If you’ve noticed that your baked foods are overcooked or undercooked—and you’ve followed the instructions to the letter—you need an oven thermometer.
Just like a piano needs tuning, an oven needs to be calibrated to the correct temperature.
While calibration is set at the factory, ovens easily lose their calibration over time and will run at a higher or lower temperature than the dial indicates. You’ll know you’ve got a problem when your cookies are overbaked or the roast is raw.
But you can stave off disaster with an oven thermometer.
Oven thermometers are inexpensive, starting at just $10.00. This top-rated digital oven thermometer—it even beeps when the heat falls out of your set temperature—is less than $20.00.
This oven thermometer ensures that you
bake and roast to perfection. Photo
courtesy Maverick Thermometers.
Unlike tuning your piano, you can re-calibrate your oven yourself. There are many instructions online. Start with the website of your oven’s manufacturer.
Even after calibration, rely on your oven thermometer to produce the results you deserve.
Here’s to perfectly cooked turkey and success baking the most delicate cakes!
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