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My oven says its 375, my new Taylor thermo says its 275

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My oven says its 375, my new Taylor thermo says its 275

foodsmith | Jan 11, 2009 04:52 PM

So either my brand new Kenmore Elite oven is full of it, or my brand new Taylor oven thermometer is full of it. I am gonna say the oven is lying, but off by 100 degrees?!?! No wonder my Genoise is failing so badly!?

I moved the rack holding the Taylor to the top, and it increased an additional 10 degrees. The thermometer is hanging from below the rack by a clip. I have no idea if it was swung around to the top so it was above the top rack if it would register a higher heat? But no matter since no food can float in air anyway.

The Genoise I believe is supposed to be near the bottom 3rd of the oven. What should I do? Crank the oven to 450 and see if I can get the Taylor to register 375? Or just wait and see if the temp goes up? Maybe the oven is lying too quickly? It did beep after supposedly reaching my desired temp.

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